Call of Duty 4 X360 Map Pack Expected This Week

Contradicting word of a delay, developer Infinity Ward claimed that the new Variety Map Pack for the Xbox 360 edition of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is still on track for release later today or early tomorrow.

"As of right now we're pushing certification for an on-time release for April 3rd or 4th," community manager Robert Bowling wrote on his fourzerotwo blog. "It looks like [the maps] should be available late Thursday night / early Friday morning."

Earlier this week, a representative for publisher and studio owner Activision told Shacknews and other outlets that the map pack had been delayed until April 10.

Priced at 800 Microsoft Points ($10), the downloadable content packs four multiplayer maps: Creek, Broadcast, Killhouse, and Chinatown (a remake of the classic CoD map Carentan). For a more intimate look, scope out the recent batch of gameplay videos.

The PlayStation 3 release of the map pack will carry the same $10 price point when it arrives in roughly three weeks, with the PC edition possibly following after that.

From The Chatty

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    April 3, 2008 8:14 AM

    Woot I say, woot!

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      April 3, 2008 8:56 AM

      yah i'm not too happy about them asking for $10 for some extra maps. valve releases new maps for free all the time. I mean seriously, how can you charge $10 for maps. that makes this a $70 game that happens to "come with" 4 extra maps now. awesome....

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        April 3, 2008 9:15 AM

        1 new map every 6 months for games that come out once every 3 years != 4 map pack within 6 months of the game release

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        April 3, 2008 6:19 PM

        or, it makes it a 60 dollar game with an option of expanding your multiplayer map selection with the spending of another separate 10 dollars.

        do i wish the maps were free? yes of course. do i have a problem paying for additional maps? no because i understand the development time that goes into building and painting these maps.

        does anyone know if the GOTY edition will have the maps included? one of my buddies heard on a commercial it said to buy it and get the 4 new maps with it. i _would_ be ticked if someone who bought the game now didnt have to pay the same amount as i did. considering i bought it on release day and along with the what 8 million others that have bought this game and made it so they could promote a GOTY edition it would be pretty much bullshit.

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      April 3, 2008 9:49 AM

      I'll buy them. I think this is one game that definatly deserves the extra money.

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      April 3, 2008 11:07 AM

      I'm glad they aren't being delayed. I'm going to play the hell out of them this weekend.