After teasing that its first expansion pack for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 would arrive for Xbox users later this month, developer Infinity Ward has now revealed that the add-on will cost 1,200 Microsoft Points (roughly £10).
Speaking to Microsoft's Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hyrb, Infinity Ward's community manager Robert Bowling announced the asking price during a podcast and went on to reveal the contents of the downloadable content.
Dubbed the Stimulus Package, Modern Warfare 2's first expansion will feature five additional maps - three of which are entirely new, and two of which are ported from the first Modern Warfare title, Call of Duty 4.
Infinity Ward's new maps are described briefly as follows:
- Bailout: a multi-level apartment complex
- Storm: an open industrial park littered with heavy machinery
- Salvage: a snowy junkyard fortified by stacked debris and crushed cars
Meanwhile, the two maps ported from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare are Crash and Overgrown. Both maps are said to be "reworked" with improved graphics, but feature no geographic changes.
Contrary to recent speculation, there is currently no indication of new weapons or perks being added to the game, but Infinity Ward is expected to shuffle the online multiplayer game modes, with Bowling hinting at an increase in Hardcore playlists.
The Stimulus Package will be available via Xbox Live Marketplace on March 30th and is expected to make its way to other platforms at a later date.