DICE Will "Never Charge" For Bad Company 2 Maps
When two games are in competition with one another, the battle can often swing on just a few words from either side.
Or if it doesn't swing, one side at least has to flinch at a jab. There has been much talk in the gaming community concerning DICE and EA's Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Infinity Ward and Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Which is better offline? Which is better online? Well, we're not about to dive into that can of worms, but not long after Infinity Ward applied a 1200 Microsoft Points price tag to the new Stimulus Pack for MW2, DICE offered up a little vow. See, DICE just released their own VIP 2 map for BC2 and...well, it's free. And according to CVG, the developer says they'll "never charge for downloadable map packs." As DICE senior producer Patrick Bach told Xbox World 360 Magazine:
"We don't ever want to charge for our maps and insisted to EA that this attitude was crucial when it came to keeping our community happy and playing together."
Bach added that DICE had "generous amounts of DLC" scheduled for Bad Company 2 but there's no doubt that this "free" attitude will go over well with gamers. It also lands that jab squarely on Activision's jaw, although being as big as they are, they may not feel it.
Related Game(s): Battlefield: Bad Company 2
3/31/2010 9:20:34 PM Ben Dutka