It’s been just over four and a half months since MAG released worldwide and 930,000 battles, 1.7 million players, and 1.1 billion kills later, the time to expand is now.
This is gonna be awesome.
It's gonna be gooood XD Couldn't quite understand how it's going to flow but I sure am getting it later this month. Don't like that we have to pay for this stuff after 60bucks but hey, it's 128v128. I'll support that knowing MAG2 (and others like it) will be packed full of content from here on in. Oh, the patch is really good too.
Basically it seems like the new mode will be taking and holding points, similar to Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield 2 for the PC. Since all three maps are neutral, all factions should be able to play them from all sides to add to the variety instead of defending one map and attacking the two others in any given game mode. Should be interesting.
yup, just the news I was waiting for. Now a fix for MW2 and Socom4 going back to Socom 2 roots. Ya I can dream.
I'm loving the idea of neutral battlefields. Now people won't be able to complain about unbalanced maps (be it true or not). I haven't played in a while (recently got into Battlefield), but I'll jump back in with the DLC.
only 1.1 billion kills. someones slacking.. comeon up the numbers :)
I just hope every MAG player buys it, because we need a lot of people to play a match. For only 10$ you get 3 HUGE detailed maps, a new game mode and new trophies. You see, Activision?
A lot of people talk about sales as if thats so important, especially for games like Halo or CoD. This game proves that sales have bothing to do with how much fun you have in a game. Played so many games on the PS3, nothing comes close to this in terms of sheer fun. Teamwork, tactics, discipline are all that matters, you can actually win games for your team with barely a few kills by playing for the team.
Sweet.. heck yeah i will Return, join my fellow Svers >> ok time stop playing modnationracers and begin playing MAG !!!!
Gotta love MAG. Downloading 1.06 update right now. But i hate paying for DLC.
I just got on and finished downloading 1.06. I cant get on MAG and it says "purchase this slot" or something. WTF?!!?!?! Server Maintenance, or what????
What's more astounding is the 1.7 million players, I didn't think it would have sold that well. It totally sold better than warhawk, this is just amazing. I'm so getting this game
That number is likely for amount of players and not how much it's sold. Last month MAG had gone past 750k so likely over 1mill by years end for sure but the 1.7mill is likely 2 or more people with different PSN accounts on one PS3
Even 1 million, at full price, is not bad - say it rises to close to 1.5m lifetime, thats enough for MAG 2. It doesnt need to compete with Halo or FF in sales, all I want to see is enough sales to ensure a new improved sequel of MAG with more maps and the same awesome gameplay.
"awesome gameplay" = team-killing. no thanks. i heard they patched it so that you can't tk anymore, but it's a little too late for me... i traded my copy in last month.
But the knife swipe can no longer hit players on the same team (so no more accidental knife kills) and they took away the headshot bonus for same team players (so if you accidentally shoot them in the head, they take regular damage, not headshot damage). Other than that, you can still get tked--but it really doesn't happen often enough to warrant RETURNING the game. I don't know what you were doing, but tks are rare enough to overlook.
500k for an online only game is great enough for a sequel if it's exclusive to one platform. people keep forgetting that online only games are not like full sp/mp games. MAG is the fastest selling online only game this gen so far and is a virtual lock for over 1.5mill life time. Only on the ps3 have we seen online only games surpassing 500k in sales. SOCOM & Warhawk have both surpassed 1mill already. I'm sure work on MAG2 has already started.
About half of those players are rental players, or used sales, likely. The game has only sold about 800K new, I think. Actually that really says something about how much used sales take away from a game's revenue, I think.
$10 for all that content is awesome. i hope the MAG community gets a jump start with this DLC and it gets better and bigger
Soo...do a lot of people still play? I loved the beta but I figured it would turn into MW after a week....do people still play...if so...is it still tactical? I know it's supposed to be but I remember half my squad going away from the objective in the beta
It's an amazing game because it's a TEAM GAME! Squad up and have fun!
My New Summer Game! Going to be playing Non-Stop from here on out! Did you guys see that Heavy Armor?!? i wonder if its still instant 1 shot kill for headshots? I hope so... or maybe 2 since they have that awesome Mask!
I'm definitely getting this one day one....
Other companies should look carefully, as this is how you do a proper DLC.
I like the game. (400+hours) But I don't think charging for this is a smart move on their part. It's basically a $70 multiplayer only game now for newcomers if they buy it new. And it's going to split the MAG community.All the hardcores will buy it up and rush to the new maps for a few weeks and the rest of the community will falter once they realise how long it takes to find a big game. Then it will go downhill quickly from there. If you start your game at $60 , give free DLC you nubsticks. If you start your game at $40 like it should have been , then fine.Go ahead and charge.More people would be playing it now and more people would likely fork over the money for the DLC.Use your brain cells. /rant
Hope you are wrong... GOING MAG!
You do know that give people alot of free dlc right? Everyone now should have all the armors that were only a preorder gift an more new armors were added with new weapons. Plus do you even understand how much it cost to make a game? Or even how much it cost to buy each disc, case and book for the game? Yeah, but now the game is at 40 bucks. So you got no reason to be a baby.
Remember, MAG is not 60 dollars any more. its 40 and some places 30. plus you also forget that as time goes on the price will keep droping and more people would be about to get MAG (disc+all DLCs) for less than $30.
The reason it's cheaper now already is the inflated starting price and retailers can't move them. A pricedropisn't going to do wonders now. Just my opnion , but if they would have started at $40 .... they'd have a lot more sales at the beginning and people generally would have been more enthusiastic about the title and could sell their friends on it at that price. And they'd have more consistent sales up to this point. I wouldn't be complaining if this didn't rely on player counts as much as other games , but it does. If I was thinking about getting MAG right now and could pick it up for $30-$40 + $10 for the DLC factored in when I know the player counts are pretty weak .... I probably wouldn't buy it.
@brew clearly you don't understand why games get a price drop..many much much older games are still full priced because they have not garnered enough sales to deem a price drop plausible financially. Thats why many games drop to $30.00 and sometime $20.00...Demon's Souls has been out since last October but only now on Amazon has a drop to $30.00(everyone should get this btw) so are you saying it had an inflated price and couldn't sell, ninja gaiden sigma 2 is still full priced on amazon because it did not get as many sales to allow a price drop. Oh and MAG is closing in on a million sales and it came out only January.
So far MAG is taking MW2 place, MW2 has a great story but the online has gone to hell because of people hacking or using glitchs. Worst you can find on MAG is people using glitchs an that is being fix with the new add on. This game keeps adding alot of great stuff and trying to keep both sides from being over power.
and before you jump down my throat, I do play and enjoy MAG, my concern is this when I play MAG it takes forever to get into the domination, 15 minutes sometimes. The community is not as strong as I and I'm sure others would like it to be. So paying 10.00 and then having to wait forever for the room to populate concerns me. If you dont have my experience with the game then I am jealous.
Thanks, Zipper... and cheers to those of us that have stuck with this awesome game!
Woot! Can't wait for more info!
In love with this game.
Had mag le since day 1, gonna have this dlc day 1too! This is gonna be awesome!
this is great news but the concerns of the size of the community is a large and valid concern. I'll buy it but i hope it doesn't split up the community. I do think there are more online players that are willing to buy new dlc for games they play than players who aren't but $10 may be the breaking point for some. Its not a lot of money at all to me and others but some may see it as such Regardless, this shall pull me away from BFBC2 since ( as much as i love BFBC2 ) the maps are getting rather boring, the 'new' maps they are releasing are too slow of speed since its already on the disk and are nothing but new game modes on the same maps. Hell, the two new maps coming out for BFBC2 are on modes that some don't really play
i do not mind paying ten bones at this point and time. i was getting tired of waiting for domination matches to start becuase of lack of players. i hope more people come back to Mag and supprot this game after this Dlc drops.... i hope Zipper add a special perk for veterans. i am getting tire of "resupplying" my character weapons/gadgets over and over again. i have reached level 60 = 6x already. it gets boring very fast to start all the way over,over, and over again.... please come up with something "new".
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