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Activision: 'Call of Duty: World At War' DLC Will Be Unusual, Announced In 2009

MTV Multiplayer Writes:
Get ready for a twist, "Call of Duty" fans.

Even though the new "Call of Duty: World At War" is succeeding with consumers and critics by sticking to the successful adrenaline-fueled formula of its franchise predecessor, new downloadable content coming to the game in 2009 will represent a break from 2007's "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare."

How much of a break from the "Modern Warfare" DLC will it be?

In a phone interview with MTV Multiplayer just before Thanksgiving, "World at War" executive producer Daniel Suarez confirmed that the game's development team is working on downloadable content that will exceed the single multi-player map-pack offered for "Modern Warfare" earlier this year. "We want to do at least - the hope is - potentially two, maybe three packs out before we're all said and done."

Suarez said announcements of the downloadable content would be coming at the beginning of the New Year. While he declined to provide a release schedule, he offered this surprise: "It's not going to be what we've done traditionally. I'll leave it a little bit mysterious."

What was "traditional" for "Call of Duty" would have to be what was done for "Modern Warfare." That consisted of four multiplayer maps released five months after the base game launched. What could the new approach be? Downloadable content for the single-player campaign instead of just multiplayer map packs? New armament? New music? A map editor? "Call of Duty" fans should start guessing.

But here's one option fans shouldn't consider: the content won't involve a cross-over with "Modern Warfare." I asked if the development team on "World at War" was exploring an option to bring the weapons and maps of these two most recent "Call of Duty" games into one meshed, generation-spanning experience. Suarez said nothing like that is in the works.

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DavidMacDougall3697d ago

I've already traded this game in, it was your typical WW2 BS! very boring plus the online was broken

kwicksandz3697d ago

Treyarch has built in matchmaking that works! and not for just people in the USA. It has the same gameplay as cod4 but this time with green ping bars every match

Screw you infinity ward ive already traded in cod4 and treyarch, you have earned yourself a fan.

buy a ps33697d ago

when i bought the game i thought that i had been ripped off. then i unlocked NAZI ZOMBIE mode and it got a bit better. at the start the online didn't seem as fun as COD4 but as you get used to it it gets better and better ( the weapons get cooler as you level up). the single played campaign was not as good as COD$ yet the flame thrower levels were 100% crispy and cooked to perfection. when you buy the game it sucks but it gets way better after you put some time into it. you should consider rebuying it.

BattleAxe3697d ago (Edited 3697d ago )

I think CoD: WaW is the best WW2 game ever made. The single player game isn't quite as good as CoD4, but its still awesome.

Online it has some beautiful maps and the gameplay is identical to CoD4. Its still very photo-realistic.

Pandemic3697d ago (Edited 3697d ago )

Hopefully the DLC will be good.. as it said in the story ''will exceed the single multi-player map-pack offered for Modern Warfare''

psnSkareFace3697d ago

i liked cod5s story better but cod4 online had less problems and i think it was better online as well

jamesrocks31473697d ago

think this game just dont match up to cod4 cod4 seems 2 be way better for a start u have team tacial! how can u take that out in cod5! u spawn with ur mates not next to an enermy its the same as cod4 but mixed up abit the online isnt the same the storyline i think is better but thats it its crap my mate really hates himself for trading cod4 for cod5 am glad i didnt i just cant wait til cod6. cod5 is disappointing

cod4 owns cod5

PrimordialSoupBase3697d ago

They will fix their unusual balancing, I can only hope. Until then, I'm on CoD4.

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