Downloadable maps for 360 COD3 debriefed

Activision heads back to the front lines of downloadable content with its latest WWII shooter; free map, $10 map pack coming postholidays.

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While several publishers struggled with getting the correct formula right for downloadable content over Xbox Live, Activision didn't seem to have any problems.

For its Xbox 360 launch title Call of Duty 2, the publisher released bonus multiplayer map packs, ranging in price from free to $10. Through August, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said that more than $1 million had been made from downloadable COD2 maps alone.

The company is hoping for similar financial success from its latest game in the series, Call of Duty 3. Today, Activision revealed that it is releasing six new multiplayer maps for the game sometime after the holidays.

One map, titled "Champs," will be given out for free. The map is set in Port Royal de Champs, France, and is sized for small to medium groups of players. The remaining five maps will be bundled in the Valor Map Pack and sell for 800 Marketplace points ($10).

For more on Call of Duty 3, read GameSpot's review.

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