We have some interesting news to bring you now, as it has been confirmed that Activision are planning to release another version of Call of Duty: Black Ops, although this one will come bundled with some free DLC.
At the moment, it’s unclear what DLC you’ll be getting and if they include just one, or all three DLC so far if you include the Annihilation map pack that is due out at the end of this month.
The Limited Edition will be priced at $59.99, the same price as the usual version and will be available to buy on June 28th, as reported from Eurogamer. That date as you are probably aware is also the date in which the Annihilation DLC is out as well, so that may raise one or two eyebrows.
Actvision are yet to officially announce the Limited Edition version, so we don’t know the exact nature of what DLC is included, as that’s obviously the ultimate deciding factor on whether or not the game is worth it or not. If the Limited Edition only comes with the First Strike DLC that is also included in a separate PS3 hardware bundle, then you have to say that it’s probably doesn’t warrant paying another $59.99 for the game with only one piece of DLC.
However, if Activision are planning to release all three DLC packs which are First Strike, Escalation and Annihilation for $59.99 – then that’s obviously a good deal that many gamers wouldn’t mind commiting to. We have a feeling that it’s just going to be one pack though, maybe Activision will offer gamers a choice of which DLC pack they want – that would spice things up a little.
Another interesting aspect of this release is the timing. With Modern Warfare 3 on the way in November, is this a clever business decision by Activision to get one last big pay day for Black Ops until sales fall with the release of Modern Warfare 3? Given Activision’s reputation for being one not to miss out on making money at any given opportunity, this seems like a possible scenario to us.
Hopefully the company will announce exact details on this Limited Edition pack and what it entails, so we can all get a better idea of what they are putting on the table. One DLC pack won’t cut the mustard in our opinion, but three DLC packs would be a lovely way for Activision to get back in public favor.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think the company will offer all three DLC packs with this Limited Edition, or is it wishful thinking? Stay tuned for further details on this.