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MW3 Black Box set in stone for PS3 owners

Just in case you still needed reminding, Activision still offers a PS3 subscription service for Call of Duty Elite. Xbox 360 users may be getting the content early, but we now have news of when Activision will release the next content drop DLC goodies on the PlayStation Store – ie, the missing Black Box and Overwatch DLC maps.

Xbox 360 owners with an Elite subscription are obviously loving life right now. They received the Overwatch map on February 21st, followed by the new Black Box map and two Spec Op missions which have just become available on Xbox Live earlier this week.

Now though, Activision has finally given some important information for PS3 Elite users, as Overwatch has been scheduled to appear in the PlayStation Store update on March 29, or perhaps sooner depending on which day Sony updates your region store.

Activision has ‘kindly’ also given PS3 users an indication of when Black Box will be arriving as well. Dan Amrich has written on his blog that he believes Black Box will arrive on April 12 on the PlayStation Store, again this could be sooner like Tuesday or Wednesday depending on your region.

Although it is obviously not ideal that you have to wait a month longer than Xbox 360 users to get the content, at least Overwatch and Black Box will be arriving in a relatively short amount of time between releases so once you have played Overwatch to death, Black Box will be ready and waiting for you.

The Subscription: How do you see Activision’s subscription service for Call of Duty panning out in the future? We’re hearing that EA also has plans for a Battlefield subscription which we’ll get onto at a later point, but do you think we will have an outcome where the majority of console FPS games will now require a monthly/annual fee for the full package? It seems to be heading down that route from where we see it, but free to play shooters such as DUST 514 does still prove that there are developers out there who are not just looking to bleed our wallets dry.

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