MW3 Terminal map sneaks into Xbox 360 exclusivity contract

By Alan Ng - Jul 6, 2012

After weeks of teasing, Infinity Ward has finally given some solid details on the upcoming and highly anticipated remake of Terminal. The popular MW2 map is on its way to Modern Warfare 3 and it’s going to be a free download, available on the Xbox 360 first later this month.

If you have been keeping an eye on progress for the map, you’ll probably know that there was some delay in Infinity Ward’s release process as they didn’t know whether the map would be available for release on all platforms at the same time, since it isn’t originally part of the Call of Duty Elite calendar.

However, the developer has now confirmed that the map still falls under Microsoft’s exclusivity contract and it means that Terminal is coming to Xbox 360 first, unfortunately spelling another months wait for those playing on PS3 and PC. Terminal is going to be released on July 17 for Elite members, while non-Elite members only have to wait a day to get it on July 18.

The best aspect of this, is the fact that Terminal is going to be a free download for everyone, which will obviously include PS3 and PC too when the exclusivity period runs out. If you missed screenshots and leaked gameplay of the map running on the MW3 engine, don’t forget to check that out again here – it looks pretty good.

Are you happy that this map is coming to MW3 for free? Activision could have easily charged a fee for this if they really wanted, so perhaps this is an indication that the publisher isn’t as greedy as a lot of people think. Then again, they could have also said that Terminal should be released on all platforms at the same time, but they didn’t so there we go.

Not long to wait if you are an Xbox 360 owner. Give us your reaction to the confirmed release date for Terminal and the fact that the map is still tied to exclusive contracts.

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  • Richard

    Terminal is the worst map from MW2! Why would Infinityward be stupid enough to give it back to us? It is full of campers, Noob Tubers, Sniper Noobs and Riot Shield!

    • DirtyDreamz

      u probably suck….thats in every map….that doesnt bother me cuz i always find them

  • Bernal90

    You know activision can say f*** it to the free drops and you pay for them.

  • SlzyOnlneJERK

    hey guess what i still paid for elite and it STILL doesn’t work properly.  i’m being asked to pre-order black ops 2 now, and that game was so poorly constructed the first time around it made me want to snap the disc in half every time i put it in the machine.  i think, that based on my experience with this series, i’ll be passing on any further releases.  as much as i enjoy spending over 100 dollars on the elite experience AND the game… THANKS for a map i already played, though, that was awful generous of you.  you guys are real sweethearts.

  • As great as this is, I think that the fact that the best map on the game is not only going to be free, but is also going to be a map from a previous game makes me realise just how much of a waste of money Elite actually was this year. 
    Here’s hoping Treyarch actually make it worth the money next year, otherwise I think I’ll give up with this series. 

    • Tostoast

      thats dogshit

  • Forbes Anderson

    I think that, although the exclusivity to Xbox is annoying (and I couldn’t care less if you 360 users pay for online, we paid more for our console and get shitty online – BLOPS) the fact that Activision aren’t charging for this is great, and real change, considering how much money they probably could have made if they had bundled it with some other great maps and charged a fortune again. Thanks Activision!

    • NgTurbo

      Yep, I agree.

      As I said above, they could have easily charged for this..and given the popularity surrounding Terminal, those young whippersnappers would have thrown money at the screen for this. Let’s hope Activision are changing their ways. 🙂