Treyarch's Josh Olin has defended the 1200MSP price of the Call of Duty: Black Ops map packs, saying that people "see value" in them.
While discussing the recent First Strike DLC in the new issue of OXM, we asked if players had simply got used to paying top dollar for CoD DLC, after the initial outcry back in the days of Modern Warfare 2
"It's a little of getting used to it, but I think people see there's a lot of value in the map pack," said Olin. "All four of our MP maps are brand new from the ground up- they're not rehashes from single player, they're not old maps that people have seen before - they're brand new maps."
"As well as those maps, they get new gameplay mechanics with ziplines and destructible bridges and auto turrets and then in Ascension they get... in fact every new zombie map we've ever made for DLC, it's more than just a few maps - new weapons, new enemies, new traps."
The release of First Strike offered further proof that price isn't really an issue where CoD is concerned, selling a record-breaking 1.4 million in the first 24 hours of going on-sale. The game remains at the top of the Xbox Live activity charts.