NEWS - Thursday, November 26, 2009


Modern Warfare 2 DLC Could Generate $140 Million

Broadpoint AmTech analyst Ben Schachter expects Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 downloadable content to generate in the region of $140 million next year.

Schachter released his forecast as Infinity Ward community manger Robert Bowling confirmed that the first DLC for the record breaking title will debut in spring 2010.

While just one downloadable map pack was released for 2007’s COD: Modern Warfare, 2008’s COD: World At War received three downloadable map packs. Those packs have sold over 7.5 million copies this calendar year at $9.99 a unit. Beyond direct accretive revenue generation, DLC also enables publisher’s to extend the shelf life of their titles and hold pricing longer.

At E3 this year Infinity Ward announced that Xbox 360 owners will get the first access to two downloadable Modern Warfare 2 map packs.

Earlier this week hackers found a number of secret Modern Warfare 2 gameplay modes hidden in the source code. ’Arena’, ’Global Thermal Nuclear War’, ’One Flag’ and ’VIP’ were all uncovered, three of which contained the phrase "fix after ship", suggesting they could eventually be released as DLC.

Schachter said in a research note issued to Industry Gamers: "Though the company has not announced anything, we would not be surprised to see the content expand significantly beyond simple map packs to include new missions, modes of play, and in-game items… The point is that Call Of Duty’s fan base will pay for additional content, and we expect ATVI’s Infinity Ward to monetise that throughout 2010.”

A potential Call Of Duty MMO or subscription-based service has also been making the news recently, with Activision Blizzard CFO Thomas Tippl saying: “You should expect us to test and ultimately launch additional online monetisation models of some of some of our biggest franchises like Call Of Duty".


Source: http://www.next-gen.biz

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 74,681
Forum Posts: 725,954
Xbox One Titles: 4,861
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,086
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 586
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 2,406
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 16,463
Screenshots: 37,347
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

KeyWe Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 13373 Views

2021: XBA is still here
Post by shrew king
27 Replies, 99199 Views

Watch Dogs: Legion
Post by Nato King
0 Replies, 94389 Views

Xbox Series X or S
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 109501 Views

Spellbreak Grand Magus Pack (3) and Starter Pack (7) Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 105256 Views

I pay $ 1000! I search the Element 54 Canadian launch Team signaturen Faceplate
Post by Smill
0 Replies, 119714 Views

Xbox one no signal
Post by debrartin
0 Replies, 117984 Views

do you remember?
Post by SnoochyBoochy
3 Replies, 145517 Views

i haz xbox
Post by SnoochyBoochy
0 Replies, 111252 Views

Claiming the first thread of 2020
Post by Kraft
7 Replies, 186516 Views

Important! I pay $ 1000! I search the Sweden launch and the Element 54 Faceplate
Post by Smill
3 Replies, 117981 Views

Squad Up
Post by samslophead
0 Replies, 207016 Views

TERA Skinned Xbox One X Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 148456 Views

Starfield Release expectations?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 259257 Views

Issue with Xbox live on Xbox home
Post by rcmpayne
0 Replies, 145071 Views

© 2000-2023 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics