Man. I finally confirmed the April 12 date for PS3 content drops 4, 5, and 6 — and boom, Xbox 360 gets drops 7 and 8 all stealth-like the same week. Elite premium members can download two new MP maps, Foundation and Sanctuary, on Xbox 360 tomorrow. The Twitter account for @CallofDutyElite — which is the one I always tell people to follow for news like this, and for good reason — was first to spill the beans and provided the teaser screenshot seen above. I have confirmed that screen is from Sanctuary (kinda makes sense), but I don’t know what Foundation looks like. I guess we are all in for surprises tomorrow,
Zamzarvideo on Twitter asked why this was sort of a stealth announcement, and I am not sure, but I have a theory: The novelty is sort of over, isn’t it? There’s a big Content Calendar that shows what’s on deck. You know what’s coming in broad terms. The only people who really care what those specific items will be — and the only people likely to be following Elite’s official Twitter account — are the people who are already Call of Duty Elite premium subscribers; everybody else will get those maps in the Content Collections later in the year if they want them. So if you’re one of those committed premium members, “You’re going to get what we promised you tomorrow” makes more sense to me than “Coming in two and a half weeks: Things you already paid for!” Plus, Call of Duty has been accused of overhype in the past; if they’re bringing it down a few notches, I’m okay with that.
Then again, maybe my theory is wrong; I will ask around. But either way, it’s a good week for MW3 DLC, with content on 360 on Tuesday and PS3 content two days later.