New Halo 3 Maps Previewed by 1UP
If you’re just sitting around, waiting with your 800 Microsoft Points to buy the new Halo 3 maps, then you’ll want to head over to the 1UP preview of the new DLC. There are screens of each of the new maps, game recommendations for each map, notable weapons and some thoughts on whether or not each is any good.
They look pretty interesting to me, but there are those who don’t want to pay. Bungie’s Brian Jarrard hears you and wishes they could be free, but offers the fact that they’ll be free in the spring.
“Obviously…we’d love to give the maps away for free to recognize our fans and all the great support they’ve shown us. But in the spring, they’ll be free. We’re happy we’re able to keep doing that because I have to imagine that some people would probably rather never make them available for free because you’re walking away from this cash cow, right?”
“We talked to Microsoft a lot about this,” says Jarrard. “They’ve got guys who specialize in doing research on what people are going to spend and how much people are willing to pay — and they set the price point based on their expertise. But for people that don’t want to spend the money, hopefully it’ll be a short wait and the maps will be available for free in the spring.”
When asked if the maps were too pricey, Jarrard said, “Yeah, probably a little bit.”
Now it’s up to the gamers to decide.