For such a short single-player game, Gears of War sure has some staying power when it comes to the multiplayer. This week, the frag-fest gets four new playgrounds as Microsoft is spewing new Gears maps all over your Marketplace. All the maps are on the Gears payment plan, where you can pay for them when they first hit the marketplace, or be patient and get 'em for free six months later.
Click the cut for more screenshots and official details!
Here's the official word from M'Soft's own Major Nelson:
The map pack is 800 points in which you’ll get four new multiplayer maps:
Bullet Marsh: In this Kryll-infested swamp, an old generator still powers the area lights. A few stray bullets could easily knock out the generator, leaving combatants to fend for themselves against the Kryll.
Garden: This overgrown and crumbling conservatory still has a working fertilization and pesticide system. This system can pose a serious hazard to anyone who ventures into the greenhouse without first venting the air.
Process: Teams must fight for control of this subterranean Imulsion processing plant, still active despite the cessation of the Pendulum wars.
Subway: Timgad's Central Subway station used to serve as a central hub for commuters. Now the tunnels are crawling with Locust.
You can grab the pack this Thursday for 800 points or wait until Sept. 3, 2007 when all four maps will be available for free.
Major Nelson: New Gears maps coming this Thursday