This is why Valve is awesome! The upcoming Left 4 Dead Survival Pack, which will add a new game mode and two Versus campaigns, will be free for both PC and Xbox 360 gamers.
Microsoft does not put DLC up for free unless its cost is covered in some way. For example, the first Gears of War map pack was sponsored by the Discovery Channel. However, it is not known at this point if Valve is covering the cost, if there will be an advertising deal, or if Microsoft decided to let Valve slide on this one.
I'm really happy that Xbox 360 gamers will get to enjoy the new DLC for free!
The full press release can be found after the jump.
L4D DLC: FREE ON 360 & PC
February 11, 2009 - The recently announced Left 4 Dead Downloadable Content (L4D DLC) will be delivered to Xbox 360 and PC gamers free of charge.
Due for release this spring, the DLC for 2008's best-selling new game property on the PC and Xbox 360, is dubbed the L4D Survival Pack and introduces a new multiplayer game mode entitled, Survival, plus two complete campaigns for Versus Mode (Death Toll, Dead Air). A Critic's Choice Edition of the game will be heading to retail stores this spring, and will include access to all the content introduced in the L4D: Survival Pack.
Left 4 Dead is a survival action game from Valve that blends the social entertainment experience of multiplayer games such as Counter-Strike and Team Fortress with the dramatic, narrative experience made popular in single player action game classics such as the Half-Life series of games. Released in November of 2008, L4D has earned over 25 industry awards from outlets around the world.
For more information, please visit www.l4d.com