Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 finally seems to have found its footing following a rocky launch, on the technical side, at least. There are still areas that could be improved, and plenty of promised Elite features that have yet to arrive, but the game and its social network are both up and running. That's good. The next focus for co-developers Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games, along with Raven Software? DLC.
Elite subscribers in particular have been waiting to hear what Activision's release plan is for the game's downloadable add-ons, since the main feature of the $50 subscription not only nets you all of that content, but also early access to it as well. A morning e-mail sent to Elite's Premium members confirms that the planned DLC "season" will kick off on January 24, on Xbox Live first. Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling has tweeted the first screenshot of one the maps, Park. [above]
The e-mail links to a video that's supposed to be up on the EliteTV channel, but it doesn't appear to be live for one and all just yet. In it, IW's Robert Bowling reveals that fans can expect more diverse DLC than they've seen with past Call of Duty games, including multiplayer maps, Spec Ops missions and "a variety of things that players have never seen before." Look for more info, including details on when PlayStation 3 and PC users can expect the added content, in early January (via CVG).
The e-mail also confirms some other minor details that may be of interest to fans. Next week, Elite users can look forward to the launch of Compete channel events that offer actual, physical prizes. Then, next month, the long-promised Call of Duty Elite mobile app will be coming to iOS and Android platforms.