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GI: Halo 5 planned to have more than 15 DLC maps by June 2016 - Will all be free

dancrane212

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This is coming from the Game Informer article; figured the news was big enough to stand on it's own but please lock the thread up if not.

Ever since maps stopped getting an eventual free release during Halo 3 the series has suffered where DLC playlists would have low player-count or certain game modes would get locked in playlists that would require paid maps. This is a very big step in the right direction, and Halo 5 will be a much better online experience for it.

Over 20 maps at launch.
 

PillarEN

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This is positive PR. Definitely can get behind this. Unless that means they aren't able to make enough maps before the game ships and thus aren't really free but actually late to the party maps.
 

Euron

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WHAT?!



Over 20 maps at launch.
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!

Stinkles I was content with getting Fallout 4 in October and playing it for the rest of the year but now it looks like I have to postpone that until Christmas.
 

KDC720

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The right choice. Garden Warfare and Mass Effect 3 also did this to great success, and I don't mind paying for cosmetic stuff every now and again if it means free maps.
 

Xaero Gravity

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In the eyes of the gaming community, you're only as good as your last game, but this is a fantastic step forward. Now show me what's in the $250 edition so I know if it's worth keeping the pre order. :D
 

Alienous

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Full price it is, 343.

And feel free to maintain that RRP, like a Nintendo game.

This is how it should be done.
 

silkysmooth

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Sounds good so far.

They have a long way to go after MCC debacle though. But not dividing multiplayer and supporting the game for months after launch is a good start.
 

cw_sasuke

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No XBL Gold needed for online coop ? Interesting...
 

VanWinkle

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Games are getting free MP maps pretty often these days. I love it. Hopefully soon we'll see a full death of this DLC fragmentation.

Great news. And 15 maps?! Wow.