Le 2 novembre, EA sortira un DLC gratuit (sur PC comme sur consoles) pour Medal of Honor contenant deux nouvelles maps et un nouveau mode de jeu (Clean Sweep).

On s’en réjouirait si, le 2 novembre, EA ne sortait pas également un DLC payant (sur PC comme sur consoles) pour Medal of Honor contenant deux nouvelles maps et un nouveau mode de jeu (Hot Zone, un clone de King of the Hill)… Moins d’un mois après la sortie du jeu, c’est clairement du grand n’importe quoi.

Ceci dit, il y ait des chances que, comme les innombrables DLC payants de Bioshock 2, ça ne concerne au final pas grand monde : moins de 2000 joueurs y jouent chaque jour via Steam. EA espère probablement vendre son DLC à quelques curieux avant que le raz-de-marée Call of Duty ne vienne emporter tous les joueurs une semaine plus tard.

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EA’S MULTI-PLATINUM HIT MEDAL OF HONOR EXPANDS WITH NEW MULTIPLAYER MAPS AND MODES
GUILDFORD, UK – Oct. 27, 2010 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the hit first-person shooter Medal of HonorTM will further expand its intense multiplayer experience with the release of an all-new multiplayer mode on November 2, 2010. The new mode called Hot Zone features “King of the Hill” gameplay where teams fight over a designated location on a map; the team who holds their position longest prevails. This adrenaline-fueled mode is playable across two all-new maps (Hindukush Pass and Korengal Outpost) as well as redesigned versions of the popular Shahikot Valley and Helmand Valley multiplayer maps. Hot Zone will be available via Xbox LIVETM Marketplace for 800 MS points, on PlayStation®Network for £7.99 and on PC exclusively via the EA StoreTM for £7.99.

In addition to Hot Zone, EA will also release Clean Sweep on Nov 2 via Xbox LIVE, PSN and PC for free*. Clean Sweep is an elimination mode where players will rely on their own skill and teammates’ expertise to prove victorious. This free mode will also feature two all-new maps (Bagram Hangar and Khyber Caves) as well as redesigned versions of the popular Diwagal Camp and Kabul City Ruins maps.

Developed by DICE, Medal of Honor multiplayer delivers world-class First Person Shooter action and dedicated server support with all of the same authentic settings, weapons and realistic action depicted in the single-player game. For the first time in its 11-year history, Medal of Honor leaves the WWII theatre and enters the modern setting of war-torn Afghanistan. The game is told through the lens of a small band of fictional characters. Medal of Honor introduces players to the Tier 1 Operator, an elite warrior and relatively unknown instrument of the U.S. Military that operates under the National Command Authority to take on missions no one else can handle.