DICE, the developers behind Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has revealed downloadable map packs for the game will always be free including future planned content coming to players in “generous” amounts!
DICE launched their ‘VIP 2′ map pack for free yesterday on the same day as Infinity Wards 1200 MS Points ‘Stimulus Package’ for Modern Warfare 2. It seems Bad Company 2 players experienced no gaming difficulities compared to the disruption on Modern Warfare 2 caused by both recent playlist and title updates.
DICE Senior Producer, Patrick Bach informed Xbox World 360:
“We don’t ever want to charge for our maps and insisted to EA that this attitude was crucial when it came to keeping our community happy and playing together,”
“We’re owned by EA but we’re still very much DICE.”
“DICE have ‘generous’ amounts of DLC planned for Battlefield: Bad Company 2’s future.”
All the available DLC for the game is only free to players who bought their game brand new, since the included VIP code in the box once redeemed is tied to one account only. This means the DLC is not available free to players who buy their games second-hand as they will need to pay for it at the cost shown on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
In March alone, the game has sold more than 2.3 Million units making it the best selling video game of the month.