More MW2 DLC in second half of 2010

Likely to stick with $15 price point.

Activision plans to release its second map pack for Modern Warfare 2 in the "back half of the year" according to CFO Thomas Tippl.

Referring to releases in the second half of calendar 2010, Tippl said during last night's earnings call: "With respect to the Call of Duty franchise, we plan to release the second Map Pack for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, which is currently in development at Infinity Ward."

Tippl later said that the first pack, the Stimulus Package, had been a roaring success and the $15 - 1200 Microsoft Points - price tag had been the right call for Activision.

"I think they've been selling incredibly well. As you know, we've expanded the number of maps that we are providing as part of that release," he said.

"And therefore, the $15 price point has still provided a fantastic value to gamers and is also evidenced by the billions of hours that people are playing the game online. So we think that has worked.

"We have currently the second Map Pack in development at Infinity Ward. So we expect this to be launch sometime later this year. And we haven't made any comment beyond that at this point," he added.

Check out our review of the Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package elsewhere.

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has previously said that the first two map packs for Modern Warfare 2 would be exclusive to its system for a timed period.

The Stimulus Package enjoyed 30 days of exclusivity, arriving on PC and PS3 this week.

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