Microsoft announced during its E3 conference that the first two map packs for Modern Warfare 2 will be timed exclusives on Xbox 360.

Xbox bigwig John Schappert let fly the news after a gameplay demonstration of Modern Warfare 2, which saw the player traverse an icy cliff, stalk up to a building, strangle people and then runaway from a building amidst gunfire. It was tense and very impressive.

Epic big-shot Mark Rein, who was sat next to Ellie during the conference, whispered to her that the trailer was "insanely good".

Modern Warfare 2 is due out for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on 10th November.

Head over to our Modern Warfare 2 gamepage to find out more, or take in our transcript of the entire Microsoft conference for an announcement-packed speech.

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