Halo 5: Guardians might launch with 20 multiplayer maps in total, but the game will deliver over 15 more free DLC packs by June 2016, 343 Industries has revealed.
In the latest issue of Game Informer, creative director Josh Holmes explained that the decision not to charge for additional multiplayer maps boiled down to not wanting to segregate the multiplayer community. If you’ve played Battlefield and Call of Duty, you’ll be used to this feeling.
“When you have paid map packs and content, you divide the player base into two groups: the haves and have nots. The people that have the map pack can play together but the people that don’t cannot.
“That to us is a real problem. So we’re delivering all the maps to all players free so everybody will be able to player together. That, we feel, is really important to having a great multiplayer ecosystem.”
Halo fans are sure to love this one. Halo 5: Guardians releases on Xbox One on October 27th.