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Already a very popular game across all formats, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is about to get a makeover for the Xbox 360. April will see the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Game of the Year edition in what is looking like an exclusive for Microsoft’s console.


The re-released game will not appeal to gamers who have already purchased the title as the main edition is a download token for a map pack developer Infinity Ward is preparing. The pack is called the “Variety Map Pack” and contains the maps Creek, Broadhouse, Killhouse and Chinatown. The other slight difference is a new front cover for the game.

Existing owners will be able to buy the Variety Map Pack for 800 points (US$10) when it is released. That means players who have yet to purchase the game may end up saving a bit of money by waiting for the GotY edition to hit the shelves.

Personally I think a game re-release carrying the GotY tag needs a little bit more than a map pack token to warrant its price. Possibly an art book and additional single-player content along with downloadable content would make it a worthy purchase. We also have to remember Call of Duty 4 was originally released with a Collector’s Edition SKU. That has a “Making Of” bonus DVD and a hardcover art book. Why isn’t this in the GotY edition?

I’m hoping more content details appear before the re-release to help sweeten the deal. I also hope the PC and PS3 formats get the same treatment.
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it's good to see new content for COD4 but the lack of details on how the content will be handed off to the PC gamers is unsettling.
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all the previous COD games had a GOTY edition. Its only sane that COD4 gets one too. Dare I say most of its players are on 360. I'm not too bothered that the ps3+pc arent getting one because I've already got the game myself and am willing to pay for the map pack.
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I have yet to get COD4. I might hold out until the PC version hits.
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Dare I say most of its players are on 360. I'm not too bothered that the ps3+pc arent getting one because I've already got the game myself and am willing to pay for the map pack.
That argument is pointless. You may not be bothered but the millions of other people who have a PC or PS3 copy do care. It is like saying, because you play on a different system we are going to screw you over. Yes we do know paid just as much but we don't care.

It is not that hard for them to make the map pack for PC and PS3.
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That argument is pointless. You may not be bothered but the millions of other people who have a PC or PS3 copy do care. It is like saying, because you play on a different system we are going to screw you over. Yes we do know paid just as much but we don't care.

It is not that hard for them to make the map pack for PC and PS3.
yes i agree but if you read my comment I said I'm not too bothered. The only reason I can think of that they are bringing it out for 360 only is that microsoft made some sort of deal since COD4 is shovelling the money into xbox live. But infinityward do seem to have a little problem with staying loyal to other platforms at the moment.. something makes me think activision have more of a say in this..
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I really don't understand how cod 4 got goty. It got boring so fast.
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yes i agree but if you read my comment I said I'm not too bothered. The only reason I can think of that they are bringing it out for 360 only is that microsoft made some sort of deal since COD4 is shovelling the money into xbox live. But infinityward do seem to have a little problem with staying loyal to other platforms at the moment.. something makes me think activision have more of a say in this..
devs. arent loyal to platforms. they are and should be loyal to the ppl who want to play thier game, no matter what platform. thats called good business practice. get to as many ppl as u can.
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