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Uncharted 3 Flashback Map Pack #2 Trailer

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Posted on February 16, 2012 AT 06:43am

THE BUZZ: Naughty Dog has released a new trailer for the upcoming Flashback Map Pack 2 DLC for Uncharted 3.

The DLC is set to release February 21, priced at $9,99 or for free if you are part of the Fortune Hunter’s Club. The DLC adds four revamped maps from Uncharted 2: Village, Plaza, Temple and Trainwreck.

EGM’s TAKE: Four maps for $10 isn’t a bad deal, especially when they are bringing back fan favorites, but this again raises the question of charging for content you may have already brought if you own Uncharted 2. Should developers make all older maps compatible with the newest game? Really when you buy a map pack you’re only going to play it until the next game comes out and after that it’s useless. Developers then charge you for the content again to play it in the newest game.

It makes a lot of sense from a developers standpoint as all the assets are already there. It’s much easier to redesign old maps than it is to make new ones from scratch, so why not put them in the game to begin with? It would sway a lot of customers if a multiplayer game was going to launch with 15 maps instead of just six, even if nine of them are from the previous game.

Should developers upgrade older maps for free? Leave your thoughts below.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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