Bungie needs to read this !
Game Informer’s new cover story on Halo 5, which is due out on October 27. The game will include more than 20 multiplayer maps right from the start, then 15 maps being released as DLC by June 2016. Microsoft will give each of these away for FREE to avoid dividing players into groups of those who do and do not own them,something that has increasingly become a problem for shooters over the years.
“When you have paid map packs and content, you divide the player base into two groups: the haves and have-nots,” studio head Josh Holmes explained. “The people that have the map pack can play together but the people who 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 play together. That, we feel, is really important to having a great multiplayer ecosystem.”