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Fans complain about Halo Wars DLC size, dev fires back

9:30 PM on 05.19.2009 // Brad Nicholson

Halo Wars downloadable expansion “Strategic Options” hit Xbox LIVE Marketplace earlier today. The content, which only adds three new game modes to the Halo Wars experience, is causing a bit of negative message board noise. Why? The DLC weighs in at ... a stunning 2 MB.

Before you ask: no, you didn’t pass through a wormhole. People still take issue to small downloadable content, even if it’s too big to be a simple unlock. (Think Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War file size if you need an estimate for an unlock.)

There is an interesting twist to all of this. Halo Wars lead designer, Dave Pottinger, fired back against accusations that the DLC was included on the disc.

“None of the DLC was on the disc when it shipped,” Pottinger said via the official Halo Wars message board. “The game modes are a small download because they are rules.”

“There is some new content, but it’s obviously a different type of content compared to a map. Also, the recent patch added a bunch of miss support/engine groundwork for both DLCs.”

So, there you go Halo Wars fans. It’s safe to quit frothing now. You only spent 10 dollars on rules and prep.




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