Remember that 2am Bungie announcement
where they promised new Halo 2
multiplayer maps but only if you promised to play them on an Xbox 360? They stuck to their word with the maps -- Halo 2
renditions of Hang 'Em High and Derelict, two of Halo: Combat Evolved's
most popular multiplayer maps -- but have broken their promise on the console requirements. See, now they're saying these things will work on both Xbox and Xbox 360 platforms. Who's saying that? Bungie's own Frankie
, that's who!
For the reasonable price of $4 (wow, no MS Points?), you'll be able to download both maps -- now redubbed Tombstone and Desolation respectively -- on April 17. Because the original Xbox doesn't use Billy Bucks
, they've foregone the confusing currency conversion and settled on good old money.
Similarly, because the old Xbox doesn't distinguish between Gold and Silver accounts, you'll need to be a Gold member to download and play. Hurrah for coming through for the old school Halo
gamers: letting them play some heretofore offline-only Halo
maps in Halo 2
on their aging Xboxen.