As much drama as there is surrounding the concept of "Day One DLC", nobody can really argue with the tactics employed by Spec Ops: The Line. Almost before the game had hit shelves, 2K and Yager announced a whole bunch of new content on the way - absolutely free.
The developer is currently putting the finishing touches on four new multiplayer co-op missions, which will act as a prelude to the full game's single-player campaign.
Your task is to work your way through these new areas, trying out different playable characters and fighting various enemies in order to achieve your objectives. And, of course, there are sandstorms.
The catch? We're not sure quite when this will arrive: 2K has given us the very specific date of "approximately" August.
Spec Ops: The Line is a first-person shooter set in the not-so-distant future, taking gamers to a slightly different location than we're used to: Deep into the heart of a sandstorm-ravaged Dubai. Taking inspiration from Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now, a US Delta reconnaisance squad must investigate the reappearance of a colonel formerly believed to be dead.
For more on the story, check out our E3 preview/interview which presents hands-on experiences alongside a chat with Executive producer Francois Coulon from Yager, or perhaps just head out and pick yourself up a copy. We promise, it's good.
Jimmy the Geek