We were all so excited about Valve and the Left 4 Dead 2 team earlier this month. After more than 12 months in the works, the Cold Stream DLC was finally heading out of beta, and had set a date to arrive on both PC and Xbox 360. Unfortunately, it seems nobody told Microsoft about the plans.
The Cold Stream DLC pack contains all four of the original maps for Left 4 Dead, updated to work with the new title. It originally entered beta in July 2011, and seemingly got stuck there a little longer than anticipated.
Now though, while PC gamers are frolicking happily in Dead Air, Blood Harvest, Crash Course and Death Toll, their Xbox brethren are left out in the cold (stream) with no DLC to be seen.
The only official word has come via the official Left 4 Dead Twitter, in response to a curious fan:
We are working with MS on a release schedule. We don't have an ETA yet but we hope to have it out soon. It will be 560pts.
...so that's one bit of good news (which isn't that good, as PC gamers get it for free), coupled with the disappointing revelation that the pack is - still - lost somewhere in the ether.
Jimmy the Geek