It’s already time to start thinking about brand new content for Call of Duty.

Robert Bowling, the Creative Strategist for Infinity Ward, spoke with CVG and confirmed Activision’s plans to release the first batch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC in January of 2012. The content will land on the Xbox 360 on January 24th, 2012.

Bowling explained that DLC for the Call of Duty line will be a little different starting with Modern Warfare 3. Here he is, courtesy of CVG:

“The way we’re doing downloadable content this year is unlike we’ve never done before…

…Not only in how you can get it – in content drops or choose for the collection – but also the type of content you’re getting. We’re doing more than just maps. We’re going to do Spec Ops missions and a variety of things that players have never seen before.”

Bowling went on to link that variety to the fact that Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games and Raven are all behind the work for this game.

“That’s the great thing about having three developers that are contributing to the season of content. You have Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer and Raven all pitching in. The full season of content for Modern Warfare 3 kicks off for Elite subscribers on January 24 on Xbox Live.”

The reason for the parenthetical exception in the headline stems from a deal Activision and Microsoft announcing back during E3 in June of 2010. Acvtivision will release all Call of Duty downloadable content on the Xbox 360 one full month before PlayStation 3 and PC gamers get a chance to play. That release schedule applied to Call of Duty: Black Ops, and it will continue to apply to Modern Warfare 3.

You can bet fans will get a taste of what’s to come by way of teaser trailers and screenshots as January 24th, 2012 draws closer. When those start flooding in, we’ll be sure to round them up and post them for your perusal.

[via CVG]

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