Microsoft is seeing a continuous increase in popularity for the most expensive game it has ever made. During PAX East 343 Industries explained why the Forge Island map is provided as free downloadable content: “This one is on us as a thank-you”
A bigger joy is felt by Gears of War: Judgment gamers who received more than a new map as part of free downloadable content. Gears of War fans can now play in a new multiplayer mode named Execution. A free new multiplayer map was also made available for Gears of War but on a trial basis. The new map named Haven will remain free only for a while after which it will cost money. Gamers are also offered up to two hundred percent boosts in experience as part of some special playlists.