Whether or not you view this as good news or bad depends largely upon which console is sitting in your entertainment center right now. But, for better or worse, Microsoft announced today that the DLC exclusivity deal with Activision will indeed cover the next iteration of Call of Duty, Black Ops 2.
If you're just joining us in the Call of Duty world or if you're not sure what we're talking about, here's the scoop. Microsoft and Activision struck a deal back when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was launching. All of the DLC released for that game - and subsequent Call of Duty games - would arrive on Xbox 360 first. After a period of exclusivity, the DLC would be released on PlayStation 3 and PC. If you play Call of Duty on your Xbox 360, then chances are this never really bothered you but for a smaller, yet no less vocal, group of players, this isn't the ideal situation to be in.
Either way you slice it, the timed exclusivity deal continues and all of Black Ops 2's DLC will be released on Xbox Live before seeing the light of day on other platforms.
Microsoft didn't discuss specific DLC details outside of the continued exclusivity, however.