I'm not sure why they do this, but i would think they have a good reason for it.
That is what I am asking. I cannot assume it is for any real, consumer friendly reason why it has been cut from us other to say "We have been hard at work developing the game!" when in fact the maps were done, quite literally, years ago.
Code has to be implemented for each of the new maps possible sound effect and text has to be translated and put in.
Voice lines especially is a pain since you want to maximise the amount of voice lines per call-in so save money. Some textures needs to be converted to fit the international demographics. And possible engine code has to be updated to fit the scripts of the maps.
It's not as simple as just copying the files. Stuff takes time. Also by released a bunch of maps will probably overload the players and make them feel unsecure about so many new things.
Just my 2 cents....
But they are all translated right here
Voice lines are english
and I have heard of them releasing some maps during the "CBT" that are not currently in the "OBT"
I would love for the community to really latch on to this issue and make the devs (not community managers, moderators, PR etc) actually speak about this.
I would love an actual, consumer friendly, explanation on why there are fully functional maps not being currently deployed in the US version of the game.
Don't use open beta as an excuse. It is laughable if you really think this game is open beta. A fully released game in Korea but for some reason when its in the US its open beta when you can't visually see any difference in the two versions of the game (except one game has cut content while the other has all fourteen maps)
If you aren't a part of the company; you should pick the side of the consumer and ask for these maps to be released much faster than they are (one map announced in the HQ report? where are the other three? no ETA either?)
Honestly even attempting to put the "open beta" shield on this game was shady enough but cutting already finished content? thats a Y I K E S from me, dawg.