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Ubisoft apologises for Rainbow Six pricing cock-up

Sorry you were charged for Vegas content that should have been free, says the publisher

Ubisoft has apologised that Xbox 360 gamers were initially charged for the recently released Black Edition map pack for Rainbow Six: Vegas when it was "was originally intended to be free".

Black Edition was released to Xbox Live Marketplace toward the end of June and, featuring five multiplayer maps, the pack was priced at 800 Microsoft Points (£6.80).

It was quickly removed, however, Major Nelson subsequently letting it be known that the map pack should have been a freebie and that those who had paid for it would be reimbursed. Black Edition then returned to XBL, free as originally intended.

In a statement about the cock-up, Ubisoft said, "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas Black Pack Downloadable Content for Xbox 360 Live was originally intended to be free content for the fans of Rainbow Six Vegas. We apologize for the error. All players who purchased the Black Pack will be reimbursed automatically within 8 to 10 weeks."

The publisher added that "as a token of our appreciation for the Rainbow Six community" it's making the previously released Player's Pack Red Edition available for free as of this coming Friday.

Player's Pack Red Edition debuted this April for 800 Microsoft Points and contains three brand new multiplayer maps, two 'relit' multiplayer maps and two new multiplayer game modes.