Submitted by donniebaseball 1135d ago | article

Call of Duty Elite going free is "following Battlefield Premium lead"

(GamesIndustry International) Analysts weigh in on the impact of Activision getting rid of the paid subscription for Elite (Activision, EA, Industry)

mafiahajeri  +   1135d ago
free? Activision? COD? O_o"
Bladesfist  +   1135d ago
The fact that Black Ops is still £40 on steam (Where most PC releases are £30 - 35 proves that they have not changed at all.
jimineyscrickets  +   1135d ago
Good point.
supersonicjerry  +   1135d ago
From a business perspective they are trying to get all the money they can before number two comes out because they know certain people will still buy the first black ops. I don't agree with it ether but hey I know i'm not going to buy it for 40bucks.
ExCest  +   1135d ago
I thought BO died on PC anyways...
EDIT: actually, i thought cod died in general on pc
EDITx2: Not COD4 and 5
#1.1.3 (Edited 1135d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(1) | Report
tallkidoPL  +   1135d ago
Nothing is free you still gotta pay for dlc lol
christheredhead  +   1135d ago
Who says you have to pay for DLC? Its not like they automatically charge you a mandatory fee.
supersonicjerry  +   1135d ago
They said DLC is separate from Call of Duty elite that is way they are coming out with a new thing that is like $55 if you want the map packs for Black ops2.
thebudgetgamer  +   1135d ago
What's the difference?
#3 (Edited 1135d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
jetlian  +   1135d ago
elite turned into a season pass aka reduced price overall but pay upfront.
thebudgetgamer  +   1135d ago
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   1135d ago
Lol.. The title of this. I think it's more the other way around, BF copied COD with an "Elite" service.
SJPFTW  +   1135d ago
Yahhh and Call of Duty Elite copied Halo and a couple other games. LOL @ trying to make COD seem orginal
HammadTheBeast  +   1135d ago
I think he means the dlc "package" idea.
The_KELRaTH  +   1135d ago
I see the real issue as the map packs being simply overpriced.
16 maps with all the coding of the game and all the singleplayer content typically costs under £30 on release (PS3/360) but 4 maps and a few extras cost £11.95. Also you can't get a store deal so you're paying full price and you can't sell them 2nd hand with the game (should you wish).

I'd much prefer to go back to buying proper retail packaged expansion packs than the current overpriced DLC.
HammadTheBeast  +   1135d ago
$20 expansions of old with 8-10 maps, dozens of new things, updates, patches, free goodies, basically an overhaul.
deletingthis34675334  +   1135d ago
Free, from Activision? Well that is a shocker.
tallkidoPL  +   1135d ago
cod = moh clone
get at me drones
GraveLord  +   1135d ago
You forget that COD Elite was free from Day 1. There was an optional subscription service, but that is gone now making everything completely free. Battlefield had nothing to do with it.

Activision realized that you can't charge for a Social Network.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Review: Game of Thrones Episode 6: The Ice Dragon (DarkZero)

16m ago - Jorge S Fernandez: "Some videogame success stories simply write themselves: the mere pitch of the... | PC

8WNterview: Ackk Studios Talks YIIK & Chromophore, Death, and Fixing Mistakes

7h ago - 8-Worlds News talks to Ackk Studios' Brian Allanson on upcoming titles YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG an... | Wii U

The Five Must-Play Exclusives for Xbox One in 2016

Now - With the holidays quickly wrapping up in 2015, it is time to look to the future. 2016 is already shaping up to be massive for games, and both Sony... | Promoted post

Bloodborne: The Old Hunters – How to Get to Hunter’s Nightmare

7h ago - Bloodborne’s first expansion, The Old Hunters, takes place in another realm called The Hunter’s N... | PS4

The Roach Approach - Battlefront for under $600 | PC Gaming Enthusiast

7h ago - Check out Jake Roach's November build where he builds a system that can run Battlefront for under... | PC

SymbioVR System: Interview With Chris Pusczak

10h ago - Dustin writes: "Today we have a great interview with Chris Pusczak from SymbioVR based in Florida... | Industry