Submitted by donniebaseball 1083d 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  +   1083d ago
free? Activision? COD? O_o"
Bladesfist  +   1083d 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  +   1083d ago
Good point.
supersonicjerry  +   1083d 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  +   1083d ago
I thought BO died on PC anyways...
EDIT: actually, i thought cod died in general on pc
EDITx2: Not COD4 and 5
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tallkidoPL  +   1083d ago
Nothing is free you still gotta pay for dlc lol
christheredhead  +   1083d ago
Who says you have to pay for DLC? Its not like they automatically charge you a mandatory fee.
supersonicjerry  +   1083d 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  +   1083d ago
What's the difference?
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jetlian  +   1083d ago
elite turned into a season pass aka reduced price overall but pay upfront.
thebudgetgamer  +   1083d ago
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   1083d ago
Lol.. The title of this. I think it's more the other way around, BF copied COD with an "Elite" service.
SJPFTW  +   1083d ago
Yahhh and Call of Duty Elite copied Halo and a couple other games. LOL @ trying to make COD seem orginal
HammadTheBeast  +   1083d ago
I think he means the dlc "package" idea.
The_KELRaTH  +   1083d 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  +   1083d ago
$20 expansions of old with 8-10 maps, dozens of new things, updates, patches, free goodies, basically an overhaul.
deletingthis34675334  +   1083d ago
Free, from Activision? Well that is a shocker.
tallkidoPL  +   1083d ago
cod = moh clone
get at me drones
GraveLord  +   1083d 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.

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