Kevin Durawa writes:
"This week the rumors of a subscription-based Call of Duty came to a head – and exploded in the press like a sticky grenade.
Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling noted on Twitter, “Modern Warfare 2 subscription plan rumors going around. For the record, nobody has to pay to play COD or MW2 multiplayer, nor will they."
The developer of this holiday's Call of Duty: Black Ops also weighed in. Studio manager Josh Olin confirmed the soon-to-be November blockbuster wouldn't require a “pay to play” either.
A monthly subscription for Call of Duty gamers would be an extremely difficult sell to even the most hardcore COD fans. But would it improve the quality of the experience?"