Activision has revealed that "new service offerings" which will "enhance" online revenues from Call Of Duty are "in the pipeline". Which, in non-fiscal speak, means some kind of paid-for premium multiplayer option ain't likely to be far away.
... F*ck. F*ck.. F*ck F*ck... F*CK!!!! >.< Okay, Relax.. carm down.. I think it's just a rumor.. Please be a rumor! *gets down on knees* Pleeeeeeaaaaaassssssssseeeeeee eeeeeeee!!!!!!! :(
If ppl didnt pay for so much DLC, Live etc...this would not happen. However people keep throwing cash at these ppl ...damn shame.
That's what people don't seem to grasp. All this spending on overpriced DLC and unnecessary membership fees sets a precedent. It shows the greedy bastards in charge that they can keep pushing further, and get away with taking more. Things are gonna get way worse before they even have a chance at getting better. Odds are I'll be back on PC for the majority of my gaming before this gen is over.
man i hope this is a rumor... i never bought a DLC cause i always thought, that the people buying DLCs and paying for services which were originally free (i mean like maps, mods, online play on PC) will make the gaming industry arrogant and moneyhungry with less and less original ideas for games... the companies will only go that far how people will let them, so pls don't support such behaviour, thx.
if this is true, then im off to the TIER 1 camp. activision has always been a money hungry bastard company. Now that i think about it, it wont be hard to say no to blackops; GT5, LBP2, and brotherhood are more then enough to satisfy my online gaming needws for the rest of the year. @RBlaze1988 +bubbles wellsaid
Hmmmm "Premium" = *pay for on-line multiplayer*
If even a million 360 gamers pay a monthly fee on top of live fees to play cod. If the happens it'll be a sad day. Ps3 gamers have more wallet space because they have free online gaming and i see a majority of cod exclusive 360 gamers moving over to ps3 or pc if this new fee for cod happens. But i doubt many current ps3 gamers will pay since they're used to playing for free. If that happens there are plenty ps3 games to play online screw cod.
Now i cant say i have never bought DLC or paid for Live either. That being said i have to 100% agree that any game that has DLC day 1 is complete BS. If a game has been out for months and they decided to add something to freshen the experience ...i might bite. But this trend of selling stuff day one that should be or is already on the disk is insane. Ive skipped several games over the past couple due to this. EA, Capcom and Activision..I am looking at you.
it's not that I will pay for it but it's just that I can't wait for Activision to go down under (not Australia) in their rotten coffin when they finally decided to implement this idea and gamers don't pay! I still have faith in humanity and believe gamers will stay away from this crap! shooting down AV and CoD at the same time? 2 birds with 1 bullet I tell ya and what makes it sweeter is, AV is the 1 providing the bullet! Kotick, I'm waiting!
good thing i dont like cod. lol
cod was cool until they started limiting the number of players because of xbl
well wasn't picking this up i mean i have alot friends getting it but its not worth it.. ill stick to bfbc2 or maybe vanquish.
Sorry but there's no rumour here. It's inevitable plans straight from the horse's mouth. Don't worry though. It will only add more to the service >:)
I think it's pretty safe to assume they'll do what Bungie has done with Halo and offer a 'CoD PRO' style option for $10 a year or so with extra online storage space for the saved films.
Heh, Activision using a logical, non-intrusive way of making more money. For a second there I thought you were serious. XD
There is a good chance it will only be for extra's and not core gameplay... but if it is.... well then just stop buying COD! If someone tries to rip you off and you let them, then soon you will be getting ripped off all the time. I just traded my MW2 in for Bad Company 2, I am having alot more fun playing that. When Black Ops comes out I may get that as well, but to be honest I am happy playing either game, I will just buy and play whichever one suits me the best.... particularly in the wallet department!
Premium subscriptions will eventually become the norm so we should get used to the idea. Once one company starts doing it the rest will quickly jump on the gravy train. Oh, by "one company", you know I mean Activision. Premium subscriptions aren't such a bad thing if it leads to us getting better quality content, but I must admit I'm sceptical that this will be the case. We need consumers to be a bit smarter and stay away from companies who put their hand out for money without offering anything of value in return. Sadly, there's enough 'uninformed' gamers out there for publishers to prey on. I'm not overly optimistic but I'm resigned premium subscriptions being the future.
Activision must fall for the sake of the gaming industry.
15$ month 1hit kill gun with auto aim :/
As long as Bobby Kotick is running the show, any money they can leech out of us they will.
Your avatar has me longing for republic commando sequel, which is likely never to happen. :( Get off your ass lucasarts and give a battlefront 3 and/or republic commando sequel.
that one day we could collectively stick together and say F U to Activision...
lol they alread have one its called dlc i have a dream as well that one day theyll charge 60 bucks every 6 months plus dlc o wait they do that already
It will just get worse from here because people will no doubt buy this BS... Certainly not good if true.
pay to play to camp, shoot, move, camp, shoot, move...boring. let those window and door campers pay to sit and peak and shoot
This is our fault. $15 Mappacks. We said they were okay. Now we're screwed.
When hearing about things like this, I'm glad I don't care about CoD anymore. Don't be mad, let your wallet talk.
What's that TF2? You have frequent free updates, unique and balanced gameplay, and a huge modding community complete with dedicated servers? And you're inly 20 bucks? Aw Gaben, you so crazy. Paid for by the commity of Face Doctors for Valve fanboy conversion.
And we have a winner.
i dont think EA will ever charge you to play an FPS online, and im not even that fond of EA!
The beginning of the end. Soon, you'll be paying $2.99/gun in COD. $X for each map, $X for each single playr level and who knows what this asshole Kotic thinks of next. Man whish he rolled over and died along with all the assholes who are just as greedy as him.
oh jesus...Activision must LOVE consumers, all the idiots will eat this up. I won't give them $60, let alone pay MORE to play online. fuck you Activision.
10 bucks auto-tactical nuke confirmed. Awe shit! *Youtube tourette guy voice*
Premium service will include: Commando perk Juggernaught perk Martydom perk One Man Army perk Would not be surprised at all
I'll try and be the voice of reason, since most of you are raging. If Activision decided to do something...anything, that a large portion of the COD community would object to. Don't you think that that is counter intuitive to their plans for profit? I suspect that the premium service will add to what we already expect. One thing I thought of that is radically different would be fair simple. What if once you vetted you were offered a chance to play other vetted indivduals for a sub fee? You of course could say no and play with non-vets as well as vets who chose not to go sub. And certainly those sub people could play non-sub if they chose. This ensures that the community isn't split until well into the lifecycle if the game. This also, adds serious challenge to vets...as it assumes in the sub service, that at least initially it'll be populated by skilled players. Just a thought. I'm certain this idea needs tweaking. But what else could they do? Besides the standard maps or skins dlc?
I swear that if this happens, I will not buy another CoD game or any Activision game that implements that bullshite. On a somewhat related note, I'm about to grab my Intervention and hunt down the dickwad Kotick.
There's going to add some kind of subscription service for sure after black ops, I'm done with COD after that.
The only addon that i would gladly pay will be the hypotethical and never released DLC for FFXIII Never payed for and addon and never will, even less for a generic FPS, that is getting pretty old, seriously
Im pretty sure that if they add a sub service it'll have to be on the case when you buy. Make sure you check!
And I will respond with, trading my game in, or not playing it again and making certain I tell everyone I know to avoid such a model. I will not pay full price for a game to then have to be faced with possible fees for additional perks or services. That is why I have a WoW account :-P
good, this series needs to die already
You people have too much respect for the idiots who play cod.. look how successful the map packs are.. providing the service truly offers value, many morons will likely pay for it. If it happens, it'll be a sad sad day but in all fairness and honesty, i'd bank my money on it happening and it being successful.
Lmao, seriously what new weapon skins, pay to unlock higher lvl perks/guns without earning them the regular/hard way, sorry mmo's offer new quests/community activities to make the subscription fee worth it to some. How will you make a fps shooter worth any monthly fee, it's very simple you have a series of maps and a series of game modes, if you add new guns/perks will it unbalance the game. Sorry i forgot were talking about the cod series, as far as mw and mw2 what balance with the guns, but maybe i am confusing balance with being even remotely realistic or practical. I can't wait to see the cod players abandon the cod game they implement this in, in droves.
I really hope this is the death of Activision.
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