NowGamer explores the implications of Activision making Black Ops the last free multiplayer element in the Call Of Duty series. With Battlefield now offering a Free To Play model, what's stopping Bobby Kotick from making CoD a similar paid-for service?
"The potential answer is actually all around us today. Imagine, if you will, a Call of Duty title that follows a similar format to EA’s Need For Speed World; a free to play MMO that lets players rank up to a certain point absolutely free of charge. Then say that you’re having an absolute blast shooting other players, engaging in witty banter with your mates over chat and levelling up your perks but then suddenly, Activision plays its ace."