Recently, it was stated by an Activision spoke person that they might be considering shutting down the PlayStation Network servers for the popular game Call of Duty: Black Ops. One big incentive for Activision to not shut down the servers is profit.
It would be a poor choice for them if they did >.> @disagree: So you say they should? XD
just in: Acti: "Fortunately, that was just a misunderstanding and a quote from one of our representatives was taken out of context and created a lot of confusion. We can assure you that the Call of Duty: Black Ops servers are not being shut down, and this is a false alarm. We are sorry for any inconvenience or unnecessary worries this may have caused, but as of now, there are absolutely no plans for the servers to be taken down."
Not that I don't trust you or anything, but can you give me a source? To share with others? Edit: Nvm, thanks for the heads up. http://n4g.com/news/683046/...
The Activision drama just keeps getting better by the minute. I'm glad I traded my copy of BO in last week, because if they actually do shut down the servers, BO isn't going to worth more than $5 trade-in value.
lmao..."as of now"
This game needs flushed down the shitter. The only things that made me keep it longer was the zombies and the combat training. The lag, the disconnects and the first month of it not being able to connect with friends drove it over the top. Its worth 35.00 on amazon if you trade it in now.
With the success of DC universe charging 15 bucks a month to play, you know these asshats are keeping a close ear to the chest of the average COD player. Get ready to open your wallets because a pay to play is coming.
That's what I thought activision, they are too money hungry to F themselves like that. heh
Once DLC comes out, they will make a few million more in profit. Shutting down servers serves only to reduce their profits and greatly anger customers, no matter what they do to appease them.
They would lose over 8 million PS3 copies next year - never happen. Fire the guy who said that - he threatened your customers.
Maybe they're just bluffing. I mean come on. How many times have you threatened someone with something you wouldn't really do but pretend you will do it lol. I know I've done that and this is probably the case with Activision. You think Bobby's greedy ass would really do that?? He tries to squeeze every dime out of us man...I don't think they will do it. But if they did, I would never buy an Activision ever again.
If they decide to shut down the servers and actually do it, it would be their dumbest move ever; as that would be A LOT of customers suddenly disappointed and deeply pissed off. On the other hand, I want them to shut the servers down just to show them that the PS3 community doesn't give a shit about such an ass ported game with half the features not working; or the PS3 community to show them that there are MUCH BETTER shooters out there (Like Battlefield Bad Company 2) which are working just fine and cannot be blamed on these late hacks. They failed to address the issues and all they are saying is: "well, we get nothing out of the PSN and we don't see why we should care anyway, let's just shut down the servers and be done with it" One thing is clear: PS3 gamers are now smarter than ever, and I can promise Activision one thing: they are not going to get a lot of sales for their next game on the PS3. I'm happy for this because this gives the PS3 people who have been drawn into the Black Ops hype an opportunity to see that there are better things out there.
Killzone 3 coming out soon anyway :D :D :D
Hmm, very convincing story, and I think you're correct in your line of thinking.
somebody was looking to get their 15 minutes of fame...in internet time, that's like 30 seconds
I'm sure they are bluffing
WHOA #1. You are DUMB, SON! That had to be one of the dumbest comments I have ever read! On a related note: No one would ever allow activision to get away with terminating the online play! That is so ridiculous i can't believe anyone ever tripped over this.
They will never shut it down unless most of the people that are playing black ops stop playing.
Servers ??? PS3 uses P2P so basically We are the servers..
they wont deny millions of gamers the right to play online
They would, if they could do it while still guaranteeing that the next CoD installment would sell well on the PS3. If they were ever actually thinking about it, that's the only thing that would stop them imo.
Don't forget they still have a few $15 map packs to sell PS3 owners. Terrible servers or not, I'm sure people will buy it anyway.
Interesting article... I tend to agree with the Microsoft bribery issue..
Activision reminds of north korea they keep giving threat's. But matt damon is here to save the day
That is their face when they announced
More like your face every time you make a comment on N4G. Your comment history re-reinforces this thoroughly. You troll like there's no tomorrow...guess what kiddo, Kinect sucks balls *waits for Kon's head to explode*
There is a button called ignore, i don't mind if you use it.
I don't care if Kinect suck or not. Give it a break man. I'm not going to defend a brand like it was my family... I just have an Xbox and nothing more. Kinect can go to hell.
Kon 5m ago Block "You tell that i am a troll but you are a Sony nuthugger. Who is right here? Stop being such an ass." ...LOL
That sucks! >_<
If they have the balls to do it...tell half of their fanbase to f*ck off i'm sure that will be the best business decision they'll ever make. Activision employees say the dumbest things and these sites lap it up for hits.
lol..dude they have already told half the install base to piss off. It broke records even though they come right out and said that the xbox was the lead platform.
The ps3 versions for the past 2 games have been gimped to hell and back, yet we all still fall for it. I paid the price to play a game that most of my buddies for some reason cant live without.
shut down the ps3 for good and go with 360
You got 60$ you can lend me?
They might as well do it at this point. MS needs the exclusives and I could care less. Black Ops was the final nail in the coffin for me. I'm done.
Glad I sold this POS game on both consoles. Got $45 for each one! Never buying an Activision game again.
Buying BO is understandable since there wasn't a demo or anything, but you were stupid enough to buy it twice??
It's probably offensive if the guy can't take a joke, but this was fun as hell.
bought it for PS3, gift for 360. The game did come out around the holidays ya know.
Just make up your mind... and put it out of its misery.
BOYCOTT this dam company I have said it a million times, they think they are god stop buying their crap ware
Tell that to the WOW guys too...
4 million gamers on Black OPs PSN. Are they willing to lose that? well, their loss.
Yes if M$ subsidises the difference. About $52 million not a lot for them I suppose.
I honestly don't think Activison can take away a service millions of people paid for.
They can...but would they? Probably not.
I emailed Activison and they confirmed they weren't going through with shutting down the servers. My email with screen shots is in pending.
What I mean is they are within their rights to do so. It would be a PR nightmare and there would be no upside for Activision. They aren't that dumb.
That is barely even an article, what a disgrace. This poorly written piece of garbage serves no purpose other than to spout a random opinion, and boy is it random.
Read the last sentence:
[In reference to Sony dealing with hackers]"They probably do know a way on how to deal with the issue, but it is probably due to the fact that the issue will cost a lot of money to fix but it would be worth it if they did."
Is this a journalist? Or the verbal diarrhea of a 6 year-old?
One of the worst articles I've ever read on this site, and that's saying something.
I'm gonna go with a 6yr old... maybe it was written by a fellow N4G user, there are several above with the mental capacity of a young child who would come up with some bull such as this just to troll anything and everything Sony related. It is a non-issue, Activision won't be dropping support for PS3. Period. It's just childish fanatics from a certain crowd trying to paint the PS3 in a negative light, as if the 360 isn't just as bad, or even the PC counterpart. It does say a lot about the intellect of these kids who are so desperate to make the PS3 appear to be more hacked than their own beloved console.
If they pull any sh*t like this I expect my $60 check in the mail. Damn blood sucking bastards.
Might as well shut them down. Nothing will be missed.
i hope they shut them down :D
If I was in Activisions shoes right now I would do everything in my power to fix the issues and not lose millions of potential costumers for the next COD.
To be honest they already lost me. CODBO was the last straw and this "we might shot down the PS3 servers" is just insult to injury.
Activision you can go and fuck yourselves I will never buy a single game from you. You ruined COD and Guitar Hero.
FUCK YOU KOTICK!
And Tony Hawk.
Well, good for them.
Lol but... I so want them to do it. This will start a revolution and a change in gaming culture. Imagine call of duty no longer the biggest selling title around, lol c mon kottick do it, just do it for me will ya? I know for a fact I will live playing something else.
Never getting cod again, but i suspect if they shut the servers down they will be sued to bits by 4 million players
wow shut down blackops it was only out nov...thats sad and then the ps3 hacks ps4 anyone... petition here for new next gen console :D http://www.petitionspot.com...
From what I read in the other article, it wasn't even about or due to the hack situation, it was all due to connection issues and the vast amount of COD: BO member complaints about it lol. Shut it down just because of that? "Activision may close PlayStation Network Black Ops serversJanuary 19th, 2011 @ 01:50By Brenna HillierIn response to ongoing connection issues and vocal customer criticism, a spokesperson for Activision has told an angry PlayStation 3 owner that the publisher may shut down Call of Duty: Black Ops’ PlayStation Network servers" Source: http://www.vg247.com/2011/0... Edit: I thought you were serious. Stop trolling man, what do you gain outta doing stuff like this?
i wasnt trolling i was dead serious... all this bad press i just hopes it blows over i am looking forward to my sweet games of 2011 uc3 kz3 for ps3 and gears3 n kingdoms my 360 ofcourse so i am just hoping none of these issues spills over to hurt them(ps3 exclusives).. thats all coz it seems to be one viral effect .
Well as soon as Microsoft forks over at least 8.2 mill sales of CoD.That Activision will lose if they shut down the PS3 servers then we might see the servers shut down.Until then no way Activision is to greedy to lose that much money... http://gamrreview.vgchartz.... PS.That's the only source i could find for sales of BlackOps on the PS3 i know its VgCrap chartz...
I don't really understand why they would shut down the Black Ops servers already like 3 months after release. Normally I would be extremely pissed about this but Black Ops is shit on PS3 anyway and I have it for 360. They would be in deep from millions of gamers if they abandoned the PS3. I actually think they would be better off shutting down Modern Warfare 2s servers. They are all fucked up enough as it is, honestly I don't see it lasting much longer
I think it might be unfair for people that already paid for PSN after shutting down the servers. I hope it doesn't come to that. But as they say, some good things comes to an end.
Go ahead and shut down the severs, Treyarch and Activison should've learned from how crappy World at War was. These two games have been the most disappointing(except zombies) FPS games I've ever WASTED my money on. Treyarch shouldn't be allowed to make any COD titles ever again, at least Infanity Ward can make a decent game EVERY TWO YEARS. All they care about is pumping more money out of us for thier map packs. Greedy bastards!!!
If Crapitvation don't support the PS3 anymore, do you realy think Sony will fall down? Man, Sony has 21 own Game studios and Sony don't give a fuc! about Crapitvision support. Sony have still EA as good partner. And EA has more faith in Sony's PS3 than Microsofts 360.
"However, there is the possibility that Microsoft could be paying off Activision to shut down the PS3 servers so that the Xbox 360 can dominate the Call of Duty market." Lol no.
how does shutting down the serves making it better for them?
'However, there is the possibility that Microsoft could be paying off Activision to shut down the PS3 servers so that the Xbox 360 can dominate the Call of Duty market.' That would break so many laws...
Infinity Ward could atleast make a CoD game without lags and host migration problems. This is embarrasing Treyarch, I want to and I try to play Black Ops with my friend quite often but it's impossible at evening for me when all the north americans and mexicans get's on, I'm european with "Locale-Only" as setting. But it doesn't work... still getting Connection Interrups and it is irritating as fuck. Please do something about the PS3 version, because we are many, 200.000-400.000 on the afternoon and 750.000-760.000 on evening.
if they do it sony should stop doing business with them, see how it works for activision..