Activision might not shut down the PlayStation 3 Servers of Black Ops

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.

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Hitman07692738d ago ShowReplies(7)
dkblackhawk502738d ago (Edited 2738d ago )

It would be a poor choice for them if they did >.>

@disagree: So you say they should? XD

InfectedDK2738d ago

just in:
"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."

Dante1122738d ago (Edited 2738d ago )

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.

BattleAxe2738d ago

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.

LOOK_AT_THIS_I2738d ago

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.

Scary692738d ago

That's what I thought activision, they are too money hungry to F themselves like that. heh

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Christopher2738d ago

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.

gypsygib2738d ago

They would lose over 8 million PS3 copies next year - never happen.

Fire the guy who said that - he threatened your customers.

gta28002738d ago

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.

egidem2738d ago (Edited 2738d ago )

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.

the_best_player2738d ago

Killzone 3 coming out soon anyway :D :D :D

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CovertGunman2738d ago

Hmm, very convincing story, and I think you're correct in your line of thinking.

MintBerryCrunch2738d ago

somebody was looking to get their 15 minutes of internet time, that's like 30 seconds

SpaceSquirrel2738d ago

I'm sure they are bluffing

mega BIG time2738d ago

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.

Otheros002738d ago

They will never shut it down unless most of the people that are playing black ops stop playing.

Majors2738d ago

Servers ??? PS3 uses P2P so basically We are the servers..