Will CoD Elite Bring About the End of Free Multiplayer?

As Modern Warfare 3 inches ever closer to release day, so does Call of Duty Elite, a subscription based stat tracking and clan management service. Could it possibly be the end of the truly free multiplayer FPS experience we've come to know and love?

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Killa_Cobra_ST2582d ago (Edited 2582d ago )

I don't support CoD Elite, but this article is giving the wrong impression. The majority of features are FREE and only the very hardcore will actually subscribe.

TheDareDevil2582d ago (Edited 2582d ago )

Most of the features are free. The subscription based service will be useful only for people who buy all of COD map packs.
Activision won't charge for multiplayer. $60 for XBL Gold + a subscription fee for COD? Their sales on the Xbox would go down drastically, and Activision knows that. I'd rather play the dozens of other great games that come out than subscription based COD

Kee2582d ago

*only the very stupid will actually subscribe*

I mean, the features are useless to anyone. So why pay money for them... Unless they're gonna tack more stuff on.... So I can understand what it means.

It's gonna expand and expand and expand until the point where if you cancel your subscription, you can no longer play the game. They'll start putting exclusive overpowered weapons on it. Then they'll give you a little badge to put on your playertag. Then before you know it, Call of duty is a subscription-based game.

I don't want it to happen, but it's activision. They want your money, not your customer satisfaction.

S_C2582d ago

No, because hopefully nobody will buy it and show activision and other companies looking at this option that this is a big no go

CaptainPunch2582d ago

Ah multiplayer will still remain free

koehler832582d ago

Um... the majority of Call of Duty players ARE ALREADY PAYING FOR MULTIPLAYER!

gcolley2582d ago

do you mean internet access?

AllroundGamer2582d ago

he probably meant xbox live, or with their souls... :D

benleescott2582d ago

Looks like another article that did it's research /sarcasm
Everything announced up to now is FREE. There is no pay to play MP and the only subscription related thing that we know is map packs are free with it. We have no idea how much it will cost or anything else.

Zealouspencil2579d ago

It's a slippery slope if you ask me. Even if the subscription content is purely aesthetic, it's akin to putting a Cash Shop-esque system into a $60 game. Considering that those $60 is simply for the rights to play the game, you should at least get everything the game has to offer. Don't even get me started on DLC...

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