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Call of Duty Elite-like services are "becoming a necessity"

Call of Duty Elite certainly had its share of stumbles out of the gate last year (as noted by Activision Publishing boss Eric Hirshberg) but the company has gone on to provide a fairly successful social service (over 1.5 million paying subscribers) for fans of the blockbuster franchise. According to Jamie Berger, VP of Digital at Activision, Elite-like services are becoming a necessary component of big games.

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NYC_Gamer2272d ago

I expect EA to come with the same type of service

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aviator1892272d ago

Yeah, well, Battlefield and Halo among the majority of other games say hello.

Titanz2272d ago

The moment I'm forced to pay, just so I can play online -- will be the day I say, "... #$%& it."

DA_SHREDDER2272d ago

I believe in online passes. What I don't believe in is subscriptions.

GraveLord2272d ago (Edited 2272d ago )

If its an OPTIONAL $50 yearly subscription that saves you money on map packs....I don't see the harm.

If they make this mandatory(like in World of Warcraft)then yeah, we would really have a problem.

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