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No more Nicki Minaj skins, as MW2 and MW3 content will not carry over to Black Ops 6

MW2 and MW3 content will not be carrying over to Black Ops 6, but new pop culture skins will be added post-launch.

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Goodguy018d ago

Well duh, they wanna make money lol.

smolinsk8d ago

Good and i Hope all these silly and terrible skins never comes back to Cod

franwex8d ago

Oh, they’ll come back.

Specially on Black ops games as they are more arcade-like.

Inverno8d ago

Digital purchases not carrying over to the next game made with the same engine, same code, same assets. How surprising!

Walalon8d ago

Because they are gonna make Nicki skin with Yoga Shorts at $100.

RedDeadLB8d ago

I was excited about Black Ops 6 until I remembered that it is going to take them a month or two to introduce ridiculous skins and that makes me sad. Gotta make the ADHD telletubby kids happy I guess.

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Xbox Game Pass is about to get an influx of players once Black Ops 6 launches

Activision's day-one launch of Black Ops 6 on Game Pass means the subscription service is about to get a massive influx of players.

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gold_drake1d 5h ago

"massive".
i wouldnt be so sure of that. it will definitely see a spike.

Sonic18811d ago (Edited 1d ago )

I believe it will see a spike, but I also believe it's going to lose a lot of profit and sells as well because it's on gamepass, at least for short-term. In long-term it might do well if subscribers stay with gamepass

crazyCoconuts23h ago

There are so many different scenarios to model to figure out what the net impact will be. Without the details that only MS has access to, it's impossible to know the net impact of this. Intuitively I want to say they need to raise the price of GamePass but I'm not sure even about that.

VenomUK23h ago(Edited 23h ago)

For this gamble to work, meaning putting Call of Duty on Game Pass and new subs profits outweighing lost retail sales, Microsoft will have to attract PlayStation owners to buying an Xbox and then get them to subscribe to Game Pass. I doubt this will happen to any meaningful degree, I just think the move will kill all the Call of Duty Xbox retail revenue and hastened Microsoft valuing third party console profits most.

just_looken19h ago

You forgot the real money buying this game is nothing to the money they will make on microtransactions.

You can spend well over a grand like nothing on current cod titles.

Sonic188118h ago

@just_lookin

That's why I said long-term. Microtransactions is the key but COD is still a stale franchise

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Eonjay1d ago

It better. For GP to work for day and tate releases they need to increase those subs. I feel like this is their best chance. They also HAVE to find a way to get those console sales up if they want a massive sub boost. So I'm a lot apprehensive about that part.

jeromeface23h ago

They've given up on their console division if you haven't noticed... they are gonna prob go for the hand held market next and release a mobile device that plays most game pass games.

JackBNimble8h ago

I don't see sales going up as long as games keep going to ps5. It just doesn't make sense in my opinion to buy an xbox even if there's a year delay for certain games.

DOMination-2h ago

"They've given up on their console division if you haven't noticed"

I wouldn't be so sure. Sarah Bond seemed to suggest at the Xbox showcase that they were hard at work on next generation. I get the impression we may see it announced as early as next June if they are willing to acknowledge it already.

Cacabunga1d ago (Edited 1d ago )

…for a month… first month is like 1$.

just_looken19h ago

If this was the old cod i can see massive but with unlocks going game to game in some titles ps players with stick with ps versions to a point.

Now on the microsoft side there might be a influx of those like me that are like hey its free i will try it then might not play it after week 2.

I say give it a month or so let the number's show more stability to see if the game pass move worked out.

Also to all those on the pc side if you purchase the Microsoft controller bundle that comes with the pc adapter you get 30days of gamepass.
https://www.xbox.com/en-US/...

The adapter runs on a different frequency than bluetooth because i went from blutooth to this years ago it stopped all my controller issues. Just this month i tossed this bundle to someone i know for free for there pc they got there gamepass card for cod 2024 and the controller synced up 0 issues fighting there blutooth.

10/10 great adapter oh like a xbox console that adapter cant store/run up to 8 gamepads

DarXyde15h ago(Edited 15h ago)

It's too early to know, honestly. You do have people who buy a few games annually and play them for the year. Those people lose money by subbing to XGP, and they have access as long as they continue to pay.

I'm also not so sure people are willing to keep paying subscriptions because it can honestly be difficult to keep track of. Between basic utilities, internet, the various subs you need for different programs (Netflix, Hulu, Paramount, etc), and even game specific subs like FFXIV, it's a lot to keep track of on a monthly basis. You might get those periodic drop-in and dropout users, but I don't see much retention.

Finally, because the games are rented, I would be very surprised to see engagement with microtransactions remain high. For those who do utilize XGP for CoD, would you really see them buying them?

A lot of unknowns.

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Einhander19721d 3h ago

That's what I was told over and over and over again about Starfield...

Xbox is running out of ways to pad out the numbers, can't make games with gold = game pass twice..

Though I'm sure they'll give out game pass with tacos, burgers, shirts, farts and toilet paper in order to make a press release...

D4Damager1d ago

I dont think its fair to compare Starfield, a brand new IP (although a well advertised one) to the CoD franchise. The CoD franchise is valued at over 31billion dollars with almost half a billion copies sold. It has an existing cult following. Its a huge part of pop culture.
I wouldnt be surprised to see a 'massive' spike, but only time well tell I guess.
That being said, for a PC gamer i still see a lot of value in the game pass personally.