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Activision Reveals Call of Duty Subscription Plans 184

Posted by Soulskill
from the all-about-the-benjamins dept.
dotarray writes "Activision has denied it and denied it, but now it's been revealedCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will feature an online service (that's what Call of Duty Elite is), complete with monthly subscription fees. 'Activision executives said they haven't yet figured out how much to charge for the service, but they expect the cost to be less than fees for comparable online-entertainment services, such as a $7.99-a-month Netflix Inc. movie subscription. Portions of the service will be free, including features inspired by Facebook Inc. that will let Call of Duty players meet for online gun battles with others who share various affiliations and interests. Another feature of the service will give Call of Duty players tools, modeled on those from stock-trading websites, to analyze their performance within the game, gauging factors such as which weapons have been most successful for them in killing enemies.'"
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Activision Reveals Call of Duty Subscription Plans

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  • Depends (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Tukz (664339) on Tuesday May 31, 2011 @05:28AM (#36294778) Journal

    I don't per se care about such a feature, but it all depends on the impact it has on non-paying members.
    If paying members get benefits over non-paying members (in game), it's a huge no go for me.

    I'm not talking about skins or whatever, but better weapons or utilities.

    According to the summery, it seems like it's mostly social features and perhaps early access to DLC and addon stuff.
    Fine by me then.

  • by Hadlock (143607) on Tuesday May 31, 2011 @06:15AM (#36295012) Homepage Journal

    Welp.

    MW3: The Best Way to Generate Publicity is Start A Controversy

    Step 1: Create rumors of a really bad idea, like pay to play online subscriptions
    Step 2: Vehemently deny those rumors you made up
    Step 3: Announce that those rumors are actually true
    Step 4: As soon as the established media goes to print, retract those claims and publish corrections
    Step 5: Sit back and cackle while the spergelords are corrected by the other spergelords that read the corrections, generating buzz for you
    Step 6: Profit!

    There is no ???. This is planned out month^H^H^H^H^H years in advance.

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