Activision CEO Puts Future Call of Duty Subscription to Rest

By Tyler Christensen

November 24, 2010

I want to take step back from a weeks ago when we reported on a rumor about the next Call of Duty game being subscription-based. Well, Activision Publishing CEO, Eric Hirshberg, has responded to these ongoing speculations and rumors of adding a subscription to the multiplayer of future Call of Duty titles.

“Are we going to be charging for multiplayer? The answer is no,” Hirshberg told IndustryGamers. “The experience you have out of the box, connecting with the online community to play Call of Duty is absolutely integral to the experience… It’s not going to be something we’ll attempt to monetise; it’s part of the package.

There have been countless numbers of rumors that future titles for Call of Duty would be under a payment plan. It’s comforting that we can finally be able to sleep at night, knowing that we won’t be charged a monthly fee for wanting to uphold our call of duties as gamers with this franchise. I’m glad to be able to report that this rumor mill has been burned to ground, and I hope that you all are as excited as we are.

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Tyler Christensen

Marked until death with the words "Gamer" across my back (literally) with Duck Hunt pistols across my shoulder blades. Tyler enjoys good beer, open-world games and is also a singer/songwriter.

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