Will Call of Duty Become Subscription Based?

February 12, 2010

Move over World of Warcraft, there may be a new subscription based sheriff in town. During the Investment call Activision Blizzard held this week, a hint that might affect the way we play Call of Duty was reported. We all know that Call of Duty will be a yearly release, but Activision has thoughts to go the route of Blizzard’s epic World of Warcraft. Blizzard brings in a lot of money each month with subscriptions to battle it out in Azeroth. Gamers may be facing the same type of service to enjoy the Call of Duty franchise as well. What does this mean for the millions of fans that play the game everyday? It means you may be paying $14.95 a month to do so. Activision spokesman Bobby Kotick had this to say:

“If you think about the success we’ve had in other product categories on subscription, you can get a sense of the direction that we want to take that franchise,” he said, answering a question near the end of the call.

One of the reasons for this change may not only be from a profit stand point, but also to have more direct control over the servers and ultimately the multi-player glitches that have been popping up. Let DualShockers know if you would pay a subscription fee to play Call of Duty and if you think it’s fair to charge for it. This is absolutely not set in stone as of yet, but stay tuned to DualShockers and see what Activision has in store for the future of the Call of Duty franchise.

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Josh resides in VA and enjoys spending time with his wife Lena, two wonderful kids Peyton and Bailey, and their puppy Marley. He moonlights as an Xbox Ambassador and someday hopes to rule the galaxy. Favorite Games: Mega Man, Tecmo Bowl, Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare

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