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Tuesday, 21 September 2010 10:10

CoD premium service is coming

Written by David Stellmack
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Activision still sorting out the details
As we have said previously, Activision is on a quest to launch a subscription model in conjunction with the Call of Duty franchise and now COO Thomas Tippl has confirmed that the company is working on such a model, and it is already in the pipeline for release.

While Activision is still sorting out what form this subscription model will take, the company says that the CoD Premium services (as they are referring to it now) will not cheat fans out of more content. Suggestions of multiple price points for the subscription model are whispered, but no one, including those at Activision seems to know for sure.

The goal with the subscription or CoD Premium service will be to add new and innovative service offerings that are not possible with the current model that the company has with the Call of Duty franchise today. As to what these new offerings might be, apparently they are not yet ready to say.

Despite the negative press and backlash from the CoD community, the company seems to be confident on its strategy direction and they believe that they will add enough value to get players to pay up.

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+13 #1 P1n3apqlExpr3ss 2010-09-21 10:22
So... if this is gonna end up in black ops (hope nope or kotick can get f***ed) id be willing to bet all the stuff thats worth it over mw2 like the theater mode and the extensive customisation will be "premium users only" i already paid for my xbox the game and maybe some dlc im not paying more for something i can get for free in other games...
 
 
+18 #2 leftiszi 2010-09-21 10:27
Nice. Not only do you pay for your game, but you have to pay a subscription on top of that.

These guys are getting ridiculous!

That's why I never play online and be done with it.
 
 
+26 #3 techno 2010-09-21 11:03
I don't care what the content is, I will not pay a subscription end of, neither will I buy any game with a subscription as part of its payment model....we the consumer have the power to end this corporate greed....just dont buy it.
 
 
+13 #4 canerpense 2010-09-21 11:41
Cash Cow...
 
 
+8 #5 GrumpyOldMan 2010-09-21 12:25
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Who didn't see this coming?

Some tard talking about MW2 was botched support because of IW. Yeah OK, like they told Activision to use the steam online engine.

Treyarch is gonna screw it up, and I hope this game turns out to be a dud. At least the new Tom Clancy GR is coming.


"Money, money, cash cash y'all"
WuTang Financial Inc.

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+6 #6 Warhead 2010-09-21 15:55
Then what's next? Removed all the cutscenes in the game and release it as a movie just like what they are planning for Starcraft 2?

no thanks, there are other options in the market...and they will be the ones making fortunes by bringing on board new/more customers.
 
 
+4 #7 JAB Creations 2010-09-21 16:24
Activision represents everything that could be wrong about a company and the worst part of it all is that they slimmed their way in to Blizzard! I don't usually say much that's very negative however I hope Activision fails and Blizzard scraps them off like Time Warner did to AOL. Developers should be paid for their efforts because if you buy a game and like it then you want the same people releasing a new and better version later on, not put money in the hands of pricks who screw over the people who have the real talent and make the actual games themselves.
 
 
+4 #8 GrumpyOldMan 2010-09-21 16:33
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Quoting JAB Creations:
Activision represents everything that could be wrong about a company...Developers should be paid for their efforts because if you buy a game and like it then you want the same people releasing a new and better version later on, not put money in the hands of pricks who screw over the people who have the real talent and make the actual games themselves.



Amen to that. That is why I am boycotting this game on behalf of IW. I am sure I will be in the minority as people will blindly lay out money for anything labeled "Call of Duty".

Next game, "Call of Duty - Dog Turd" will also sell 15 million copies.

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-13 #9 B-LOVE 2010-09-21 16:43
I don't understand why everyone is making such a big deal about this. Most PC game servers are being hosted by a thirdparty company like gameservers.com. People pay good money to lease these servers for COD:MW,TF2,CS:S ,DOD,UT3 that list goes on. If you have PC game with dedicated servers then a thirdparty company is more then likely hosting the server. The only difference here is Activision is holding the servers your are renting. I don't know if they plan on doing this for the Console but if they do GREAT! that means a much better gaming experience for everyone and the possibility of larger game servers.
 

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