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Activision: Call of Duty Elite Service detailed

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Well, I guess they had this one reserved for the E3 but the Wall Street Journal broke the surprise

"Activision Blizzard Inc. plans to launch an online service called Call of Duty Elite this fall that will work with the next major edition of the game, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," and future installments of the hyper-realistic combat-simulation game. In a move industry executives describe as a first, Activision plans to charge a monthly subscription fee for the service, which will provide extra content that isn't offered on game discs sold in stores, including downloadable map packs that give players new "Call of Duty" levels to play.
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."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304563104576355310423496054.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories



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Crap!  I wonder if I'll still be able to play on online without paying... I may be switching to Uncharted 3 or BF3 otherwise.



 

Most anticipated games of 2011:

Uncharted 3,Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Rocksmith

Modern Warfare 3, Super Mario 3D

 

Oh activision. You so crazy.



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Gojimaster said:

Crap!  I wonder if I'll still be able to play on online without paying... I may be switching to Uncharted 3 or BF3 otherwise.

The answer is yes, you can still play online free. But without new packs, content, fast service and goodies



Do it, I dare you, COD will die faster than Guitar Hero did.



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I wonder how that's going to work when MS have timed exclusive on DLC. Tick... Tick... Boom down goes COD.



I wonder what EA's response is going to be



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TheNoobHolocaust said:

Do it, I dare you, COD will die faster than Guitar Hero did.

We said the same thing when the Map Packs were released at $15 and look now.



I will cut off my internet soon... very soon.



xinstantnoodlez said:

I wonder what EA's response is going to be


actually EA did this before , on EA Sports games.

but it included all the games and cloud saving, plus data transfer.