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No chance of online subscription for Black Ops multiplayer

Submitted by on Tuesday, 20 July 2010One Comment

The most popular element of the Call of Duty games is multiplayer. So much so that thousands of gamers every year who buy the games never even touch the campaign mode.

Last year Activision raised the RRP for Modern Warfare 2 and this year for Black Ops, supplied an expensive price for the MW2 map packs, and Blizzard has had extraordinary success with subscription based World of Warcraft.

So given Activision’s reputation for making gamers pay for content, many in the industry and gamers alike have been asking whether the up and coming Call of Duty: Black Ops will adopt the successful subscription model.

We are happy to say that ‘Pay to Play’ has been well and truly squashed. Infinity Ward, Treyarch and Activison have all denied this possibility in various ways.

Activision for instance has said that they have “no plans to charge gamers to play Call of Duty multiplayer”.

So for now it appears there are no immediate ideas to introduce a subscription model. But we wouldn’t put it past Activison for them some way down the line to start asking gamers to pay for online, for example in a Call of Duty MMO.