Tuesday, May 31 2011 @ 04:42 PM BST
Contributed by: VRANDAS
For some it is news, for us it isn't.
Almost a year ago, E3 - Saturday, June 19 2010, we already published an article about Mister Kotick (the BIG boss of Activision), who openly admitted his goal was to get a "Call of Duty with an online subscription service...". And knowing Kotick, he rather die than give up on what he wants.
So now he has got one step further in the realisation of what he wants to have.
Wall street journal - Article by NICK WINGFIELD
Consumers are used to paying $60 each for videogames that run on consoles like the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Now the publisher, Activision, behind the industry's biggest videogame franchise Call of Duty is about to find out whether it can get them to pay a monthly bill, too.
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 instalment 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. Rest of this article in read more.