Activision: No Call of Duty Online charges ever

By Gary Johnson - Nov 25, 2010

Call of Duty Black Ops has been out just over two weeks now, and the online multiplayer option of the game has proved quite popular. This has led to some people suggesting that Activision would go down the road of a subscription based option for the online game, but now the company has revealed its opinion on this speculation.

Mic Wright of Electric Pig is reporting that CEO of Activision Publishing Eric Hirshberg, has shot down these rumors by saying “Are we going to be charging for multiplayer? The answer is no,” he added “Online community to play Call of Duty is absolutely integral to the experience and we’ll never charge for that. It’s not going to be something we’ll attempt to monetize.”

This is good news for fans of the franchise, and it makes sense really as a lot of people buy Call of Duty for the online game play. Whether they go down the route of EA Sports where only the original buyers of the game have free access to online options remains to be seen.

Would you pay a subscription to play Call of Duty online?

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  • Natasha.

    Like millions, there's no chance I'd pay anything for MP. I'm going on the assumption that it costs activision/cod/PSN nothing at all to provide online gaming. So why would we then behave like idiots and buy into something that gives them 100% profit, for something that was entirely free on both sides? It's not ethical or logical and it won't work. They will definitely lose a lot of players.

  • Alex

    Thank goodness if activation did charge for online play they would loose millions of players and a he’ll of a lot of money and they may realise if they ever do this theywould kill the call of duty brand and mane even their company

  • Sam

    They can't even fix COD BO for PS3, even after the patch. I would never pay for an online experience plagued with bugs. Anyone saw the new aiming bot? This quite amazing. Easy, free and I'm pretty sure the company won't fix this soon. I guess this just destroyed the online experience for me.