Call of Duty Subscription: Activision Looking to Monetize

By Peter Chubb - Feb 12, 2011

The notion of having to pay a subscription fee for a Call of Duty game is not a new one, as we first learned about this back in August of last year. Activision then changed their mind in November and said that there will never be any charges. A few days later Michael Pachter from the company said that he was not happy, as he felt that there was a good way to earn extra money from the franchise.

Well there has been fresh talks, there still might be a chance that Activision Blizzard could “further monetize Call of Duty” that’s what Industry Gamers has reported. The reason why this subject is being discussed yet again is because the developer has created a new division called Beachhead, which is to deal with digital content.

There are two sides to this issue, the first is that Activision hopes to make money in any way possible when it comes to Call of Duty, but spare a thought for gamers and how it would affect them? There are those who have suggested that this idea has only come back up after the loss of the Guitar hero franchise.

You have to wonder how it would work and how much it would cost, but we do fear that this will be like the Golden Goose with Activision trying to get all the gold eggs from it. They better hope that fans of the franchise do not start to get bored with it and choose another FPS – although fans will say that there is no substitute.

Do you think that the developer will ever charge for Call of Duty online gaming?

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  • rik

    it would not last beside it full of bad mouth kids thinkin they can rule the world, its been on the same platform for yrs n now it got alil bit boaring !! the wanna move on thing n move forward with the game instead of the same rubbish. they wanna take alook at battlefield etc to make players at least do some team work. in stead of the screw you attitude you get. the hacks says it all

    • Furks

      If they had dedicated servers I would willing pay to play. P2P networks are rubbish and the lag maes Black Ops unplayable sometimes

  • I agree with Stevie, they will lose more money by doing that than they would ever hope to gain.

  • StuOwnzU

    Hopefully this will let Rainbow Six would make another game, , thats where cod stole their ideas from anyway!

  • Stevie

    Well, that will be one less game i buy then! they will lose more money than they gain..

  • rhys

    you just dont no what your saying there just trying to make the fans happy like everywon else

  • Sam

    I guess I can happily say: Activision is Evil!

  • psn shakyjake

    If blackops the poor excuse of a game that they expect to cash from via a subscription then they have got a nasty surprise in store. The game is (for a better word) crap!, particularly on the PS3.

    It is simply a disgrace that they can peddle such wwree under the cod franchise.

  • Trem

    Lol CoD is rubbish spoiled mostly by kids, campers & gung ho run in & shoot with no real tactics players. Charging would be foolish. Especially with Battlefield 3 on its way fans are getting ready to say goodbye. Say goodnight Activision. It's too late to cash this way in on this franchise.