Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 to get a Subscription Service


So after getting home from a night shift, I was doing some searching trying to stay informed as a gamer. Well I came across a little diddy from the Wall Street Journal of all sources, they reported today that Activision-Blizzard announced the new Call of Duty will feature a pay service called Call of Duty Elite. Reportedly the service will include added content such as map packs, and extra content that has yet to be announced, now don’t fret, the fee isn’t required to play multiplayer.

According to the article, there will be certain aspects of the Elite service that will be free to access such as social functionality, as well as matchmaking. They say the fee will be something comparable to a netflix priceline, so, eight dollars a month for a few extra maps and some other subpar content. Bobby Kotick commented to the fact that he is not afraid of any sort of flack from the customer base. Why should he, he’s got gamers by the short and curlys, and they will eat up anything he puts on a platter. Sure, coming from me this is a biased opinion, simply because I’ve had enough of Bobby Kotick and his blatant and publicized opinions on gamers, he thinks we’re just ATMs.

But in the same regard, this will mean that there will be millions of gamers out there shelling out for the monthly fee for whatever perks they decide to include, and at this point I feel for the Xbox players who already pay for their service. So whats your take, have you had enough of Call of Duty and Bobby Kotick, or is this something you have waited for?


Written by: Baba0Booey - News Contributor


  1. #1 by premiersoupir on May 31st, 2011 [ 17020 Points ]

    Yeah, good luck finding anyone to play on those maps. The subscription service will be money down the drain, especially a once a couple of months have passed.

  2. #2 by Blackstaffer on May 31st, 2011 [ 7261 Points ]

    @fourzerotwo has tweeted that you don’t need to be an ELITE member to download the DLC.

    Activision has said they’ll charge up to $8. Which is way too much.

  3. #3 by Pedro on May 31st, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    This is ridiculous. Worst thing about it is I too believe a lot of people will get it.

    Why can’t people just be glad we buy their games and quit draining us for every single penny we might still have. If only games were flawless these days, but it’s been years I don’t see a game which doesn’t get patched. Absurd.

  4. #4 by Sakinah on May 31st, 2011 [ 26489 Points ]

    I can see people paying for this. Not me, of course.

  5. #5 by EdEN on May 31st, 2011 [ 142916 Points ]

    Wait… so Patcher was actually right?

  6. #6 by Blackstaffer on May 31st, 2011 [ 7261 Points ]

    Remember guys, this is a capitalist market at work. If people want it, they’ll buy it and it’ll thrive. If not, it’ll die a slow death.

    Ever wonder why the website for Killzone 2 was so awesome, but the Killzone 3 website had a lot less? I’m guessing it was because it wasn’t worth the effort. If people actually paid for the service, maybe it would have been.

  7. #7 by Eddie on May 31st, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    yea not buying this lol. i’m debating on even signing up for the beta.

  8. #8 by EdEN on May 31st, 2011 [ 142916 Points ]

    @Eddie: I’ve got enough games as it is as to take on any more demos/betas hehehe.

  9. #9 by Jason on May 31st, 2011 [ 28406 Points ]

    This will unbalance an already flawed auto aim game. Players who buy the elite guns will rape. plain and simple. Im so glad blops sucked bad enough to kill my interest in the series. Just another reason why bf3 will be better

  10. #10 by Pedro on May 31st, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I haven’t thought of it like that, but I’ll have to agree with Jason.

    They’ll probably make “Elite” perks and guns a whole lot of awesome in order to get players to buy the service. Those who don’t “play along” will be seriously underpowered. Yeah, maybe it could be called “Extortion Pack”…

  11. #11 by Baba0Booey on May 31st, 2011 [ 5938 Points ]

    Jason: This will unbalance an already flawed auto aim game. Players who buy the elite guns will rape. plain and simple. Im so glad blops sucked bad enough to kill my interest in the series. Just another reason why bf3 will be better  

    this is why i love you man, lol speak the truth brother!!!

  12. #12 by Blackstaffer on May 31st, 2011 [ 7261 Points ]

    What Elite guns and perks?

  13. #13 by Ace on May 31st, 2011 [ 23465 Points ]




    nuff said.

  14. #14 by Oly on May 31st, 2011 [ 132360 Points ]

    LOL nice Ace..
    And Pedro..
    “Extortion Pack” is what I’m calling this from now on

  15. #15 by Legion213 on May 31st, 2011 [ 675 Points ]

    @Blackstaffer

    Sadly, the free market doesn’t work in this case. Because there are way to many idiots that will pay for this simply because it’s CoD. By idiots I mean stupid kids who have no concept of what a dollar is actually worth and will make their parents pay, and people who have an excessive amount of expendable money and 8 dollars a month for a few perks in a game that will put them a step ahead of everyone else, isn’t a big deal.

    Just because people are willing to put up with it and pay, doesn’t make it right by any means. Pretty soon everything will be about nickel and dimeing the consumer until he’s paying 8 dollars here and 15 dollars there and 50 dollars annually there. Until all of his expendable money is out and we start seeing businesses going to back to the way it use to be where DLC was free and we didn’t have to pay 30 dollars extra for day 1 releases for a few extra online maps.

  16. #16 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on May 31st, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    Yea There is a guy who has a petition going to stop this new COD idea.

  17. #17 by Blackstaffer on June 1st, 2011 [ 7261 Points ]

    Legion213: your definition of what does and does not work seems a bit off. If people are paying for it, it’s working. I don’t care if there’s a service out there that some want to pay for. I will choose not to, but that doesn’t mean others can’t. Should we now start poo-poo-ing everyone’s decisions to buy things we don’t agree with? Should I start whining about all those people out there wasting their money on Pokemon ? It’s their decision. It’s a free world. If Activision sells a service, nobody’s telling you that you have to buy it. Accept that it exists and leave it at that.

    Also, how can it be wrong to pay for this service? That’s what you imply in your second paragraph. I’d say it’s wrong to hire a hitman to kill Bobby Kotick. It’s not wrong to buy a service from him. It can be a waste of money, sure, but it’s not wrong.

  18. #18 by Blackstaffer on June 1st, 2011 [ 7261 Points ]

    Jason: there are no elite guns and perks. Nothing of this sort has been announced, and I even found one place that denied elite guns (http://is.gd/ktzFIl). Where do you get your info, dude?

  19. #19 by Blackstaffer on June 1st, 2011 [ 7261 Points ]

    Ace: you know those are from a PC, right?

    Everyone likes different types of games and frankly starting a pissing match between Battefield and CoD gamers is immature. If you don’t like CoD then fine, don’t play it. But don’t try to tell me Battlefield is a better game. It’s better FOR YOU. I’ve tried it. I don’t like it. I prefer CoD. But that’s just me. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions.

  20. #20 by Jcmdaddy on June 1st, 2011 [ 67047 Points ]

    Blackstaffer:

    Ace: you know those are from a PC, right?

    Everyone likes different types of games and frankly starting a pissing match between Battefield and CoD gamers is immature. If you don’t like CoD then fine, don’t play it. But don’t try to tell me Battlefield is a better game. It’s better FOR YOU. I’ve tried it. I don’t like it. I prefer CoD. But that’s just me. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions.  

    ^

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t you write up a complete article about how you didn’t like Killzone 3? And yet you’re telling Ace he can’t voice his opinion about why he doesn’t like CoD? Would it be better if he wrote an entire article explaining everything he hates about it?

  21. #21 by Ace on June 1st, 2011 [ 23465 Points ]

    Blackstaffer: Ace: you know those are from a PC, right?Everyone likes different types of games and frankly starting a pissing match between Battefield and CoD gamers is immature. If you don’t like CoD then fine, don’t play it. But don’t try to tell me Battlefield is a better game. It’s better FOR YOU. I’ve tried it. I don’t like it. I prefer CoD. But that’s just me. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions.  

    I love how you jump on my back about voicing my opinion in the comments. You have no room to talk about opinions. If I want to spark up some interest about Battlefield 3 to other readers, then I sure as hell will. And for your information, I’ve been been playing CoD since the Call of duty 3 days on the ps2.

  22. #22 by Baba0Booey on June 1st, 2011 [ 5938 Points ]

    Can we keep this on topic please,

    I don’t appriciate my articles being used as a grounds for flame/insult wars, thanks.


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