Call of Duty possibly getting "Pay to Play" membership

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Joe Moore, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. AMG

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    Sadly, if pay to play does come to pass, I expect many people will buy into this money grabbing scheme by Activision without hesitation.
     
  2. G1Wheeljack

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    I really hope enough people protest/refuse to play or buy to get this to stop.It's already enough I have to pay for Live, don't make me pay extra to play your game.
     
  3. Prowl_Delta_31

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    I'm sure Activision will do it, but I don't really think Michael Pachter knows what he's talking about when he says they "must" do it. Activision will do it because they know they can get away with it. Not because they need the money. has Pachter ever been right about anything? I can't recall a single case of him being right.
     
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    Well, then Activision's CEO said this in recent interview:

    Activision would definitely like to make the move to a subscription-based model and have undoubtedly explored their options, but those already loudly showing their displeasure to this "leak" help prevent that from happening.
     
  6. Kevin XI

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    60% because of COD? That seems a little... optimistic of him.
    So they want thier cut of the income stream? Will my subscription fees increase? Hope not. I don't play COD that much.
     
  7. Josh

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    i thought i already paid to play online?

    hmm


    well i dont play much COD anymore and im not interested in the next one much so. guess im safe. for now :p 
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

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    I thought I already paid for online play by paying for Xbox Live, too. Hopefully it's true and they aren't adding charges, but Activision..

    Well, I guess WFC is my last Activision game. (not that I have many, just it and ROTF)
     
  9. Recall

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    What's more annoying isn't that Activision is doing something like this, but that countless people will still pay and all that will do is encourage other companies to do it also.

    I dislike this whole obession with aditional fees to games, be in the form of DLC or a subscription. Its like your milking people dry and in the long run it really could change a lot, for better or worse.
     
  10. Orion_Prime48

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    no way in hell am i buying a game used, paying to have Live and then having to pay another $10 just so I can play with my friends

    imho if this comes to fruition with all developers paying for Xbox live will be pointless.
     
  11. Dirge121

    Dirge121 I'll be your end of days

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    Meh, subscription based gaming isnt anything new. I know the denial is tempting, but you can blame games like Warcraft for that, not DLC.
    I didnt think Modern Warfare 2 was anything special to be honest, havent played my copy in months. If they want to charge extra I'll be happy to give it the same treatment as the map pack, ignored.
     
  12. Zeta Otaku

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    ok... this is absurd. I enjoy Modern Warfare. I'll buy the map packs, gladly even. I will NOT, however, subscribe to another monthly service. I pay XBL enough.
     
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    Fuck to the NO.
     
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    eh, was never that big a fan of MW2 anyways. Only got it to play with friends, but if I'm going to have to pay a membership I'll just stop playing
     
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    Well, Im glad Ive been usually a single campaign player; multiplayer has been fun,but its worn off me over the last year
     
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    Trailbreaker77 Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I hate when game force multiplayer into a game that does not need it. I am not a big fan of online games anyways just one more thing that would make me want to stay away.
     
  17. Joe Moore

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    While Treyarch and Infinity Ward are saying that CoD will never have a separate pay to play online system, they actually have no control over that. If Activision wants it, then it will be there. Do you think the developers of EA's MMA game had any say in the last minute implementation of their online membership system?
     
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    Regardless of the pay as your play scheme is anyone else getting annoyed at buying a new COD every year now? I purchased world at war and modern warfare 2 and now me and my friends have gone back to playing COD 4 which is a much better game on-line. They seem to just be rushed out every year for Christmas and i think the quality has dropped even if its only slightly

    As for the scheme i wouldn't mind it . . . . . . provided they stop charging for live. Surely were already paying a subscription?

    Also i think people are smarter than we give them credit for. Dont get me wrong someone who is willing to shell out £10/$10 to play a game wont have a problem paying £20/$20 but there's a huge psychological difference going from £0/$0 to £1/$1. I dont pay to download the additional map packs and like alot of people i wouldn't buy COD if i have to pay extra to play on-line ..... in fact i would also consider cancelling live as it kinda loses the point ..... which raises an interesting question ..... I wonder what MICROSOFT will think of this.
     
  19. Darkwing48

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    From The Case Against Call of Duty Subscriptions - Yahoo! News

     
  20. Kando

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    Kotick at it again.