A survey has surfaced that seems to indicate publishing giant Activision are giving some serious thought to offering a "new online service", if it's valid.
This premium style add-on would open up more game modes and other exclusive groups of "gameplay enhancement" in exchange for a "monthly, quarterly, or yearly" sub fee.
All of this, as the un-validated survey says, would be "in addition" to all the features already offered by standard with the Call of Duty franchise. All the new bells and whistles though could just be bundled in a "special-edition game package" without MMO-style charges.
So far there has been no word from Activision, and there is unlikely to be on rumour. Boss Kotick has in the past hinted they were looking for a way to further profit from online play.
"...when you think about other properties that we own and control, like Call of Duty, and what would be the natural evolution of a property like Call of Duty into a massively multiplayer environment, and how do you monetize that," Kotick said.
Would you pay a subscription fee for a more online enhanced and customisable Call of Duty?
Rumour-mill: Activision mulls over Call of Duty online subscription?
17 June 2009 | By Simon Priest