Analysts believes Activision may make a subscription service

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Posted by metalsnakezero (2726 posts) -

Analysts, Michael Pachter, believes that you and other Call of duty player are willing to accept a pay to play plan.
 
I am calling BS on this. Are millions really going to throw their money out for a FPS? The problem with this is that this goes for one game and a game that doesn't run on a server like MMOs do. I also don't see where in a chart or data that says people are willing to pay anything for a game besides the sales of map packs (not sure of the numbers) but their also not thinking about people's feelings on this. 
 
What do you guys think?
 
Article: http://www.gamesradar.com/xbox360/modern-warfare-2/news/call-of-duty-subscription-service-could-attract-4-to-5-million-gamers/a-2010072315598892072/g-20090326142018906090

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#1 Posted by metalsnakezero (2726 posts) -

Analysts, Michael Pachter, believes that you and other Call of duty player are willing to accept a pay to play plan.
 
I am calling BS on this. Are millions really going to throw their money out for a FPS? The problem with this is that this goes for one game and a game that doesn't run on a server like MMOs do. I also don't see where in a chart or data that says people are willing to pay anything for a game besides the sales of map packs (not sure of the numbers) but their also not thinking about people's feelings on this. 
 
What do you guys think?
 
Article: http://www.gamesradar.com/xbox360/modern-warfare-2/news/call-of-duty-subscription-service-could-attract-4-to-5-million-gamers/a-2010072315598892072/g-20090326142018906090

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#2 Edited by blazerx9x (744 posts) -

FPS aren`t worth being payed for, honestly I don`t think consoles or any games should have to make a subscription service, but I don`t think that will happen, one analyst predicted that xbox live will be $100 a year
...
 
yeah

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#3 Posted by Wildfire570 (757 posts) -

If Activision does pull something like this (Kotick wouldn't surprise me that he would want this), I will legitimately stop playing Call of Duty games and just start playing PC games from now on. Its one thing that I have to pay for Xbox Live but to pay extra to play a first person shooter?? MMO's I can understand why they have established a subscription fee but I'm never ever going to pay extra to play one game.

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#4 Posted by JJOR64 (19642 posts) -

Thank god I don't buy many Activision games.

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#5 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

I doubt it will happen. It's a bad idea IMO.

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#6 Posted by FinalDasa (2885 posts) -

I think there are enough people out there who just play this and nothing else to let Activision get away with it but they would need a large incentive just beyond "hey keep playing that same game for free, just pay us $5 a month to do it"

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#7 Posted by gike987 (1748 posts) -
@blazerx9x said:
" FPS aren`t worth being payed for, honestly I don`t think consoles or any games should have to make a subscription service, but honestly I don`t think that will happen, one analyst predicted that xbox live will be $100 a year ...  yeah "
This is Activision we are talking about. Doesn't matter if it's a FPS, they will try it anyway. They do anything to earn more money.
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#8 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

Didnt we go over this idea all ready? And wasnt this dis proven by tweet posts? Im pretty sure it was even a News post. 
 
Isnt patcher the one who said RDR would not sell?  

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#9 Posted by citizenkane (10870 posts) -

There has already been threads about this.

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#10 Posted by blazerx9x (744 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" Didnt we go over this idea all ready? And wasnt this dis proven by tweet posts? Im pretty sure it was even a News post.  "
so Activision IS charging for that BS?

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