Absolutely. They are free for the developers to use them. But the developer still has to implement it in to the game and test it. I am looking for a first hand confirmation that it is in the game.
And, no one has detailed whether it would be all playlists and game types or just some. Can you point me to those actual details?
I have dug a little deeper into Activision and what they consider "dedicated servers". Apparently for current gen, it just means answer servers and improved matchmaking. And it most certainly did not mean multiplayer servers on day one for PS4.
Also. They answered me, this random dude, in detail about Home Gold which their current info on it does not answer. So, that is also part of the weirdness. Why pay someone to send ME 8 tweets instead of making a FAQ you can point everyone to.