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Activision Announces Call of Duty Elite Subscription Service

News; Jun. 1, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec
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Call of Duty franchise announces a subscription service

The Call of Duty series prepares to enter the next phase of providing content to its fanbase via a new online service, “Call of Duty Elite.”

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This service will allow fans of the FPS franchise to access extra content not available on the disks and will allow users of the service to chat and communicate with other members through a social media application.

The service will also allow users access to player's tools that, according to the report, will allow plays to analyze their stats and view their entire multiplayer career to better formulate newer strategies.

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said that even if not all of the players chose to buy this service, the features of all other Call of Duty titles will still be available and included.

Kotick also commented that this service requires a significant number of people and funds to make it work.

This is an enormous investment,” said Kotick.

As of now, there are no further specifics on what the service will offer or a pricing plan. This is not the only game from Activision related to a monthly fee (World of Warcraft also requires a monthly fee for game play).

We have yet to see how fans and critics react. The Call of Duty series is already criticized for charging its fan base too much for content. With the upcoming release of Modern Warfare 3, only time will tell if this new service will strengthen the fan base.

The beta for “Call of Duty Elite” is available for sign up now at http://www.callofduty.com/elite.

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