GS News - Activision to charge for Call of Duty multiplayer?

Industry analyst Michael Pachter says Activision made a mistake deciding to make multiplayer free for Call of Duty

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g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Sure milk us even more despite the fact it ticks us off.

vitor11770
vitor11770

And don´t forget those who only Buy games for multiplayer, other wise they download a pirate copy...if there´s no intention to subscrive it, sales will go down, so...less profit

richardj692000
richardj692000

In a world where a middle income earner can’t afford to pay for gas and electricity its very reasonable for them to say WTF!! Charging us!! For playing their game!! Mr F**k the poor for shares thinks it’s a mistake!! My heart bleeds for that Lambo that you don’t have in your collection!

Do us a favour and reward us for playing your game!

SeannTHEsheep
SeannTHEsheep

had my wii-u for a day and so far cant connect to the internet so i went out and traded my 360 version of black ops 2 for the wii-u one.  i can honestly say from a single player point of view the wii-u version is the one to go for.  ive played both the 360 and the ps3 version and the wii-u seems to be running about 15% faster.  it seems a bit smoother aswel.  the small screen is instantly worth the purchase its like what the vita version wishes it was and now everyone can play zombies on the toilet.  

souljacker47
souljacker47

Black Ops 2 nets $1 Billion...Yeh, it sounds like they made a mistake..I'm sure they are crying about that billion in their bank.

souljacker47
souljacker47

Go ahead activision and try and charge people. Then another company will release a COD clone free to play game and kill your business...Proctor is the biggest idiot out there and obviously hasn't seen all these subscription based companies lose money and eventually go free to play because no one wants to pay monthly fees anymore.

Ghostleader12
Ghostleader12

fuck that guy hes trying to destroy gaming industry by putting hes asshated ideas on the web and the news fucktarted bicht 

socom3warrior
socom3warrior

Typical businessman who thinks in terms of pure profit not thinking that you'll piss off most of the people who play the game in the first place and already paid for a game system, the game itself, xbox subscription, downloadable content, etc. and have a million other options from which to get their shooter fix & I <3 run-on sentences.

LazyGamerX
LazyGamerX

hahah he didnt mention that WoW is losing subscribers. Times are changing and people dont want to be nickel and dimed for their games, How many mmos have come out only to shut down or switch to F2P. I hate this guy, everything he said is is BS. If Activision charged people they wouldnt have anywhere near as many people as they think they would

laser00
laser00

This is a new low Activision..even for you -_-

ac1dcs13
ac1dcs13

Being a hardcore CS fan from 1.3 and moving to WoW was a big step for me because I never thought to pay to play online but the outcome sucked me in with the vast story line and gameplay. However, CoD is a horrible game in my opinion and the main reason it has a huge player base is because it is frankly, the easiest FPS you could buy and still enjoy scorestreaks or killstreaks. That is the only factor that makes this game seem fun to me. I for one will not be paying to play this game other than the expensive price tag for the same game they've produced. Only reason I even play are for friends who think this game is the best out there, I'll stick with Far Cry 3 and if all else fails i'll move back to CS due to the fact it's harder to master than CoD, any day. This is a horrible idea  to me.

porkchopgamer
porkchopgamer

As much as I wouldn't want to pay a subscription for COD I like the game so much and would probably do so to play online.  From a consumer perspective it sucks, but it probably is a good business model that would generate much revenue.

BoozerX
BoozerX

Well X-Box does that with the online service and the people go and pay like lambs.

 

EastSideChump6
EastSideChump6

As a WoW-ee, I see what Pachter is saying. However, the difference between CoD and WoW is that WoW is a deeper game that offers potentially 100s to 1000s of more gameplay hours than CoD. It takes MUCH longer to actually achieve anything in WoW, whereas with CoD, it's generally more of a game that you can pick up and play. You can unlock all the guns, attachments, prestige, maybe some organized clan matches, zombies, campaign, but that's about it.This takes long, however, it ends. Wow doesn't.

 

Also, no console game has it's own subscription model like the one he's referring to. Charging a sub IS the mistake because, maybe all the hardcore CoDers would still buy it, however, most of the casual players would not and then the game would lose a big chunk of its population. They might end up being more profitable afterwards, but the big "if" is if they're able to retain enough of those hardcore players. Personally, I don't buy CoD anymore and this would make the choice a lot easer.

MAJ0RNINJA
MAJ0RNINJA

Industry analyst. When ever I hear that tittle, I just think, money grubbing mother Fu€ker. They just broke the record for a billion dollars. Really? They should charge more? You want to milk that skeleton cow dry don't you? Let just put this in prospective for you Michael. When the government wants to raise taxes on you analyst ass, all you do is wine. Awe not fair..... Now you want "tax" the shit out of gamers. You hypocritical bastard.

deadarknight
deadarknight

For some reason I get pissed when people say WoW belongs to Activision and they do not mention Blizzard. 

zhaffy
zhaffy

We payed like 70 bucks for the damn game. We fully expect to be able to play however long we bloody want.

gun_blade25
gun_blade25

Do they even host private servers? Are there any expenses behind their multiplayer?

aceed_altiee
aceed_altiee

fuck that. the day COD charges me for online play is the day I stop playing the darn thing.