So one of the largest gaming franchises in the world who pulls in piles of money with each game release each year has decided to offer…. a premium paying service. Well, everyone knew it was coming I suppose so here it is. Titled Call of Duty: Elite, the service will add a “premium layer” of content to the Modern Warfare 3 experience. It will not, however, charge at all for online multiplayer gaming.
Some aspects of Call of Duty: Elite are said to be free for all players like a social networking tool that will be available on the game. Seen in the trailer above, the service looks pretty extensive and detailed, but does it need a monthly subscription to be supported? Activision says it does to support certain operations of the service, they say the service will be less than Netflix’s lowest rental package ($8 a month) but that’s still a ton of money to shell out for a single game in your library, not to mention that the map packs will most likely be a separate charge of $15 upon release even if you are a subscriber of this service. Luckily if it’s too costly, you wont have to sign-up for it, I personally don’t see many people subscribing for this, only if they are serious and, well, elite players.