This rumor has been spreading like wild fire and it sounds like it is going to be true. Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 will feature a new service called Call Of Duty Elite. Elite will allow customers to gain access too extra stat-tracking and downloadable map packs. The features of Elite are being described as just like the stock market. You can track players, individual performances in matches and specific weapon types being used.
Map packs will come at no extra charge for those using the Elite service but for those who are not you will most likely pay the typical $10.00 for a new map pack. With that being said it is unknown how competitive the pricing of Call Of Duty Elite will be. Activision has not announced any prices yet regarding this new service.
I don’t think I’m the only person wondering how the customers are going to react to this extra charge. It would be really hard to start charging all the customers a new fee on top of there xbox live subscription fee. However Activision has said that the typical basic service will stay free. So for the users bothered by this whole idea you will still be able to get the typical features at no extra cost for now.
When I read about this it did not surprise me as Halo has offered a service just like this for a long time. I think it is an advancement to the Call Of Duty industry. I am not saying I am a fan of paying extra but I believe that get what you pay for and as long as something is free it can’t get any better because there is no funding. People are always saying they wish they would add new guns or more maps but people don’t realize that the $60 we pay for the game doesn’t go as far as they think. They have to pay the people who helped make the game possible and then on top of that they have to pay to maintain a network and servers. It isn’t cheap and it isn’t free so a monthly subscription fee will help add capital to Activision’s funds and this will allow them to add on more exciting content to our games.
I believe the pricing of this new service will be reasonable and not excessive as Activision has never done this and they really are testing out the waters with this subscription service. We will keep you updated as news comes in about pricing and features of Call Of Duty Elite.