This week started of with dismay from Modern Warfare 2 gamers at the news of an online survey seeming to suggest that Activision is considering a premium style subscription service for the online aspect of MW2!! This has had fans up in arms this week as it will exclude those who cant afford it, from using all the aspects of the new call of duty title.
Thankfully today the fears of gamers everywhere were quashed by Infinity Ward’s community Manager on the official forum,
“This rumor has absolutely nothing to do with Infinity Ward or our games, including Modern Warfare 2. We would never introduce such a system for Modern Warfare 2 so don’t worry.”
This is a relief for many fans as the RRP of the new call of duty title is already touted to be higher than any triple A game currently out there. Robert Bowling the community manager went on to say,
“Multiplayer will always be equal and free for everyone as always.”
Great news for fans every, as previous rumours list a number of additional services for the game that players could buy via subscription based models (monthly, quarterly, and annually) or as bundled content with a copy of the game at an added cost.
Some of the structures of the premium services were thought to have been leaked, varying in price and services from a $10 (£6) annual charge to a $150 (£91) all inclusive game pack. In return, Activision was thought to be offering everything from discounts on DLC and weapon customization at the cheaper end of the scale, to a War Room for strategy’s and access to tournaments. All of these extras were described as optional, meaning that gamers would still of been able to buy normal copies of the game without a subscription based service.
Thankfully it looks like gamers do not have to worry about any subscription services for Modern Warfare 2. Bring on November!
Written by Managing Director of MW2 Gamer Leon Rossiter, for more information on Modern Warfare 2 or our upcoming call of duty guide check out our Modern Warfare 2 site.
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Written by Leon Rossiter. Managing director of Modern Warfare 2 Gamer.