Activision Thinks Services Like Call of Duty Elite Will Become a Necessity

File this under hilarious. Activision veep of digital Jamie Berger tells MCV he thinks that in just a few years social networks for online games like Call of Duty Elite are going to be  necessity for games.

We believe that a 24/7, year-round services strategy that broadens the game experience beyond just playing is going to be a necessity. Right now, it’s an option but in three to five years, it won’t be. To support a diverse player base, you will have to have a services and ongoing content strategy. I don’t see how games are going to manage without that.

Games have managed without that for years, so…

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3 Comments on Activision Thinks Services Like Call of Duty Elite Will Become a Necessity

Ron Whitaker

On September 27, 2011 at 8:32 am

NO ONE HAS EVER THOUGHT OF ENGAGING PEOPLE IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS. EVER.

Seriously, I don’t think that not having a major social platform will dissuade gamers from playing certain games. After all, don’t we have enough social platforms to keep up with already?

Red Menace

On September 27, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Well, they will be when they force them upon us because they’ve figured out a way to make further profit from it.

G.A.R.B.A.G.E

On September 28, 2011 at 6:47 am

File this under, never to be bought again anyway.