Kotick: "Audiences 'Clamoring' for CoD Subscription Service." 8 replies

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Fyurii

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#1 8 years ago

I want him to do it. And I want it to backfire in epic proportions.}>

->I was upset by the removal of dedicated servers. ->I'm frustrated by P2P matchmaking for PC. ->I do miss Punkbuster, since VAC is a delayed reaction service that is really not ideal for P2P matchmaking. ->I dislike the not being able to lean in the PC version of MW2. (Picky, but if was a great feature damnit!) ->I hate IW/Activision's lack of support for the PC platform, in regards to hacks and aimbots.

I myself have fallen victim to a couple of hacked games. The first wasn't so bad, since it only bumped me up to Lvl70, giving me the chance to prestige earlier than normal. The second time, I was Prestige 10 Lvl70 with everything unlocked!:mad:

Not to mention hacks ranging from low gravity, high speed, and everyone being unable to move from where they spawn.

Because of the success of the console versions, Activision doesn't care in the slightest about the PC versions.

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#2 8 years ago

I lost faith in Activision when they butchered the Call of Duty franchise with Modern Warfare. I can't say I'm at all surprised about this either. People will continue to pay for what they want, and they should have the right to do that. However, you shouldn't be forced to pay in order to enjoy something that should be free to begin with. They want to make a subscription based multiplayer? Let them. But they should make it an optional, downloadable addon to the game. If they include it with the game on release, it should be free. It works for MMO's and consoles because of the extra content you get. I can't possibly see what extra conent or features you could gain by subscribing to an FPS game.

Sadly, judging by the recent stuff that Activision has been shooting out, this thing will probably go green. I just hope they don't strike anymore of their subsidiaries in the progress. Ravensoft doesn't deserve the same treatment as Infinity Ward(they didn't either).




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#3 8 years ago

This just in: Activision does give a shit about their image. They want to improve their reputation and image. They should start with firing Kotick.


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#4 8 years ago

Serio;5345350I lost faith in Activision when they butchered the Call of Duty franchise with Modern Warfare.[/QUOTE] Call of Duty 4 was actually good, it's all the CoD games that came after that were crap (WaW, MW2 and now Black Ops)

Serio;5345350Ravensoft doesn't deserve the same treatment as Infinity Ward(they didn't either).
This. It would be nice if all the companies under Activision rebelled. Would be a nice sight. I can almost see this being a movie now, with the tune of Five Finger Death Punch's 'Bad Company' in the trailer. Raven Software is slowly becoming syndicated stuff that has nothing to do with their original desires. (Look at how they started). [QUOTE=Dragonelf68;5345359]This just in: Activision does give a shit about their image. They want to improve their reputation and image. They should start with firing Kotick.
"Obviously, we stay connected to what's going on in the communities so we're not ignorant that there's a very vocal minority out there that has some very strong feelings," said Tippl. "Whenever you become #1 in any industry, you automatically get a target painted on your back. You've got to be able to live with that."

"Obviously", they're a bunch of raging faggots if they think that everyone hates them for "being #1", ffs.




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#5 8 years ago
"Obviously, we stay connected to what's going on in the communities so we're not ignorant that there's a very vocal minority out there that has some very strong feelings," said Tippl. "Whenever you become #1 in any industry, you automatically get a target painted on your back. You've got to be able to live with that."

My milk was all over the keyboard and monitor at this point. Good god.




Fyurii

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#6 8 years ago

Thought this would be a good enough reason for a bump of this thread.

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg said “are we going to be charging for multiplayer? The answer is no,” adding that “the experience you have out of the box, connecting with the online community to play Call of Duty is absolutely integral to the experience and we’ll never charge for that.

Feels like a bit of a middle finger to Kotick...




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#7 8 years ago

Thought the Acti CEO was Kotick.

EDIT: *After reading* Oh, so Kotick is in charge of Activision-Blizzard. I didn't think that there was a sub-CEO for Acti only.

It's nice to see that there is some good in an otherwise evil company.

Won't be surprised if Kotick tries to have Hirshberg fired over some stupid reason.




BlitZ, The 57th

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#8 8 years ago

gravy666;5344359It's brilliant enough to work. If you've noticed some poll results, anticipation for Call of Duty: Black Ops outdoes that of pretty much everything else.[/QUOTE]

Not necessarily, I don't know about whether or not you have to pay to play for xbox live or not. But PC FPS fans KNOW that FPS multiplayer is free, so they probably don't mind paying a bit more for the game once and for all. Unlike MMOs, FPS subscription wouldn't work that well at all. Even the free FPS games have to resort to free play and cash items only. Sure theres anticipation for it, but I doubt the anticipation would be big if they mentioned "subscribe monthly to pay only".

Take KOTOR for instance, if you ask me, the hype died quite a lot when it became an MMORPG and monthly subscription. If it released as a single retail game like Mass Effect, I'd bet it'll do waaaaay better....

[QUOTE=eezstreet;5345364]Call of Duty 4 was actually good, it's all the CoD games that came after that were crap (WaW, MW2 and now Black Ops)

Whaat? WaW and Black Ops is actually good. Well maybe Black Ops is good if you've played MW2 and don't mind same graphics with only new modes/maps/guns and killstreaks.

Black Ops brought the balance back to CoD franchise if you look at it in the sense that the latest game = reputation of the series.




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#9 8 years ago
gravy666;5344359It's brilliant enough to work. If you've noticed some poll results, anticipation for Call of Duty: Black Ops outdoes that of pretty much everything else.

Anticipation = Hype.

Black Ops was hyped to hell before launch. I bet Acti spent millions on commercials alone (targeted to the 360 audience alone :rolleyes:). At the launch party, they had a Metallica concert, and just like MW2, Acti bribed reviewers into giving the game a high score. If only this money went to paying their employees more, improving their workplace, or even charity.

It was the most anticipated game of the year because it was the most overhyped game of the year, and hype sells.