Next Call Of Duty Modern Warfare to get online subscription extras

UPDATE: Infinity Ward, makers of Modern Warfare 2, have stated: “This rumor has absolutely nothing to do with Infinity Ward or our games. We would never introduce such a system for Modern Warfare 2 so don’t worry.” So, it’s not Modern Warfare, but it could still be the main Call Of Duty series…

Call Of Duty, and its Modern Warfare spin-off series could soon be getting a subscription-based online add-on, according to a survey that has surfaced on the Internet. The survey shows that Activision, publishers of Call Of Duty and Modern Warfare games, are considering creating a subscription-based extension of the series online. The news has restarted rumours that Activision are working on a massively multi-player (MMO) version of Call Of Duty.

The survey, as reported by Destroid, suggests a bonus online service is being considered that would be “in addition to all of the features that already come with Call Of Duty games”. It would be priced “as part of a special-edition game package or by subscription”.

The optional extra service for the Call Of Duty/Modern Warfare series, possibly turning up as early as with Modern Warfare 2, would potentially include among a long list: “early access to new in-game content, increased gameplay customisation, enhanced community and statistic tracking features, special in-game modes and an extensive suite of team-management services and support for competitive gameplay.” Speculation has arisen that the service could also include, or be a precursor to, a full massively multi-player subscription-based version of Call Of Duty.

In March 2008, Activision CEO, Bobby Kotick hinted that the company was thinking about doing an MMO Call Of Duty or Modern Warfare game, when he told Morgan Stanley Technical Conference attendees: “Think about what would be the natural evolution of a property like Call of Duty, into a massively multiplayer environment.”

Out 10 November | from £40 | Modern Warfare 2

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