On Monday, the big rumor of the day was that Activision was considering a possible MMO-ish style subscription service that would give players access to additional multiplayer content in future Call of Duty games. Many of you voiced your concern/venomous outrage at this idea, and, perhaps, rightfully so. Well, you can choke back your rage today, because Infinity Ward has put the whole matter to rest…sort of.
As CVG reports, a community manager from the Modern Warfare 2 developer posted the following comment on the company’s official forums:
“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…Multiplayer will always be equal and free for everyone as always.”
While this still doesn’t rule out the possibility of a subscription service in a Treyarch developed Call of Duty game, it would be highly unlikely that Activision would let the franchise be divided in such a way that one CoD game would have a subscription service while another CoD game would not. So fans can relax about putting extra money towards their favorite military FPS…at least, until the next map pack comes out.