Call of Duty Elite To Launch Alongside Modern Warfare 3 With Monthly Subscription Fees

By Garrett Martin in Gaming News
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 8:00 am
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Activision will wring even more money out of Call of Duty this fall.

According to the Wall Street JournalCall of Duty Elite is a new online service that will complement this fall's Modern Warfare 3. To subscribe you'll have to pay a monthly fee. In return you'll get access to downloadable map packs, advanced analytics about your Call of Duty performance, and other undisclosed features. Activision isn't sure how much Elite will cost, but the company expects to price it under the $7.99 a month that Netflix charges for its most basic package.  

The Journal also reports that "players will still be able to compete against each other online without subscribing" to Elite. So Modern Warfare 3's online multiplayer modes will apparently remain free for Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and PC users, at least to some extent. 

Stay tuned for more information about Call of Duty Elite as it becomes available. In the meantime, ponder this: would you pay up to eight bucks a month for extra maps and expanded stats?
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