Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 News for Xbox 360

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Rumours that Activision will introduce a pay-to-play subscription model for its Call of Duty franchise are false, studios Infinity Ward and Treyarch have confirmed.

A video had been doing the rounds which seemed to indicate a new subscription model was to be introduced to Modern Warfare 2. However, Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling shot down the rumours on Twitter last night.

"For the record, nobody has to pay to play [Call of Duty] or [Modern Warfare 2] multiplayer, nor will they," he wrote.

This was followed by a similar denial from Treyarch community manager Josh Olin.

"No, you will not have to 'Pay to Play' [Call of Duty: Black Ops] Multiplayer either," he wrote. "Rumour squashed."

For the time being then, you'll be able to continue to play Call of Duty titles without a game specific subscription.

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CheekyLee@ El-Dev

Which in turn means that they can't completely guarantee that the franchise won't go pay-to-play. Thanks for clearing that up.
Posted 11:14 on 20 July 2010
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El-Dev@ CheekyLee

Both companies are owned by Activision.
Posted 11:12 on 20 July 2010
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Am I right in thinking that Activision own the franchise, and not IW or Treyarch? Because, if that is the case, it makes no odds what employees of either company say. They are paid to make the games, not dictate policy.
Posted 10:52 on 20 July 2010
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in feautre will be like this you need to pay for everything
live (70$ price will go up) DLC 20$ games 60$ pay to play 20$
and the total if you want the game and have everything in it 170$ very good nomber i can pay it every day

they just see the moneyyyyyyyy they foget about the people ho made them great simple as that without us they will never see the day behind their desk doing their favorite jop i'm not talking about activision i'm talking about all the company

so ***** those developer ho want us to pay to play hope they all faillllllllllllllllllllllllll
Posted 10:03 on 20 July 2010

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Release Date: 10/11/2009
Developer: Infinity Ward
Publisher: Activision
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 260 24
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