Activision hopes “Call of Duty” enthusiasts will answer the bell yet again for an upcoming monthly subscription program. “Call of Duty: Elite,” a regular subscription program, is currently preparing for testing the game and is accepting summer individuals. By the end of 2011, Activision might offer “CoD: Elite” to gamers for $7.99 or less per month.
The ‘CoD: Elite’ moneymaker great for Activision
Massively multi-player online role-playing games, or MMORPGs, for instance “World of Warcraft,” have been very popular. It just makes sense for Activision to get in on the money by doing a model for the online multi-player FPS which is a very popular game on the console and PC. Activision’s VP of Digital Business, Jamie Berger, explains that the “Call of Duty” universe will lock in players just like most modern video games.
“In an always-on world, the competition for our players’ time has exploded,” he told Wired. “Online interactivity and community is critical for us to face that world. It’s what sets apart games with growing audiences from really great games struggling to find an audience.”
The belief that ‘Black Ops’ will go ‘Elite’ makes Americans happy
”Call of Duty: Black Ops” will be showcased in “Call of Duty: Elite.” Black Ops was the best-selling game in United States history in February, NPD research confirms. There are over 30 million individuals that spend over 170 hours each year playing “Call of Duty” games.
Activision points out that “Elite” won’t cost supporters $60. “Call of Duty” enthusiasts won’t have to make a trip to the store. Players are able to continue the “call of Duty” saga online in many chapters with “Call of Duty: Elite” which is not really a game at all. Analyst Bill Harris at the blog Dubious Quality explained that the game should get FPS online multi-player supporters interested while being Activision’s “Holy Grail” they need.
How ‘Call of Duty: Elite’ works
GamePro explained that “CoD: Elite” will be awesome. More than player-versus-player battle will occur. The “Elite” game will have several categories. They will break down like this:
Career: Where total analysis of your play style and weapon choices occurs, as well as intensive play map details. If you think you’re an FPS pro but haven’t seen what ‘Elite’ can do, reconsider your professional status.
Connect: ”Call of Duty” followers can socialize here. Go crazy with it in chats and groups.
Compete: Matchmaking on FPS is really great. It is just like eHarmony style. Expect a fight. Firepower will be strong.
Improve: Get tips for “Call of Duty” here.
Call of Duty: Elite
‘Call of Duty: Elite’ Legend of Karl trailer (Note: Contains video game violence)