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Activision: No, You Don't Need Two CoD Elite Subscriptions

Gee, people are always willing to believe the worst about Activision, aren't they?

During an investor call last month, the company mentioned "Call of Duty Elite 2.0," which instantaneously kicked off angry reactions: "Does this mean we have to pay for another subscription for this year's new Call of Duty?" "Do we have to pay for more services added to Elite?"

Oh, calm down. Let's not lose our heads. According to community boss Dan Amrich as posted at Activision's One Of Swords blog, the "2.0" does not mean it'll be a new subscription attached to this year's CoD (which everyone assumes is Black Ops 2, although it hasn't been officially announced).

"This shareholder tease led some people to assume that they would have to buy two subscriptions to Elite - the one you have now and a new one for the forthcoming game. Nope. This is more about upgrading and revising the service that currently exists. They always promised Elite would evolve, but now they clearly have some specific upgrades in mind timed to the next game. It helps to remember that Elite is a service, not a boxed product."

He went on to compare Elite to Xbox Live. You pay an annual subscription but when Microsoft added some new features like video programming and an updated dashboard interface, you weren't asked to sign up for a second XBL subscription. That'd just be silly...and really mean. So in this case, as Amrich says, "same thing here."

"'Elite 2.0' is just a short, software way of saying 'significant improvements are in the works.'"

You feel better now, yes?

Tags: call of duty elite, cod elite, black ops 2, activision

3/25/2012 8:52:26 PM John Shepard

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Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 9:57:04 PM

Sort of an odd assumption to make. Though I think people's trust is shaken this generation as too many developers are nickle and diming us.

>.> Crapcom & EA.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 10:40:46 PM

Agree with Jawknee, when we say "Such and such 2.0" it just means the same thing but better.

Though I don't think the average CoD gamer is as informed of things we think are obvious as one would hope.

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Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 1:41:16 AM

Lets hope this one works better than the last one as some of my mates are still having problems with it and they are paid up full members so glad i never paid for it.

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Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 2:52:42 AM

XBLA is a poor example, they did just increase the subscription fee because of those formentioned features.
question is though do people really need it?
it will be interesting to see how many people resubscribe once their subs expired, because theres allot of games out there offering similar services for free!
i just dont think people see the value in it.

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Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 8:26:10 AM

That Elite thing was a good idea , too bad they choose to try this with the worst cod out there .

Cod4 6-7 days of playtime , mw 2 5 days, black ops 5 days , mw 3 30 hours ???

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Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 2:29:12 PM

Is this a symptom of Apple ? I.e. Iphone 3 & 4 or Ipads 1,2 & 3.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 8:55:56 PM

this probably says more about the typical CoD gamer than of activision...

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 2:57:37 PM

CoD Elite 2.0 : 'You pay more, we don't change the engine'

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