With rumors pointing to a Call of Duty
subscription service under consideration
at Activision Blizzard, developer Infinity Ward hopes to remove itself from the idea as much as possible. The company's community manager, Robert Bowling
, noted on the developer's forum
, "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."
The survey, allegedly sent out
by Activision, asked "how likely" players would be to purchase or subscribe to a system that provides "new in-game content like map packs and betas," and "team-management services." It appears Infinity Ward's statement doesn't overrule the rumors completely -- Bowling appears to be addressing pay-to-play multiplayer more than anything -- but it's good to see such rapid response to a concerned community.
So, what's the other Call of Duty
, up to?