For quite some time now, Activision execs have been hinting
at the idea of MMO monetization being implemented in games other than Blizzard's behemoth World of Warcraft
. Speaking at the BMO Capital Markets Conference this past week, another Activision exec – CFO Thomas Tippl – was tasked with the question of whether or not WoW
's "successful online business model" (read: monthly subscription fees) would end up in other Activision properties.
"It's definitely an aspiration that we see potential in, particularly as we look at different business models to monetize the online gameplay," Tippl says, according to an IGN report
. "I think it's been mutually beneficial, and you should expect us to test and ultimately launch additional online monetization models of some of some of our biggest franchises like Call of Duty
." He also notes that "there is demand from the core gamers to pay up for that," which likely means that many of you who got Activision's survey
back in June supported this.
Shame on you