Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has quashed rumours suggesting the games company was readying a paid-for subscription plan to charged users of its online multiplayer Call of Duty games.
Speaking out against the rumours which had Call of Duty fans across the globe in fear of the currently free to use online multiplayer offerings which are one of the main draws to many games, Hirshberg stated: “Are we going to be charging for multiplayer? The answer is no.”
“The experience you have out of the box, connecting with the online community to play Call of Duty is absolutely integral to the experience and we’ll never charge for that. It’s not going to be something we’ll attempt to monetise; it’s part of the package.”
With more than one million gamers reportedly competing online by 1am on the launch day of Call of Duty: Black Ops, this confirmation will no doubt appease gamers globally. However, many PS3 owning Black Ops gamers are currently petitioning Activision for a full refund for what they consider an ‘inferior’ game offering to Xbox users.