Will you pay extra to play Black Ops online? What if Halo and Medal of Honor were charging as well?

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Black Ops

It’s the next big evil that we all know is coming and are still refusing to admit, in the next few years it is pretty much guaranteed that Activision will begin charging for online play in Call of Duty but the big question is whether we will pay or not.

Personally I completely understand why they want to charge for multiplayer gaming but at the same time if Black Ops is released requiring a monthly subscription fee I seriously doubt I would pick up a copy. Not with Medal of Honor being released and looking just as awesome.

However according to an article on MCV today EA are also considering a subscription model for it’s online play as are Microsoft with Halo. The worst of the lot would be Microsoft who are already charging for Xbox Live which would mean we would have to pay 3 times to get our game on in Halo Reach. Once for the title, once to Xbox Live and once for the multiplayer component.

I do think we as gamers need to fight back against this by refusing to pay and rather moving our online gaming to other available titles such as Transformers 2, Kane & Lynch 2 or even the older titles like MW2 and Halo 3.

However gamers have already proven that we’ll pay anything to get our fix so I don’t hold out much hope.

Last Updated: August 11, 2010

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

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