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Call Of Duty Looking To "Subscription-Based" Future, Job Listing Hints

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Call Of Duty Looking To "Subscription-Based" Future, Job Listing Hints

You know what I’m sure we can all agree we need more of? Subscription services within the games we’ve already paid for. I love spending real money on virtual items and perks that really ought to have been attainable from the start! What do you mean no one wants this?

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Regardless of what fans actually think, it seems that for some games companies, if there’s any extra cash to rake in, rake in they shall. And what better way to do so than with a monthly subscription service? According to an Activision job listing, it seems that the Call of Duty series could be moving that way itself, which I’m sure everyone will be delighted about.

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The job listing in question (which has since been removed from the Activision website) was spotted by @CharlieIntel over on Twitter. “2022 is a stellar opportunity for Call of Duty (CoD), with an extraordinary line up of innovations in curated player experiences, multi-platform game play, subscription-based content, mobile game development, and a move to always on community and player connectivity,” it reads. “We call this ‘CoD 2.0’.”

Although the “subscription-based content” is just one part of the supposed “extraordinary line up of innovations”, clearly there are big changes on the way for the franchise if they’re referring to it as CoD 2.0 - it kind of suggests a reboot of the series as we know it. That said, it could always be a separate thing running alongside the major releases - it might be more to do with Call of Duty Mobile or Warzone.

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Regardless, if this is true in any capacity, it’s almost certainly not going to go down too well. Last week, Rockstar announced GTA+, which is a subscription service for GTA Online. For $5.99 a month, subscribers can get access to triple rewards on some missions, waived car meet fees, the ability to upgrade items free of charge, and perhaps most notably, $500,000 of in-game currency. Needless to say, fans are far from thrilled, and have been dishing out their fair share of backlash online. Despite that, the service launched today, so we’ll have to wait and see how many people do end up buying into it - I’m sure the CoD team will be observing carefully from a safe distance. 

Featured Image Credit: Activision

Topics: Call Of Duty, Activision

Catherine Lewis
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