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Kotick Wants Call of Duty to be a Subscription Based MMO

Posted Jun 25, 2010 by Michael Bitton

Kotick Wants Call of Duty to be a Subscription Based MMO

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick spoke to the Wall Street Journal as part of an interview recently, where he revealed, among other things, that if he could do one thing right away at Activision it would be to make Call of Duty an "online subscription service".

"When you think about what the audience's interests are and how you could really satisfy bigger audiences with more inspired, creative opportunities, I would love to see us have an online Call of Duty world. I think our players would just have so much of a more compelling experience.

"I think our audiences are clamouring for it. If you look at what they're playing on Xbox Live today, we've had 1.7 billion hours of multiplayer play on Live. I think we could do a lot more to really satisfy the interests of the customers. I think we could create so many things, and make the game even more fun to play."

This isn't the first time we've heard rumors of a Call of Duty MMO, and with the Activision CEO basically saying he'd really like to see it happen, and that the business makes sense, it seems almost like a foregone conclusion that we'll eventually see one.  However, Call of Duty is the most popular on the XBOX 360 and it's no secret at this point that anyone trying to get an MMO on the 360 has been fraught with problems. Cryptic Studios wanted to do it with Champions Online, Funcom with  Age of Conan, and more recently, Square Enix with Final Fantasy XIV, and none of those have panned out so far.

Would you play a Call of Duty MMO? Let us know in the comments below.

via Eurogamer.

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Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined MMORPG.com as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB