Call of Duty Game to Test Monthly Subscription

Players will have choice of paying fee for extra content
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2011 11:17 AM CDT
In this screen shot provided by Activision, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” the upcoming installment of the popular shooter series, is shown.   (AP Photo/Activision)

(Newser) – The maker of the wildly popular Call of Duty video game plans to test just how dedicated its players are. In an industry first, Activision Blizzard will launch a monthly subscription fee this fall for gamers who want extra content that does not come with the $60 game, reports the Wall Street Journal. The "elite" option will be available with the Modern Warfare 3 version of the game. Details aren't fleshed out, but the fee is expected to be less than, say, a Netflix subscription of $7.99. The series has racked up $3 billion in sales over eight years.

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