So Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is set to receive microtransactions and you know how much EA loves them. It looks like Activision is going to be following the same model in the future Call of Duty games as well.
The personalizations that are set to hit Black Ops 2 will cost money and in a way the company could be preparing people for barrage of microtransactions.
EA has done it with Dead Space 3 and has called its detractors “vocal minority”, and has also mentioned that the future is Freemium. So why wouldn’t Activision try to get more money from gamers?
Michael Pachter also said that the company was not monetizing Call of Duty properly and compared it to World of Warcraft where players pay $180 per year.
“[Activision] trained gamers that you can buy a game and play it all year, ten hours a week, forever, and you never have to pay again,” Pachter said. “The World of Warcraft guys are paying $180 a year, and the Call of Duty guys are paying $60. So who’s got a better model?” he asked. (via Wired)
This is a clear indication that the company is trying it out with Black Ops 2 and if successful you know what will happen right? There’s a lot of money to be made from gamers especially dedicated ones who normally play shooting games.