Since its launch, the Call of Duty: Elite subscription package has been both loved and loathed by fans. It makes sense for those of us who buy every new map pack and piece of DLC, but is it a worrying trend towards ‘pay per play’ giving some players an unfair advantage in games simply because they have spent more money on it?
Whatever your feelings though, the service has been a success for the Call of Duty franchise, and has predictably gotten other publishers thinking of similar offerings. EA is the first company to make these feelings clear, in an interview with Venture Beat. They spoke to Patrick Soderlund, the head of the company, who said in response to a direct question about a subscription service coming to the Battlefield franchise, “I think it’s fair to say that we’re looking at that. Like all other companies, we’re looking at how we can maximize our investment in this and get the most out of our investment and get more people playing this product. That may take us to different places, but we’re not really talking about where that is yet.”
Reading through the corporate-speak, that roughly translates as “Probably, but not just yet.” So would you guys pay a monthly fee for access to DLC and extras in Battlefield?
[source link=”http://venturebeat.com/2012/03/13/eas-patrick-soderlund-medal-of-honor-battlefield-close-quarters/”]Venture Beat[/source]