The once-popular rhythm-game series will no longer get any new songs or updates.
You’ll still have to buy multiplayer map packs, but Call of Duty Elite services will become a free part of Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Eric Hirshberg, chief executive of Activision Publishing, answers GamesBeat’s questions about the changes to the Call of Duty Elite service.
Downloadable content, or DLC, has become mainstream in the gaming industry.
GameStop stores in California will now require a downloadable content (DLC) warning on pre-owned games that make use of online passes or free DLC that becomes void upon use.
Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 weren’t designed with a wide array of post-release revenue opportunities in mind, which has caused a number of video game publishers to implement slipshod measures such as online passes or subscription services. This won’t be an issue for the next generation of consoles, with analysts predicting future PlayStation and Xbox devices will provide the appropriate infrastructure for companies like Electronic Arts and Activision to double digital revenue.
Nintendo of America chief executive Reggie Fils-Aime recently confirmed that the next 3DS update, which is likely to arrive next month, will finally allow for paid downloadable content (DLC), according to an article by Develop Online.
Video game console owners are purchasing more and more downloadable content, according to a survey by market analyst firm EER.
Activision, the company behind triple-A titles like the Call of Duty franchise announced today that it has sold more than 18 million map packs for its latest game.
Activision Blizzard announced Thursday that it will publish the third map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops on Xbox Live at the end of this month.
Valve is bucking one of the largest trends in the video gaming industry — releasing additional content for games and charging extra for it — by releasing the next phase of content for its blockbuster hit Portal 2 for free for all gamers.