Yesterday, it was reported that an Xbox user posted a video on Youtube which showed a possible membership plan for Modern Warfare. Oddly enough, Activision has stated that the video is indeed real, but shows merely a glitch in the game. Luckily, the company has confirmed that they will NOT force MW2 gamers to pay subscription fees in order to play the game’s online multiplayer, 1up reports that Activision’s Dan Amrich explained the reasoning behind the video.
“There’s a video that made the rounds today of a 360 player getting a glitchy, incomplete message that uses the phrase ‘Modern Warfare 2′ and half of the word membership.”
“This video shows just a glitch — since you can access a Live subscription renewal from within the MW2 game interface, it appears some data got jammed between two parts of Live. It’s not a secret portal to some nefarious plot to charge people for COD multiplayer — and there are no plans to do that.”
Infinity Ward has also commented on the video saying that gamers should not have to be worried about being charged extra to play MW2 online. Though MW and future Call of Duty games will not require membership fees (Treyarch has confirmed that COD: Black Ops will be free to play), this doesn’t mean other Activision games won’t be pay to play. Most recently Activision’s CEO Bobby Kotick has spoken out about extra fees for online gaming, stating that he feels they are acceptable to have. Oh, Bobby shut your mouth.