According to wired.com Activision/Blizzard plans on updating Call of Duty every couple of weeks with new content. Take a look inside on what the article has to say.
This is according to a phone interview conducted with wired.com and Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg last week.
Quoted from Eric Hirshberg:
“The idea of giving people constant incremental playable content and making it so you’re never more than a few weeks away from the next new experience within the Call of Duty universe is part of what we’re experimenting with,” Hirshberg said.
“This franchise doesn’t really behave like most franchises,” he said. “It’s become something of a year-round activity for a large percentage of our player population.”
(Breaking up DLC)
“One of the things that was most appealing when we were researching these ideas with consumers is the idea of breaking up the DLC so that it comes more often and more regularly,” Hirshberg said. “We want to provide DLC to people more often and also experiment with more of a variety in the forms of playable content.”
(Talking about COD Elite)
“The nature of this kind of service requires constant iteration,” Hirshberg said. “There are things [in development] that consumers don’t yet know they want… because they can’t imagine it,”
Pretty much what he is eluding to in the interview are a few things:
The publisher is considering offering DLC content of just Spec-Op missions as well as Map Packs. It means we will get spoon fed tidbits of content to keep us asking for more instead of giving the community a huge dlc with a few maps in them.
They are going to be listening to the community and make sure to keep the game updated and fresh.
They are going to pay close attention to the Call of Duty: Elite service.
About Call of Duty Elite
The hybrid stats/social media add-on costs you an additional $50.00 subscription for one year. With this service you will be able to get any DLC content available as it’s released (for both xbox and ps3) instead of having to wait. Also you get a chance to win prizes by participating on the Elite only challenges. And (when they finally got it working) the ability to join up with Clans and start earning experience as a Clan. I
You can check out the full article at wired.com – I just hope that they aren’t blowing smoke up our asses. Modern Warfare 2 lack of updates or patches have left a bitter pill with a lot of the Call of Duty community. So far Infinity Ward/Activision has been doing OK at patching – let’s see if they can keep it up.