Call of Duty is a massive franchise with many games under their banner. Activision has a trend of releasing a new version every few years, with the current one being Modern Warfare 3. The release of the game, has created quite a buzz, with some sources reporting that it could be one of the cheapest. However, according to recent reports, players are not that lucky.
Activision Blizzard has built a troubling reputation in the gaming industry in the last couple of years. Many fans have accused them of enabling microtransactions, along with making overpriced cosmetics in their games. So it came as a surprise when some sources reported that the game might be released for only $36 USD.
Modern Warfare 3: Premium Release Means No Price Drop
A few days prior, numerous leaks were abuzz with the news of the latest in the franchise being under $40 USD. If you are familiar with the current prices, you might recognize that this is very cheap compared to other releases. COD is possibly one of the most popular games in the world, so this news brought both shock and joy to the community.
However, in a turn of events, it has been revealed that the earlier speculations were completely false. CharlieIntel on Twitter revealed that since the game is a premium release, it will be priced at $70. According to them, getting in touch with an Activision spokesperson resulted in the following reveal,
“As stated in numerous Activision Blizzard quarterly conference calls, Modern Warfare III is a premium release. It will be price accordingly at $70 USD”.
This news has made the fan base quite upset, with several people calling it mediocre material for a high price. Some even speculate about the content that will be presented in this new update.
A growing sense of distaste for the same formula has been growing in the COD community. The release of Modern Warfare 3 doesn’t seem like it will bring anything new to the genre, and thus fans are naturally upset about the price. The rumors about the reduced price tag were unfortunate, and now the hype around the game has been potentially ruined. However, only the official release will reveal the real opinions of gamers around the world.