I apologize for the cheap attention grabbing headline, as this is a bit of a non story but it is worth keeping track of where rumours come from.
Michael Pachter, the analyst who predicted that Activision would start to charge to play multi-player in the Call of Duty franchise has now changed his mind(I’m sure being proved wrong multiple times has nothing to do with his change of heart) Pachter is now saying that Activision will not charge for multi-player as long as they can maintain sales of 20Million units every year. Which is a good way of saying he was wrong without actually saying it.
The best part of this is still to come, not only is Pacther claiming that Activision won’t charge for multi-player but that Beachhead may offer free premium content in order to further establish the brand as the market leader.
Please forgive me if I take this latest prediction with a grain of salt but I doubt that anything like this will happen.