Treyarch: Black Ops multiplayer is free, will always be free

Friday, 10th September 2010 16:38 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia, has said the team plans on “supporting the hell” out of Call of Duty: Black Ops, and believes you don’t need Online Pass to deter used games sales.

Speaking with MCV, Lamia emphasized the multiplayer is included with the game you buy, and you don’t need a download code to play it.

“I want to take that in the other direction and bring consumers really great reasons to keep their games, rather than trade them in,” he said. “Multiplayer is critical to the success of this series. It has such tremendous staying power – there are millions of people playing Call of Duty every day.

“It’s entertaining people on a magnitude that’s mind-blowing and we work really hard to make sure it’s supported for a long time.

“The effort that goes into the multiplayer is a living thing – we have a team that continues to work on it for World At War. We’ve done that for a long time and expect to do so for this game.

“We’re going to support the hell out of Black Ops. That will be our focus post-release: making sure we keep our fans engaged, and hopefully as a result, they’ll want to keep playing our game and won’t want to trade it in.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops is out November 9 for PC, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360, Gary Oldman and Ed Harris included.



  1. DSB

    Kinda hard to sell something that everybody else is giving away for free.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    Treyarch: “Fuck you Pachter!”

    #2 4 years ago
  3. hiddendarksdopel

    Don’t act like you are being generous, Treyarch. This is a normal thing.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. spiderLAW

    I hate when any company says Free with their product….we are not getting multiplayer free. We pay $60 for a complete package. That $60 includes payment for multiplayer. They should say “Black Ops multiplayer will be available at no extra charge.”

    #4 4 years ago
  5. freedoms_stain

    Black Ops isn’t the game to introduce payment schemes, the majority of CoD players will just say “fuck it, I’ll stick with MW2″, they need to wait until MW2 runs out of steam and then bait the hook with something with MW2-like hype behind it.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Moonwalker1982

    I would quit with COD games if they would ever charge for it, its that simple. I simply don’t care enough anymore about the games to also pay for playing online, not to mention it would be outrageous. Especially if you look at how cheat ridden MW2 used to be, and still can be.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Killerbee

    Free… Apart, presumably, from the over-priced map packs and any othe DLC they come up with.

    Okay I know BFBC2′s VIP map packs were disappointing but I actually prefer the Online Pass idea as an incentive to buy new if the DLC is free.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. endgame

    these guys r complete and utter ******s if they actually think they have the final word on that. because they do not, Bobby does. he owns your sorry ***es u sorry excuses for game devs.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Dragon

    Is ‘CoD4 multiplayer’ free? How about MW2?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Samuel

    Let’s all bookmark this article so we can laugh when in a few months they announce that Black Ops multiplayer will be a subscription service.

    Just kidding. Everyone knows that won’t happen.

    Until MW3 comes out.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. DarkElfa

    @DSB, tell that to the hookers.

    #11 4 years ago

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