Written by Craig Will (puffkix) Sunday, 01 April 2012 10:00
Cashing in on the surprising success of Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, Activision has announced their plan to roll out physical media to enhance the experience of all titles in their stable.
The next Call of Duty will be rolled out very similarly to the recent Spyro title, with the core game being packaged with a few different “collectable” figures. But what will these figures do for CoD players? “Each figure represents a class. No longer will players be burdened with trying to balance all their classes on one screen – instead each class is stored inside this physical object that will also store the progress made towards the next level up for that class,” says Activision spokesperson Fae K. Pearson.
The core set will sell for $80 out of the gate with each “expansion” character class costing $10 or $25 for a set of three.
“We really feel that this is something that players will respond well to,” Pearson continues, “and we are currently reviewing if it’s a good fit for our other franchises.” Maybe if this goes over well they'll start selling individual guns next time...
Basically, Activision is removing current functionality of their best selling franchise and selling it back in collectible statues. Smells like a money grab to me.