Earlier this year, Activision announced a new service for its popular first-person shooter franchise. Titled Call of Duty Elite, the site will essentially be the Bungie.net of Call of Duty, allowing users to track their in-game stats, catch up on community news, and more. The service will also have bonus features that only paid subscribers can access, such as included and early DLC, and participation in tournaments with real-life rewards. Activision previously stated that the service would launch for all versions of Modern Warfare 3 when it hits on November 8th, but has now revealed that one Elite-capable platform is being held back temporarily.
Speaking with Activision social media manager Dan Amrich, Beachhead Studio lead Chacko Sonny revealed that integration with the PC edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be delayed for an undetermined amount of time. According to Sonny, the delay is due to the fact that PC stats can’t always be trusted: hackers mod the game and edit their stats, making some players on the platform not trustworthy. Because of this, the PC version of Elite will have reduced functionality, with players limited to seeing stats for only themselves and their friends. Activision will make Elite access free for PC gamers, but will require users to buy DLC separately as they have in the past.
While the delay may be unfortunate for some, it only indicates that Beachhead is hard at work on making sure that players won’t be disappointed when the service finally arrives. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is being developed by Infinity Ward Sledgehammer Games, and Raven Software, and will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on November 8th. Separate editions for the Wii (Ported by Call of Duty: Black Ops developer Treyarch) and Nintendo DS (Developed by handheld Call of Duty studio n-Space) will be released on the same day. Call of Duty Elite will also be released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on launch day.
Source: One of Swords