Activision has finally unveiled some details on its upcoming Elite service for Call of Duty, revealing on its official site
exactly what users will be able to access for free.
The publisher has yet to announce further details for the service, which will launch alongside Modern Warfare 3 later this year, and it's not yet clear how much the subscription will cost for premium services.
Here's what you can expect for free, however...
- Access Elite through the web as well as Elite's free custom iOS and Android applications for smartphones and tablets
- Communicate any way you want across mobile, console and the web with your friends
- Track and share thousands of stats with friends - k/d ratios, score-per-minute, win % and loads more, all represented in easy to understand charts and infographics
- Create your own custom leaderboards to track friendly rivalries - who is moving up and down in your group of friends?
- Analyze advanced heat maps detailing your match-by-match performance - where you killed or got killed, when it happened, and more
- Analyze your weapons performance - which weapons you are best with in which situations
- Upload and share videos of your greatest moments through our exclusive theater mode with the touch of a button
- After you analyze your performance to your heart's content - Customize your loadout - search through all the weapons, attachments and perks, and push them directly into the game menu from the web or your mobile device with the touch of a button
- Join dozens of groups and find other players with common interests to play with and compete against - find people who make the game the most fun for you - TDM, Lakers' fans, Weekend Warriors
- Create a Clan with players who share your interests and taste for competition
- Bring your Facebook friends right into the game, easily taking your existing network into the Call of Duty experience.
- Seamlessly be placed into Groups with those who share your affinities and interests based on your Facebook profile.
- Start tracking your Call of Duty career — everything you wanted to know about your performance across the franchise starting with Black Ops
Some of these features admittedly would appear to be part of existing services, such as being able to share videos through Theater Mode, while others offer more appreciable benefits.
A public beta has been announced for July 14th this year, by invite only.
Bit-Gamer columnist Richard Cobbett recently argued in favour of Call of Duty Elite's games-as-a-service model in his Critical Hit column
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