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Call of Duty Elite closing down tomorrow

Call of Duty Elite closing down tomorrow

Activision's Call of Duty Elite social networking service officially closes its doors for good tomorrow, replaced with a smartphone and tablet app specific to COD: Ghosts.

Activision's Call of Duty Elite social networking service officially closes its doors tomorrow, after the company launched a competing app alongside Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Originally announced back in 2011, Call of Duty Elite had something of a rocky start with the PC version of the service being delayed. At the time, Activision's Dan Amrich earned the enmity of the PC gaming population with the claim that 'the PC is an insecure platform; without a central, trusted resource for stats, a lot of our competition features become unfair.'

When the service finally did launch, it brought with it a subscription fee of £34.99 a year for which gamers could expect 20 pieces of downloadable content over a nine-month period, competitions with real-world prizes, official game leagues, various benefits for clan-based gaming, private social networking functionality, and increased storage for video sharing.

Despite a seemingly impressive list of features, and an exclusive founder's emblem for early adopters, Call of Duty Elite was not a great success. The launch of Call of Duty: Ghosts saw a companion app which duplicated much of the functionality of Call of Duty Elite, with Activision winding down its support for both Call of Duty Elite and the previous titles it supported.

'Call of Duty Elite was designed to work with prior Call of Duty games and has begun winding down support for those titles since late last year, which ends on February 28, 2014,' Activision noted in its official announcement. 'There are no plans to bring Call of Duty Elite back.'

From tomorrow, clan and clan management tools will cease to function and medals will no longer be viewable, although Activision notes that statistics will still be available in-game, as will gameplay footage which has been stored in-game or uploaded to YouTube through the Call of Duty Elite service.

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damien c 27th February 2014, 13:26 Quote
Elite only came to the PC version of Call Of Duty this year with Ghost's and even then it was pretty poor and worthless.

The app that was released alongside Ghost's, was mainly for the Clan Wars thing that is worthless because of Xbox gamers getting to claim shed loads of Clan Tags even without them being in that clan.


Maybe one day the developers will actually make the games PC friendly again.
Bede 28th February 2014, 00:40 Quote
Meh, I found CoD 4 and 6 perfectly PC friendly. Didn't play 5, 7 was utterly unplayable on my then PC though.
Sloth 28th February 2014, 00:45 Quote
I really enjoyed both MW1 and WaW (4 and 5) on PC. After playing MW2 (6) on PS3 though it became pretty apparent how much more the console crowd was eating it up.
SexyHyde 28th February 2014, 06:23 Quote
This series will just not die! My friends that play it, all say how rubbish it is now, but they buy each game "because my friends have it". Watching COD players play the game has been an enjoyable hobby of mine for a while now, it really does make me chuckle.
Phil Rhodes 1st March 2014, 15:30 Quote
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MW1 and WaW (4 and 5) on PC. After playing MW2 (6) on PS3

I'm almost pleased I have so little time to play games these days.
Sloth 3rd March 2014, 22:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by Phil Rhodes
I'm almost pleased I have so little time to play games these days.
What do you mean? The newest of those games, MW2, is going on five years old.
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