Call of Duty: Elite delayed for PC

Written by Joe Martin

November 4, 2011 | 10:57

Tags: #call-of-duty #call-of-duty-elite #elite

Companies: #activision

Activision has delayed Call of Duty: Elite for the PC, as well as announced significant changes to the way the service will operate on PC.

Elite is a new multiplayer service for Call of Duty games, expanding the players ability to track stats and analyse levels.

'The issue here is that the PC is an insecure platform,' said Activision's Dan Amrich.

'Without a central, trusted resource for stats, a lot of our competition features become unfair. We can't give away prizes when people can easily cheat their stats. Leaderboards are less fun when a lot of the users are there unfairly.'

A new release date has not been announced for Call of Duty: Elite on PC, though the console versions will continue to launch as planned in line with the release of Modern Warfare 3.

While the console versions of Elite will be subject to a subscription fee however, the service will be free on PCs according to product director Noah Heller.

'Not being able to trust stats is a big problem for our design,' he said. 'Because of this, we had to re-imagine Elite for PC. Elite for PC will be about access to your own stats, or those of your friends. Basically establishing a circle of trust. And because it will have some reduced functionality, it will be free for everyone.'

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