News May 31, 2011
Elite is Real!
Written By: Kenneth Seward Jr
Activision has come out and stated that COD Elite is…not a rumor! It seems as if everyone is getting in on the social bandwagon. Check this out:
“The average Call of Duty player spends 58 minutes per day playing multiplayer. That is more than the average Facebook user spends per day on Facebook. And yet, right now, there are very few tools to unite and super charge that social community,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Whether it’s allowing you to connect with your friends, or people of a similar skill level, people who live in your city, people who share your favourite passions, join competitive clans or social groups, or upload, view and comment on the incredible mass of player-generated content, or watch and comment on exclusive created content, Call of Duty Elite will give people more ways to connect with fellow players than ever before.Elite will also allow players of every level to improve their game with an intuitive suite of tools, and compete in tournaments for both real and virtual prizes.” - Press
Elite will offer two-way communication between the service and Modern Warfare 3. Choices made within the service will affect player’s in-game experience. Gamers will be able to use the service via mobile, web browsers, and of course gaming consoles. Many of the features will be free, while a premium membership will grant you exclusive content. So far no word on what is included in each package. Elite should launch with MW3. Before that happens, Activision is going to hold a public beta to test the waters. This should be interesting to say the least!