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Call of Duty Elite Officially Detailed

Call of Duty Elite Officially Detailed

Activision Publishing today announced the new online service Call of Duty Elite. The service will be fully integrated into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and will launch alongside the game on November 8, 2011. Details and assets are below.


London, UK – 31st May, 2011 – The world’s most passionate online gaming community can now connect, compete and improve their Call of Duty® multiplayer experience through Activision’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) innovative new online service, Call of Duty Elite.

Developed from the ground up by Activision’s new Beachhead studio, Call of Duty Elite offers cutting-edge features that significantly enhance the franchises’ multiplayer experience and deliver a new level of social engagement that will unite more than 30 million players worldwide. Additionally, the service will offer exclusive, high-production value, original entertainment programming designed exclusively for the Call of Duty community.

“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.”

Call of Duty Elite will include several industry-first innovations, and is a key differentiator for this year’s most anticipated game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Elite will offer two-way communication between the service and the game, so that the choices and decisions that players make in Elite through the mobile and web interfaces will affect their in-game experience. The service will be fully integrated into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and will launch alongside the game on 8th November, 2011 .

Call of Duty Elite’s features and services engage the community in three key ways:

- Connect : Call of Duty Elite gives players unprecedented control over their multiplayer experience, transforming it into a true social network. Players can compete against friends, players of similar skill levels and players with similar interests, join groups, join clans, and play in organised tournaments. They can also track the performance, progress and activity of their entire network, both in the game itself, as well as through mobile and web interfaces. Elite will be an "always on" way for players to connect with the Call of Duty community.

- Compete: Call of Duty Elite establishes the most exciting, competitive environment in a multiplayer game. Players will have available a constant stream of events and competitions, tiered to group them with those with similar abilities . Both in-game and real-world prizes will be rewarded to all skill levels.

- Improve: Call of Duty Elite is like having a personal online coach. It provides players with a dynamic strategy guide that tracks their statistics and performances down to the most minute details. It can show gamers how they stack up against their friends or others in the community. Tools and information are provided so players can learn and up their game.

Carrying forward to future Call of Duty games, Elite will chronicle a player’s gameplay history in a cohesive career record, keeping track of every kill, every game and progress.

“Call of Duty Elite has been tailored for Call of Duty’s diverse base of players – hardcore gamers, casual weekend warriors and even beginners,” added Hirshberg. “Over 7 million gamers play Call of Duty online each day logging hundreds of hours of multiplayer per player per year. Of course, the out of the box Call of Duty multiplayer experience that gamers have come to love and expect will continue as is. However, for those players looking for more, Call of Duty Elite will supercharge their experience.”

Many key features of Call of Duty Elite will be available to Call of Duty players free of charge. Additionally, for players who want to up their game, Call of Duty Elite will offer a premium membership with a wide range of state-of-the-art services, exclusive entertainment programming and all-inclusive game content for less than the cost of any comparable online entertainment service currently in the market.

The service will be accessible on a number of platforms - via web browsers, mobile devices, through game consoles and within the game interface itself - so that players can connect with Call of Duty Elite whenever and wherever they want.

Call of Duty Elite will launch this autumn with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. However, to test the scale of the service, Activision will hold a public beta this summer for Elite with Call of Duty®: Black Ops. For more information, go to www.callofduty.com.

ELITE Trailer

All comments

Commented on 2011-06-01 15:00:45
People who are willing to pay for this? I'm not paying for anything like that.
Commented on 2011-06-01 15:24:22
Obviously going to get, unnecessarily, run over by the "hate cod" bandwagon. But I am defiantly interested to see the features in more detail.
Commented on 2011-06-01 15:28:12 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
People who are willing to pay for this? I'm not paying for anything like that.
Understand that alot of this is free. Premium membership will most likely add access to leader-boards/tournaments, more storage/uploads, render time, as well as all the DLC.
Commented on 2011-06-01 15:29:38
Especially since they haven't even announced what the subscription tier means or what it costs. A lot of these features are free. People are just freaking out because it's fun to freak out. I pretty much hate everything post-Call of Duty 4, but people are being ridiculous. I don't even think most people remember why they don't like MW2+, they just jumped on the bandwagon.
Posted by b0vril
Understand that alot of this is free. Premium membership will most likely add access to leader-boards/tournaments, more storage/uploads, render time, as well as all the DLC.
I highly doubt that the DLC will be included in the fee. I think some of the complaints are pretty valid. Activision made a billion dollars on Black Ops alone. This entire feature set could have easily been included in the package that's going to earn them that next billion.. but still.. there is absolutely a lot of misinformation and confusion surrounding Elite.
Commented on 2011-06-01 15:40:06
Only really interested in the SP and the other offline modes (maybe specops for a while) so this is clearly not for me but if players are going to spend half their lives on the MP side I guess it might be worth it to them.

It's really a feature for those who are still playing the MP now, after all this time has elapsed.
Commented on 2011-06-01 16:06:10
Not really a fan of cod games but in all honesty the mp for black ops was alright, pretty fun etc on pc doesn't deserve the acclaim it gets and is being milked to hell and back and I definitely won't be paying for extra services on cod. But in the end at least we have BF3 out this year that game is going to be killer on all levels =).
Commented on 2011-06-01 16:06:32
good, COD addicts can keep the actual MP free for us all by paying for this

is there an english trailer?
Commented on 2011-06-01 17:48:25
SWCC?
Commented on 2011-06-01 19:32:20 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
I highly doubt that the DLC will be included in the fee. I think some of the complaints are pretty valid. Activision made a billion dollars on Black Ops alone. This entire feature set could have easily been included in the package that's going to earn them that next billion.. but still.. there is absolutely a lot of misinformation and confusion surrounding Elite.
According to the previews I've read the DLC will be part of the subscription. So you'll get, say, a map every month, before it's released as a pack outside of the premium subscription. Check out the preview on Joystick.

Certainly I think it's been very poorly introduced; no wonder so many people are confused. It's pretty ridiculous that they decided to start it up with no price point confirmed.

I don't know... either they are very stupid or they are very clever.
Commented on 2011-06-01 20:12:55
Ah, so you do pay to get legacy style support. Sweet. ;)
Commented on 2011-06-01 21:11:51
good
Commented on 2011-06-03 02:17:18
Yes, thank the gods, yes FINALLY lets see the CoD faithfull put their money in their ...erm mouth yeah and buy this and prove to the entire industry the reality of the future of gaming thanks to a bunch of bastard lowlife hackers who cheat and hack and steal and have no skills.

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