After Rocky Start, Call Of Duty Elite Is Almost Ready
Technically, it launched alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. But as most fans know, it wasn't fully operational at the time.
Now, Activision says their subscription service, Call of Duty Elite, will be completely functional by December 1. That's good news for the millions who want to access all services in question.
Despite a long beta test, Beachhead Studios just couldn't handle the sudden influx of registrations that came flooding their way when MW3 launched. At first, they said less than 10% of registered users actually had access to the full Elite package. As Activision VP of production Daniel Suarez told G4TV:
"It was our fault that the service wasn't up and running the day [fans] put in their token or the day they bought it. They kind of have to bear with us while we bring this all back up, but for us it's literally 'Give us those couple weeks, we're giving those to you for free and come December 1 the goal is that we'll have everything up and running.'"
Elite also suffered various errors on both console and PC and unfortunately for the hardcore CoD followers, the Double XP and Founders entitlements weren't working. But Beachhead has been working hard to fix everything and hopefully, as of the first of December, Elite will be 100% ready.
11/19/2011 10:06:14 AM Ben Dutka