Last night the first details of the new Call of Duty Elite service was revealed and today Activision released the official word on what to expect.
While we know this is going to be a premium service for CoD players, details are still a little sketchy on what to expect. However, on the back of the info released last night, there are a few bits and pieces that came in on the official PR today from Activision.
Beachhead studios who are behind the new service are obviously taking the idea of the online Call of Duty community as far as possible making it what they call ‘a true social network’.
The service will include a skill based matchmaking system, players can compete against friends, players of similar skill levels and players with similar interests, join groups, join clans, and play in organised tournaments. It is being touted as an ‘always on’ service, in other words, you’ll be able to interact with it not only in the game but also through other methods such as the web.
Another area they are keen to point out is organised tournaments, competitions and events for the community where in-game prizes and ‘real-world’ prizes will be up for grabs depending on skill brackets.
The stat tracking system they say will be like having your own ‘personal online coach’ and it’s a little vague at the moment simply stating there will be ‘tools and information’ provided so players can ‘learn and up their game’.
Reading between the lines, because the press info is pretty vague, most features look like they will be available for free and the extra Elite subscription is going to cover the cost of any DLC pricing making it cheaper by taking out an Elite subscription.
Watch this space; E3 should bring further information on the new service.

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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