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Activision “misspoke,” goal has “always been to provide a PC offering for Elite”

Tuesday, 15th November 2011 16:15 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Activision has clarified comments made earlier by the official Twitter account for Call of Duty: Elite, which said the firm could not “guarantee if or when” a PC version of the service would be be released.

In a statement provided to VG247, an Activision representative said:

“We misspoke. The goal has always been to provide a PC offering for Elite. The timing for that free offering is still being determined, so stay tuned for news on that.”

The retracted tweet stated: “We are working towards a universal Elite experience but we cannot guarantee if or when a version will be available for the PC.”

The PC version of Elite was delayed originally due to Beachhead’s concerns over it being available on an “insecure platform,” according to studio boss Chacko Sonny.

“The issue here is that the PC is insecure platform,” he said at the time. “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.”

The service has also suffered issues on consoles as well, as its infrastructure crumpled under the numbers of players trying to register during the launch of Modern Warfare 3.

Beachhead said it was “working its butt off” to try to stabilize the service, but at present, connectivity is still intermittent for both PS3 and Xbox 360 users.

Premium Elite users are being handed an extra month of free service as compensation for the service’s lack of availability.

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13 Comments

  1. Quasar

    probably they realized pc players are not retards like the console ones so they cant milk properly

    #1 3 years ago
  2. DSB

    This is going to be loud.

    “If or when” isn’t really the sort of glossary you want pull out after people paid out their ass for special editions with full year subscriptions.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. John117

    Dunno how it’s in English but there is the saying, “dont sell the fur before the bear is shot.” Selling soemthing you cant make, now thats gonna hurt them in the future xP

    #3 3 years ago
  4. OrbitMonkey

    @1, I’d say not all pc gamers gamers are retards. Just a small drooling minority of which you are their Chief Bitch ;)

    On topic. Oh fucking dear Activision, am I glad I didn’t fork out for this!!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    @3 That is now my favorite phrase of the month :D

    #5 3 years ago
  6. minxamo

    Oh no, and I was so looking forward to it…

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    Hahahahahahaha!

    #7 3 years ago
  8. GrimRita

    Maybe they figured out that you cant port this to PC unlike the game itself.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. OrbitMonkey

    One thing that should be removed (if it ever gets up & running) is the rewards/prizes based on stats.

    That’s just gonna get abused no matter what the format.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. noherczeg

    So they really are the cheapest bunch of all? No fee for the service and it magically stops while being under development?

    Who would’ve thought…

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    Looks like the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing…

    #11 3 years ago
  12. endgame

    well if u’re such a douchebag that u’ve actually believed in what activision has promised then u totally deserve this. on the other hand this will not hurt their sales because we’ve seen time after time that some players like to play and pay for the same game over and over again.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. G1GAHURTZ

    Elite is FAIL.

    I’ve been checking to see if it’s working every now and then. Sometimes it is, but most of the time it isn’t.

    It’s not working now, has barely worked since launch, and I have serious doubts that it ever will.

    I have no idea what Beachhead have been doing all this time, but so far it looks like they’ve pulled an ‘emperor’s new clothes’ joke on Kotick.

    I’ve no intention of paying for this thing until it works, or there’s some decent DLC…

    #13 3 years ago

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