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

By Stephany Nunneley
15 November 2011 16:15 GMT

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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