Call Of Duty Elite Online Community Network Is Coming
Activision have announced a new Online Gaming Community service labeled Call of Duty Elite.
Scheduled to launch alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on November 8th 2011, Call of Duty Elite will connect 30 million Call of Duty players providing an innovative way to connect, compete and improve their skills with fellow CoD gamers.
Developed by Activision Beachhead Studio, Call of Duty Elite has been completely built from the ground up with cutting-edge features to enhance the multi-player experience. The service will also offer exclusive ‘high-production value, original entertainment programming’ catered 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,”.
“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 favorite 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.”
Not to skim on the service, Call of Duty Elite will incorporate some never before seen innovations in the gaming industry with Activision aiming to raise the bar for the multiplayer gaming experience.
Call Of Duty Elite will allow for two-way communication both on the service and in-game so choices made in Elite will have an impact on their in-game experience. The Elite service will be fully integrated into Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 giving fans of the series even more to look forward to.
Call of Duty Elite’s features and services has three key targets for engaging players:
- 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 organized 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.
“Call of Duty Elite has been tailored for Call of Duty’s diverse base of players — hardcore gamers, casual weekend warriors and even beginners — and additional features will be revealed when we premiere Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer later this summer,” 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.”
So down to the nitty gritty part, how much will this feature cost you? According to Activision, many of the key features of Call of Duty Elite will be free of charge. For those that want the complete Elite experience, a premium membership with a “wide range of state-of-the-art services, exclusive entertainment programming and all-inclusive game content” will be available at a cost less than some other online entertainment services currently on the market.
Call Of Duty Elite will be available on multiple platforms that include web browsers, mobile devices, game consoles, game interface (in-game) so players can stay connected no matter where they are.
To make sure all the bugs and flaws are ironed out of this huge multi-player project, Activision will be opening up a public test beta in the Summer. To gain access, check the Official Call of Duty website here for up-to-date announcements.
A trailer for Call of Duty: Elite has been launched. Check it out below in 720p HD: