|Subject: Call of Duty:Elite - Become a beta tester Wed 01 Jun 2011, 05:55|| |
Activision is set to launch a new social gaming platform for fans of its multi-million selling Call of Duty titles. The long-expected service, named Call of Duty Elite, will feature detailed multiplayer gaming statistics, community elements and user-generated content sharing.
Downloadable map packs and other similar offerings for all subsequent Call of Duty game releases will be included in the monthly subscription fee. Some elements of Elite will be free to all Call of Duty gamers, but Activision is yet announce the specific details. Rumours have it that subscription will be £40 per year, but considering three map packs are released each year at a cost of £34.47 for UK users, the subscription fee has to be worth it.
A public beta will begin in the summer, with a launch following in autumn. The developer of Elite, Beachhead Studios, will manage the running of the service, and will apparently seek to evolve it on a continuing basis. Vitally, basic multiplayer gaming will remain free of charge, despite fears that Activision would seek to monetise online play.
The service is split into four separate sections: Career, Connect, Compete and Improve. Career is essentially an extended version of Black Ops' Combat Record section, providing a wealth of statistics on the player's Call of Duty multiplayer career – including summaries of experience points (XP) and kill-to-death ratios, recent matches and personal bests, as well as a personal leaderboard tracker, weapons performance figures and a theatre section to store your in-game videos and screenshots (as well as watching the most highly-viewed and/or highly rated content from the rest of the CoD community). Naturally, users are able to compare their career stats with those of their friends, and to actively track and monitor the stats of key rivals.
You can register HERE
to become a beta tester.