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Posted on June 01, 2011 by MikeV

After the announcement trailer of the new service, Activision and Beachhead Studios have sent out a press release give more details about Call of Duty Elite. Elite was developed by Beachhead Studios, one of the many dev studios working on COD, and is said ti enhance the games’ multiplayer experience mixed with today’s social networking to unite the 30 million plus players

"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." says Eric Hirshberg, CEO of ActivisionPublishing.

Elite is to have industry first innovations and is to set the bar for one of this year’s anticipated games, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. It will offer two way communication between the game and the service. Any choices and decisions players will make through their mobile and web interfaces will directly affect their in game experiences. Elite will be fully integrated into MW3 and will release on the same day, November 8, 2011.

Now for the good stuff; Activision has also outlined in the press release the three ways Elite will engage the community:

  • 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.

     

     

Hirshberg also says in the press release:

"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. 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 Elitewill supercharge their experience."

Call of Duty Elite will launch this November alongside MW3 and will come in both a free and premium service, with premium getting access to exclusive content and the such first. Also this Summer a public beta will be held with Black Ops so fans can give their input on the service. To sign up for the beta, go to Call of Duty Elite and follow the instructions.

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