Call Of Duty Elite Delayed On, Yes, PC

Call of Duty: Elite, the franchise's new online "platform" may not be a game, but we're still going to add it to the list of "stuff that launches on console but is delayed on PC" anyway.

Beachhead Studio head Chacko Sonny has told Activision community man Dan Amrich that not only will be service not be launching on day one, but that there's no idea yet when it will launch on PC.

"We're as committed as ever to the PC," he says, "but the need to ensure a safe PC environment is greater than ever. It's really extensive. We need more time to get there, so Elite on PC will not launch on Day 1. We're working our butts off to make it happen, but we won't release it until we know that PC gamers can enjoy Elite as it's meant to be."

"The issue here is that the PC is an insecure platform. 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."

You could complain loudly about this, but Elite is free on the PC, so it's not like you're getting proper screwed. Just slightly!

Call of Duty Elite: October 2011 update [One of Swords, via VG247]


Comments

    does anyone really give a rats about prizes.

    And beside's they already said that the only way to get stats was to use the ranked servers which happen to be P2P servers

    This means that a good player who get's host will likely blow anyone out of the water. Because that lead time coupled with the fact that the host controls the quality of the game for everyone(throttle your connection after attaining host and you can cause everyone to lag while you run around obliterating them)

    They've possibly seen what's happened with DICE allowing no holds barred ranked servers where people have been exploiting them for stats.

    "We’re as committed as ever to the PC"

    Yeah, just like you ALWAYS are, right? Giving us all those extra FEATURES, like the ability to map our keys, to change the resolution. Revolutionary support there guys.

    I don't think I've ever seen a leader board that was legit. I think they're useless.

    WTF have you seen the console leader boards? I think back in MW2 days when it first got launched, there were players that had already reached 8th prestige on the first day. If anything consoles are even worse and insecure gaming environment with piracy growing and hacking going unchecked with the lack of anti cheat on consoles.

    Do you think they actually beleive the shit they're shovelin'?

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