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Call of Duty Elite for PC Indefinitely Delayed?

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An entry spotted on the official Call of Duty: Elite Twitter page has caused some concern for PC gamers, as Activision indicated that the online multiplayer service for Modern Warfare 3 may or may not actually become available for the PC after all.

"We are working towards a universal Elite experience but we cannot guarantee if or when a version will be available for the PC," the Twitter post reads.

Later Activision backtracked and updated the Elite Twitter page with another entry, stating that it misspoke in its earlier tweet. "Our goal has always been to provide a free PC offering for Elite. Stay tuned for an update as timing is still being determined."

Following in the footsteps of Battle.net and Bungie.net, Activision's Call of Duty: Elite is an online service created by Beachhead Studios for Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3 that offers both free and subscription-based services. Elite provides lifetime statistics across both (and future) games, social-networking options, and for Premium subscribers, downloadable content, virtual and physical prizes, Elite TV and more.

But Activision's new Call of Duty network has suffered technical issues ever since the launch of Modern Warfare 3. According to the company, a "greater than expected demand" has impaired the service since the game hit store shelves.

"We are still working very hard to increase the number of users who can access the service simultaneously, and over the next few days, we will be working to increase the functionality of groups and clans in the Connect section," Activision said on Monday. "We've made good progress, but we realize there's still hard work to be done so that every player can access Call of Duty Elite whenever they want."

Sounds like Activision is putting console support first. Surprised?

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    keyanf , November 17, 2011 5:10 AM
    And nothing of value was lost.
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    alhanelem , November 17, 2011 5:13 AM
    good news, COD was kept away from PCs for a bit longer
    REJOICE!
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    erelyes , November 17, 2011 5:31 AM
    What, they still make COD titles for PC?
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  • 27 Hide
    keyanf , November 17, 2011 5:10 AM
    And nothing of value was lost.
  • 22 Hide
    alhanelem , November 17, 2011 5:13 AM
    good news, COD was kept away from PCs for a bit longer
    REJOICE!
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    Pyree , November 17, 2011 5:19 AM
    I thought they retract that comment:

    http://www.videogamer.com/pc/cod_mw3/news/activisions_goal_is_to_provide_elite_to_pc_gamers.html
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    Pyree , November 17, 2011 5:20 AM
    Here's the twitter of the retract statement:

    https://twitter.com/#!/CallOfDutyElite/status/136530985159364608
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    Pyree , November 17, 2011 5:21 AM
    Just to add some more link and info for this article :) 
  • 9 Hide
    Parsian , November 17, 2011 5:26 AM
    Good ! dont ever bring to PC please. COD12,4 = true COD
  • 14 Hide
    erelyes , November 17, 2011 5:31 AM
    What, they still make COD titles for PC?
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    gadiantian , November 17, 2011 5:36 AM
    I've tried to get on the elite servers many, many times throughout the day on xbox. I haven't been successful yet. They have huge overpopulation problems if that's what it really is.
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    neiroatopelcc , November 17, 2011 5:38 AM
    of all the cod games, only cod4 was something I enjoyed playing to a sufficient degree to actually buy it. And only because of pezbots and lan being a great combo.
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    siege_templar , November 17, 2011 5:54 AM
    as bad as this all is, at the end of the day it is cod, no ones on blops or mw2 for a decent game and i need that fast pace fps i have came to love, still getting it.
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    Haserath , November 17, 2011 5:59 AM
    Quote:
    Call of Duty Elite for PC Indefinitely Delayed?

    Call of Duty-Elite? Definitely not. :p 
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    spiralsun1 , November 17, 2011 6:25 AM
    Kiddie consoles and no-brainer commercialism are ruining real PC gaming... Console companies are strong-arming software developers into only releasing on their generic platforms now that they have massive selling power. Sells consoles... makes problem worse. They don't care about hard-core true gamers on PC's -- they want cookie-cutters, and easy money harvest from peer-pressure prone and not necessarily intelligent youngsters who then grow up only knowing the inscrutible BOX -- never knowing the joys of a hot-rod, personalized gaming rig with mind-blowing performance and latest graphics.. Neo did not use a console in the Matrix -- no real computer person does. But then 80% of the people polled think their IQ is above average....!? and many of the lower 70% of those only know consoles. In commerce, as well as in democracy, the lowest common denominator ends up making the decisions by default.
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    Lmeow , November 17, 2011 7:06 AM
    I've played MW2 and Black Ops (on PC) and for the most part they are quite fun. But, because of COD, or more because of COD's success, that every FPS that comes out these days seems overly generic and too COD-like, or at the least, with COD's mechanics.

    I felt this ruined my favourite FPS series, F.E.A.R. The first game was amazing, second one seemed a bit dumbed down for consoles, but still retained most of the first game's mechanics which made it interesting. Then came F.3.A.R. Oh boy. No joke, the campaign felt as if I was playing a COD in a literally just darker setting.

    That's just one example. Consoles are the other reason why so many games these days seem so limited, not just in graphics, but gameplay too.

    Sad to think that COD was at first a true PC game, then slowly as focus turned to consoles, PC no longer seemed relevant concerning game development (I know PC games sell pretty well, thanks to Steam), sadly as it seems with Elite in a sense (even though MW3 PC players were promised amazing after-sales service and game support), that we'll only get console ports with less support.
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    airborne11b , November 17, 2011 7:28 AM
    I'm too busy playing BF3 (A real PC game) to care about console crap products lol.
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    RabidFace , November 17, 2011 7:36 AM
    @spiralsun1

    Did you really just use a Matrix reference for talking about real life? And what does IQ have do do with what gaming platform you play on? I mean, really?

    I mainly have a PC gaming background since the early 90s and where my heart is, but have owned most consoles since the NES, but always went back to my PC. But you can't ignore the impact consoles have had on gaming as a whole. Also just think about all the game IPs that have only been on consoles, or got there start there. Most of my gaming for the past 5 years has been on my PS3 I bought five years ago. Would I love to have a gaming rig right now, yes. But is it necessary for my life and well being, no.

    Developers go where the money is and pretty much always have. Just about all companies (whatever they sell) go where the money is. Since you bring up percentages , I would probably say the ENTIRE gaming community is about 70% (consoles) - 30% (PC Gamers). So, if it was you, where would you be putting your money? Also, with the iteration of the PS3 and Xbox 360, people like myself who would call themselves "PC elitists" could get away with what these consoles offered. Never thought I would see that day I played an FPS with a controller (Medal of Honor was great on the PSX though), but I got over myself, and have just as much fun as I did with my PC.

    I wanted to go somewhere else with this, but I don't want to rant. Long and the short of it, consoles will always be around. Most people just want to play games and not have to worry about sitting at a desk (want to relax on the couch), worry about drivers, worry about what specs their computers are and what FPS they will get, etc., they just want to pop in a game and play.
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    qhoa1385 , November 17, 2011 8:00 AM
    Bait ans switch?
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    nikorr , November 17, 2011 10:03 AM
    Good PR...
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    jemm , November 17, 2011 10:19 AM
    I am surprised, yes!
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    thor220 , November 17, 2011 10:25 AM
    Reading many of the comments above I can agree on alot of the points made. Living in a college, the only other people who play the the PC are starcraft II gamers(which are about 1 in 100). I have friends that play on consoles and the PC vs console discussion comes up once in a while. What I gathered is that console users want gaming to be easy and have negative stereotypes about PC gaming and that it involves extensive knowledge about PC setup. Others believe that a console is cheaper. (which is NOT true). All in all we can put a good amount of blame on laptops. I have repaired so many that are just POS. The things laptop manufacturers will do to make a dime is amazing and seeing as almost every college kid has one you can image how it make one feel about gaming on the PC. You also have the fact that most parents gave their children consoles like me. Moving on to PC gaming when I was 13, I realized that the little setup that was required for PC gaming was well worth it. I guess I was one of the lucky ones though, just my thoughts on the state of gaming.
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    9_breaker , November 17, 2011 10:35 AM
    this is the best news for me because I haven't got it yet and I don't want to get behind . the reason i didn't get this yet is because I bought bf3 ... wich was kinda boring
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