Activision has admitted that Call of Duty Elite still needs to prove itself following its poor start last November, which “p*ssed off” a lot of people.
The service, which (sort of) launched alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, is actually a pretty terrific idea. Not only does it provide gamers with access to all of the title’s DLC releases at no extra cost — long before those without an Elite subscription — but it also allows gamers to do some really useful things outside of the game, such as customizing their classes, checking their statistics, and more.
The problem is, the service started poorly when it failed to work for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers shortly after its launch, and six months on, those using a PC are still waiting the service to materialize.
“We still have to prove ourselves,” Activision product director Noah Heller admitted to MCV.
“There’s a lot of people we pissed off all the way back to November, and we have to show them we are not going to let that happen again. But we have started fulfilling our promises and people are starting to get it is real value for money.”
In a bid to win back those early adopters, Activision is now promising 24 DLC releases rather than the original 20.
How do you feel about Call of Duty Elite? Do you think it can prove itself, and will those additional DLC releases encourage you to forget about its dismal start?