Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is just around the corner, and with the launch of the highly anticipated FPS players will be able to try out Activision’s new stat-tracking and community service, Call of Duty Elite. Unless you play Call of Duty on PC, that is.
Beachhead Studio head Chacko Sonny, by way of community manager Dan Amrich’s blog, said that due to the PC platform being prone to exploits and hacks, Activision and Beachhead decided to hold back the launch of Call of Duty Elite on PC until they come up with a solution.
“We’re as committed as ever to the PC, but the need to ensure a safe PC environment is greater than ever,” Sonny explained. “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 concern, Sonny went on to explain, is that certain nefarious players may be able to alter their stats, making the contests Activision will be running through Call of Duty Elite events potentially unfair.
“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.”
Call of Duty Elite is still on track to launch on consoles day one with the release of Modern Warfare 3.