Call of Duty Elite may not launch on PC after all

Daniel McCall - Author

Aug. 28 2013, Updated 6:18 a.m. ET

As I’m sure PC gamers recall, Activision and Beachhead had to hold off the release of the PC version of Call of Duty Elite due to concerns of security – or, to put it another way, to try to figure out how to make the system “fair” in light of the inevitable hacks.

Well, now it looks like Call of Duty Elite may not happen on PC at all – and even if it does happen, Activision currently has no idea when it would release, nor how they would be able to get around those concerns.

“We are working towards a universal Elite experience but we cannot guarantee if or when a version will be available for the PC,” Activision said in a tweet.

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The concerns, as well as news of the “delay”, were first brought to light by way of Beachhead Studios’ Chacko Sonny earlier this month. He wrote on Activision community manager Dan Amrich’s blog:

“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 service has been available on consoles since launch, but that hasn’t been without its own set of problems. Users were unable to access Call of Duty Elite at all during the first week, forcing Activision to offer an additional month for new and existing subscribers.


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