Less than two weeks ago, Call of Duty Elite launched at the same time as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The online stats and community service for Activision's first person shooter game ran smack dab into post-launch issues with many players unable to even sign onto the service. Now G4TV.com has word from the service's development team at Beachhead Studios that Call of Duty Elite should be fully functional by December 1.
Many people are still wondering why the service has not worked as anticipated, especially since Activision held a month long beta for Call of Duty Elite before the serviced launched and that the publisher also had an idea of how many copies of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 it might sell during its first week. While some of the registration problems were due to the massive influx of players, Activision vice-president Daniel Suarez said that the company made another misstep.
Suarez said, "Now when we ran our beta, [it] was strictly on the PC, and a lot of our assumptions were based around [the idea] that a larger majority of users were going to use the PC [interface] since it's a more robust version of the service than the console app. Some of that may have been incorrectly analyzed, because we're seeing 80 to 90 percent of our users coming straight from the console app."
Ironically, the PC version of Call of Duty Elite has yet to launch; it's due to go live sometime in the near future.