Curse that Microsoft and their money, stealing all the exclusives before a poor little mega-corporation such as Sony can share the experience with its customers! If you’ve been a major Call of Duty fan on the PS3, then you’ve no doubt been biting at the bit to finally see for yourself what all the fuss is about over the Elite stat-tracking service that is being launched alongside Modern Warfare 3 later this year.
The thing is, its been a service that’s only been available to Xbox 360 users, but at long last, PS3 COD players can finally get a detailed look at just how well they stack up on a global scale when the Elite Beta arrives on their console.
Much like how the Xbox 360 version began, Activision has begun to send out invites for the beat, and will be inviting more and more people as the launch date nears. When asked as to why it took so long for PS3 owners to get in on the action, Activision had the following FAQ ready in response.
There are two basic reasons for starting with Xbox 360. First, in order to better manage the beta and reduce variables we are launching with one platform as we begin our testing. Second, due to the past outage of the PSN we have not had as much time to internally develop and test the online functionality of Call of Duty Elite with PSN. It is important that we have thoroughly QA tested functionality before releasing to a public beta phase.
As for PC owners, you lot of still out of luck, as it looks likely that you’ll only get access to Elite after Modern Warfare launches in November. As for those PS3 owners who really want to get in on the action, head on over to the Call Of Duty website and register.
From what we’ve seen and experienced so far, its a professional service built for serious and competitive gamers, and will complement and aim to improve their skills with a deluge of information on everything from weapons and maps, to kill and death ratios.
Last Updated: September 20, 2011