Call of Duty: Elite, the stat monitoring social networking subscription service that is set to fully launch alongside Modern Warfare 3, enters the beta testing stage on Xbox 360 consoles today.
2.8 million people have signed up to test the service, which will ship alongside Modern Warfare 3 on November 8th 2011. Beta invitations will be activated in phases over the coming weeks, with the first lucky testers getting access to the service this weekend.
“Call of Duty Elite is all about connecting our amazing fans around the globe in ways never before possible and we are excited to get their feedback so they can help us further develop, tune and test the service, as we head into our launch in November with Modern Warfare 3,” says Chacko Sonny, Studio Head, Beachhead Studio.
“A public beta with the massive Call of Duty community is the best way to generate the scale we need for end-to-end testing. While Call of Duty Elite will continue to evolve post-launch, we want to deliver the most polished, complete and rigorously tested service possible on day one. We’re looking to get as many participants in the beta as possible, so we ask that fans stay patient as we ramp up in the coming weeks.”
Some premium elements of Call of Duty: Elite will require a monthly subscription fee, the price of which is yet to be revealed.
By Gerald Lynch | July 15th, 2011