Call of Duty: Elite is a new service from Activision that expands the multiplayer modes for the Call of Duty franchise. The service has been built from the ground up over the last two years and is set to launch with Call of duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Beachhead Studio boss Chacko Sonny has revealed that Elite will be delayed for the PC, because the platform is "insecure". Sonny insists that the devs are working hard to make sure it's a safe environment for the PC, but the service won't be able to launch on day 1. It will launch when "it's ready".
"We're as committed as ever to the PC, but the need to ensure a safe PC environment is greater than ever," said Sonny in an interview with Activision's Dan Amrich on the One of Swords blog. “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 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.”
The PC version of Elite will be free to use when it does launch. If we hear anything about a date we'll let you know.