Illustration for article titled emCall of Duty Elite/em Delayed on, Yes, PC

Call of Duty: Elite, the franchise's new online "platform" may not be a game, but we're still going to add it to the list of "stuff that launches on console but is delayed on PC" anyway.


Beachhead Studio head Chacko Sonny has told Activision community man Dan Amrich that not only will be service not be launching on day one, but that there's no idea yet when it will launch on PC.

"We're as committed as ever to the PC", he says, "but the need to ensure a safe PC environment is greater than ever. 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."

You could complain loudly about this, but Elite is free on the PC, so it's not like you're getting proper screwed. Just slightly!

Call of Duty Elite: October 2011 update [One of Swords, via VG247]

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