Call of Duty: Elite is a brand new service from Activision which will expand the multiplayer modes for the Call of Duty franchise. Having been built for the past two years, it’s set to launch alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, but unfortunately, PC users will have to wait.
This report comes via Beachhead Studio boss Chacko Sonny, who has revealed that the PC platform is insecure and therefore Elite will be delayed until their developers have made sure the environment is safe for the PC.
“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.”
Once Elite for the PC launches, it will be free to use.