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Activision Aiming To Have Console CoD Elite Fixed By December 1

Activision says it hopes to have "everything up and running" for the troubled Call of Duty Elite social and stat-tracking service by December 1, as work continues on the delayed PC version.
Activision says it hopes to have "everything up and running" for the troubled Call of Duty Elite social and stat-tracking service by December 1, as work continues on the delayed PC version. Since its console launch alongside Modern Warfare 3 earlier this month, Elite has been plagued with service problems that have led Activision to extend memberships by 30 days. Activision's Daniel Suarez told G4TV that the team hopes to have those problems behind them by the time that 30 day extension is over, and that "come December 1 the goal is that we'll have everything up and running." Suarez also reconfirmed to G4 that Activision is still working on the PC version of the Elite service, despite earlier, erroneous reports that it had been cancelled. The team needs more time to work on that version because the PC is "an open platform [which is] more prone to cheats and hacks," Suarez said. "We're trying to prevent them as much as possible, but that platform isn't as secure ... we don't want to create a situation where the service itself becomes invalidated by people having crazy stats because they've been able to do something to the game." A planned mobile version of Elite should be ready by the end of the year, according to Suarez.

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