Activision Shafts PS3/PC Gamers…Again?!



PlayStation 3 gamers will have to wait a tad bit longer before they can give Activision’s latest scheme a test run. The company’s social media manager, Dan Amrich, has confirmed that the Call of Duty Elite PS3 beta will kick off sometime later this summer. The 360 version has already launched, and invites were sent out the 14th of July.

PC gamers, in any case, won’t even be given a chance to get in the beta. Activision has conspicuously decided to limit it to gaming consoles only.

Amrich explained:

“While PC was an option during sign-ups, the FAQ now says, ‘Currently, we do not plan to launch a version of the beta for the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops’. I know that’s disappointing (I’m bummed, I think my PC stats might be higher than the others, actually) but I suppose it’s better than biting off more than you can chew for the beta.”

Activision describes the Call of Duty Elite service as an “innovative new digital community platform, built expressly for the 30-million strong Call of Duty fanbase”.

I say, it’s just another magic trick the selfish corporate giant is trying to make a quick buck off of. Just my opinion, though. What’s your take on the whole COD:Elite spiel?


Written by: Ace - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Pedro on July 19th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Good, I wish it would just stay over there and don’t even bother coming to the PS3. CoD and particularly that service are just ridiculous means to suck the money out of parents who’ll buy anything for their kids, because I can’t think of any sane person that works for a living who would actually spend money to get a couple lame social features.

  2. #2 by Royalty32 on July 19th, 2011 [ 1020 Points ]

    What ps3 owners arent getting COD Elite day one. What a shocker!!!

  3. #3 by Baba0Booey on July 19th, 2011 [ 5938 Points ]

    Not worried, 99% sure I won’t be buying this game, CODBO turned me off, and I highly doubt this game will bring me back. Bobby kotick thinks were nothing more than ATMS, and i can’t support that, nor a company that cares nothing for gaming or gamers.

  4. #4 by Paranoimia on July 19th, 2011 [ 1285 Points ]

    Couldn’t care less. Haven’t bought a CoD game since the original Modern Warfare. While I can the point of view of those who complain about the game lacking originality etc., I personally don’t have any issue with the game itself – I just dislike Activision/Kotick’s attitude towards gamers in general, and so refuse to buy any of their products. It really is as simple as that.

    To be honest, CoD aside, Activision don’t have anything in their library which interests me, so it’s quite easy for me to boycott their products. And even though I’d enjoyed CoD in the past, it’s not like there’s any lack of decent shooters around to take its place, and BF3 looks like may kick CoD’s ass up and down the battlefield anyway (no pun intended).

  5. #5 by Jason on July 19th, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    Baba0Booey: Not worried, 99% sure I won’t be buying this game, CODBO turned me off, and I highly doubt this game will bring me back. Bobby kotick thinks were nothing more than ATMS, and i can’t support that, nor a company that cares nothing for gaming or gamers.  

    Agreed. The brainless arcade action was fun for a few games but gamers know when to wake up and smell the cash cow. I refuse to get milked anymore by the series. If you like cod you get it on 360. They have proven its better and from past installments I agree, Live is the place for cod fanboys.

  6. #6 by CHEETO on July 19th, 2011

    And let me add here, They have the worst online connections EVER! I keep getting owned because of the stupid multiplayer system they have. Kill Cams don’t lie!

  7. #7 by Ajescent on July 19th, 2011 [ 2320 Points ]

    Who honestly thought this wouldn’t happen?

  8. #8 by Darklurkr23 on July 20th, 2011 [ 17446 Points ]

    Soo glad that I hate COD. Anything that let people pay more for a Madden of FPS’s, I’m for it. Mybe the ridiculous fees will make the people open their eyes :D

  9. #9 by shaqots on July 21st, 2011 [ 3617 Points ]

    Black Ops will be my last COD game so I could care less about the BETA or even if the final product comes to PS3 at all.

  10. #10 by dragon290513 on July 21st, 2011 [ 7218 Points ]

    seriously guys? we dont even yet know what the paid features are and how much it would cost, also all the standard free features are quite similar to what Battlelog from BF3 offer. If you dont like it, dont buy it, dont bother comment on an article about it.

  11. #11 by The_Nmac on July 24th, 2011 [ 39786 Points ]

    Curious to hear all the details of this. However still thinking my money will be going to BF3. Hopefully battlelog will have all of the features of COD Elite.


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