Many people have feared since the success of Call of Duty games the appearance of an on-line payment related to the saga that could exploit the tremendous success of on-line game in each of the games that have been published under the COD label.
Today, Activision officially announced the service “Call Of Duty: Elite”, a payment service that has relieved somewhat the Call of Duty fans because it will not be charged to play the online mode in Modern Warfare 3 or in other Call Of Duty games as expected, but it will be a service that will have differences among the benefits of the subscribed members and the benefits of the free service users. You can see the official Elite video in this post.
Call Of Duty: Elite is a service for all COD players and for the upcoming Black Ops Modern Warfare 3 which offers access to social networks and a lot of information and analysis of all the COD games, such as strategy tips, maps , weapons and contests. It will be available as a free version and a paid subscription service, which naturally have more advantages than the free service. Activision will provide an account that will work for all COD games. At this time COD Elite applies only to Black Ops, and it could also be implemented on Modern Warfare 2 in the future.
COD Elite will have a beta version this summer and you can register now to try to access the beta from the site of Call Of Duty . It is expected to be available later this year along with the release of Modern Warfare 3, we hope that on this E3 we can see more information about this two.
Personally I do not like the idea, I do not see it necessary. Now everyone can just search on the internet for strategies, images of maps and information about what you want and you can get all of that for free, I do not see why would you have to pay a membership to get this information.