New studio reveals Call of Duty online network

New studio reveals Call of Duty online network

By Ben Parfitt and James Batchelor

May 31st 2011 at 3:39PM

New subscription-based Call of Duty service to launch with Modern Warfare 3

Activision has at last detailed the mysterious premium Call of Duty: Elite service.

Going into public beta this summer, Elite will ship with November’s Modern Warfare 3. 

The service, as we know, has been developed by new Activision studio Beachhead though has also had input from Infinity Ward, Treyarch and Sledgehammer.

Also of importance is the fact that Elite is very much media agnostic. It will, as the publisher describes it, be available “across four screens” – web, mobile, TV and console. For gaming it will be compatible with PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

But what consumers will want to know is what elements of the service will be free and what will be charged for.

Many parts of Elite will be free to use, such as career groups and many of the social networking features. However, those who opt for the premium Elite membership and sign up for the monthly fee will get a host of extras, most notably early and full access to all in-game DLC.

More details on the service can be found over at MCV