Activision has moved to reassure PC gamers still waiting on the launch of Call of Duty: Elite that their patience will be worth the wait.
Activision producer Noah Heller told Eurogamer the PC version of the service has proved to be tricker than expected.
“Unfortunately I don’t have an update for you at this time,” he said. “We’re still working on it. We can’t date it yet. It’s a challenging piece of development. It’s really all I can say.
“Back in the day I was a PC gamer myself. I cut my teeth on shooters on good, old fashioned Team Fortress 1. So I’m excited to do right by the PC players soon.”
“Unfortunately I can’t give you a date at this time – look, it bums me out to say it,” Heller said.
“We are working towards a universal Elite experience but we cannot guarantee if or when a version will be available for the PC,” it said.
That Tweet forced a correction: “Our goal has always been to provide a free PC offering for Elite. Stay tuned for an update as timing is still being determined.”
“I get several emails a day. It’s a vocal, passionate audience. What we need to ensure is that when we ship something for them, it’s quality. We cannot make them wait this long and then deliver something that isn’t quality.”
One other delayed Elite service – a tablet version of the tie-in app – is making better progress, which is still in development.
“We’re working hard right now on the tablet application,” he said. “I can’t date it for you guys yet, but I’ll tell you it’s not a port. It’s built specifically for that platform, and built with this two screen idea in mind, the idea people are going to be playing the game and might have this on their lap, to check with their friends to see what their progress is like in real-time.
Call of Duty: Elite is a free/subscription-based service created by Beachhead Studios for the multiplayer portion of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Registration is free, but premium subscribers get early access to DLC at no extra charge, plus a range of exclusive features and tools.
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