Monday, March 19 2012 @ 04:05 PM GMT
Contributed by: Claire Claws
Last month, Activision announced Call of Duty Elite 2.0 during a shareholders earnings call. But the service update won't require a second subscription.
Last week, Activision social media manager Amrich clarified exactly what that means.
"The shareholder tease led some people to assume that they would have to buy two subscriptions to Elite — the one you have now and a new one for the forthcoming game. This is not the case; it is more about upgrading and revising the service that currently exists. They always promised Elite would evolve, but now they clearly have some specific upgrades in mind timed to the next game."
"It helps to remember that Elite is a service, not a boxed product," Amrich adds. "Consider Xbox Live. You need an annual subscription to get what it offers, but when Microsoft added more video programming and updated the dashboard interface and made it more Kinect-friendly, as they did late last year, you didn't need a second XBL subscription to see those changes. Same thing here. 'Elite 2.0' is just a short, software way of saying 'significant improvements are in the works.' Hope that makes it clear for anybody who was still fuzzy."
No specific release window for Elite 2.0 has been confirmed, but new Call of Duty title is in the works and it will likely to be released around the same time.