Is “Call of Duty Elite” the Next Generation of Social Games?

Activision unveils a new social network built around their blockbuster console video game, “Call of Duty“. Has Activision flipped the social gaming model on its head? Instead of developing games that run on a platform, they have built a social network platform around one of their games. Articles and analysis from:

WebProNews  ” In short, Call of Duty Elite is a large network that ties the entire Call of Duty community together, across all platforms. The first aspect of the service involves stat tracking. Kill/Death ratio, specific weapon statistics, specific map performance stats, class stats, leaderboards, career XP earnings, global rankings, I’m sure you’re getting the picture. The “Career” aspect of the network will keep all your stats, beginning with last year’s blowout hit Black Ops. “

The Guardian ” The driving force behind Elite is clear – the desire to gain revenue from the vast numbers of gamers who regularly play Call of Duty titles online for free. According to Activision, 20 million people play Call of Duty online every month – more than seven million every day “

Mashable  ” The service will launch in full along with Modern Warfare 3 in November, but a beta is already open for use withBlack Ops. Elite is largely free, though a premium membership is needed to get full functionality. That membership also includes all downloadable content released in the future, but it still might be a little pricey for the casual user “

Video – Call of Duty “Modern Warfare 2” Trailer


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