Call of Duty Elite beta nets 2 million signs up already


Say what you want about Activision's Call of Duty Elite initiative, but I've got a feeling it's going to be a hit with consumers. Here's your first hint: Activision has received over 2 million beta sign ups in under two weeks. 

Now granted, signing up for a free beta and opening up your wallet to pay for the service's premium features are two different things. Whether or not Activision makes significant money on the venture will depend on what exactly those premium features are. We were told last month that part of the package would include all-inclusive access to paid downloadable content. Depending on the yearly cost, this could be an attractive alternative to purchasing map packs à la carte.

Of course, Activision and its Beachhead studio (which was formed solely to bring Elite to life) are going to have to do more than that to get gamers' attention. Access to map packs and detailed game stats can only get them so far. What would it take to get you to sign up for Elite's premium features? 

Call of Duty Elite beta kicks off on July 14 with support for Black Ops; they're still accepting applications now. I think I'm going to pass -- during my demo of the service, Elite just detailed how bad I am at Black Ops multiplayer which threw me into a deep depression for weeks. 

COD Elite: 2 million beta signups and counting [One of Swords]


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