Call of Duty Elite will be free for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC owners when Call of Duty Black Ops 2 launches on November 13th, but Wii U owners won’t be receiving it. Publisher Activision explained to Kotaku that they’re currently evaluating options for Call of Duty Elite to support the Wii U, but Call of Duty Elite for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will not support the platform when the game launches on November 13th.
“We are currently evaluating options for Call of Duty Elite to support Nintendo’s Wii U game system, however Call of Duty Elite for Call of Duty: Black Ops II will not support this platform when the game launches on November 13th.”
It’s pretty much confirmed that the next Call of Duty game is Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and Activision now says that its subscription based Elite package will form an integral part of the game. Undoubtedly Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be heading to Wii U this Fall, so expect Activision to try to furiously promote its subscription based package to all Nintendo fans, in a desperate attempt to capitalize on the immensely popular franchise.
“All we’re really saying about it at this point is integration is the word of the day. It needs to be in the game. It needs to be tightly wrapped with game features. And that’s our focal point. We’ll be back at some point to talk about that game, and when we do, we’ll reveal a lot more. Long term, we’re making Elite and the game synonymous. If you want to play solo or single-player, you might never notice Elite. But the moment you dip your toe into multiplayer, you’re part of Elite. It’s just up to you whether you take full advantage of the features or not.”
– Activision producer Noah Heller