Call of Duty Elite, Activision’s recently announced subscription based stat tracking oddity has many interesting facets, but one that’s not been talked about too much is the mobile applications that will give users access to the world of Call of Duty on their travels. New apps for iPhone, iPad and Android are on the horizon and promise to go some way toward making the yet unspecified subscription free worthwhile.
The decision to offer bespoke apps is an interesting one, after all the company could have simply plumped for a mobile specific web page which could arguably have been an easier course of action to take. Perhaps Activision are trying to justify that fee?
One potential plus side to going the app route is the ability to either multitask or utilize push notifications for a variety of occurrence – push notifications for messages, player achievements etc. perhaps?
No word yet on a release date for said apps, though it’s logical to assume they will be ready for the start of Elite, if not before considering a beta of the service will go live soon – Activision are taking applications right now.
Call of Duty Elite will first be part of Modern Warfare 3, with Black Ops being added to the roster as well.
While the jury is still out on the whole idea of charging fanatical gamers for stats and tournament prizes, there is little doubt as to whether they will stump up the cash at the end of the day.