As the battle for Holiday shooter roost ruler draws ever closer, Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games have been pro-actively talking about major decisions in place for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 that are totally opposite decisions made for Modern Warfare 2, and for the better (LAN support, Dedicated Servers, etc).
There still remains a single point of contention and concern among many gamers though, in the Call of Duty: Elite offering Activision are serving up. This is essentially their one-stop social network for the series where players can track stats, remain in touch with friends, explore the finer details on their CoD game of choice, pick up new strategies and more.
This type of thing already exists in many forms for other games, and often for free, but it has always been Activision's goal to monetise a "premium version" for their more dedicated users with a higher level of usage and activity from the service.
News comes from Activision Australia today that an Aussie price-point of $64.99 will apply to anyone looking for Premium access to Elite, which in less "premium" form is also available for free to users. It will also be part of the "Hardened" collector's edition.
The recently announced 'Hardened' Edition for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is available in LIMITED quantities to pre-order for $159.95 RRP. Boasting multiplayer maps packs, memberships, in-game unlockables and a one-of-a-kind book bound with Call of Duty Modern Warfare's untold secrets, the 'Hardened Edition' is the definitive experience for the Call of Duty fan. The 'Hardened Edition' includes a 1-year Call of Duty ELITE Premium membership and ‘Founders Status’ (which means you receive EXCLUSIVE in-game Emblem, Playercard, Weapon Camouflage, Clan XP Boost, plus more exclusive benefits).
For anyone wondering, the US price-point for the Elite Premium package is US$49.99, which is a bit of a low-blow for us considering the strength of the Aussie dollar and that fact this isn't a physical product.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 lands on retail store-shelves worldwide this November 8.