MMGN writes: Activision's new paid subscription service Call of Duty Elite was not received well by gamers and critics alike. While some praised its potential to create an exclusive online community, others criticised its monetisation of a component that other games, such as Halo, offer for free.
The beta for the service is set to launch on July 14, 2011, and with over 2 million gamers having registered for the beta, you can bet that the next few weeks are going to be all about Elite and what the service can bring to the table.
The service most definitely isn't for everyone. Pricing hasn't been detailed yet, but you can bet that it will lie anywhere between $5 to $20 a month. Any more than that and Activision is look at a flop of massive proportions.