Matt's already filled you in on what you can expect from Call of Duty's sort-of-premium social networking service, Elite, which is due a beta in the middle of July. And despite its torrid reception - which, in all honesty, was as a result of much confusion over whether it was paid for or not - over two million fans have signed up for the beta already.
"It blew my mind," reveals Activision's Dan Amrich in response to the colossal early numbers. The beta starts on July 14th, so with over a month between then and now, Amrich expects - and wants - much more beta subscribers. "And don't be discouraged by the big number," Amrich states. Over 30 million players across PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 play Call of Duty every month, so Amrich is hoping this initial number of two million beta sign-ups will increase in the coming month. "More would be even better".
But just what is Call of Duty Elite. Rest assured, it's not a paid-for service, although it does definitely include as-yet-unannounced premium content. It's a community-centered feature, tracking every statistic imaginable, whilst logging films, screenshots and vastly improving the social networking features between CoD players.
We'll be bringing you hands-on with the Call of Duty Elite beta when it begins on July 14th. [Eurogamer]