No Call of Duty Elite TV for PC Players
Though coverage of tonight’s Modern Warfare 3 launch will justifiably focus on the game itself, there’s another big product roll-out happening across America. Call of Duty: Elite is a fascinating, multifaceted new service, and its impact on the fanbase of the world’s most popular video game has not yet been felt or fully understood.
Some things we do know. On November 4th, the news broke that the PC version of Elite would have “reduced functionality.” Now, courtesy of Blue’s News and One of Swords, we know one thing that PC gamers will be missing: Elite TV.
Featuring shows like “Friday Night Fights,” produced by directors Tony & Ridley Scott, and a top-secret Will Arnett/Jason Bateman collaboration tentatively titled “Noob Tube,” Elite TV will provide console-based subscribers to Elite’s premium service with celebrity-driven CoD content. Details of “Friday Night Fights” follow:
- Music: Good Charlotte (Benji & Joel Madden), The Game, Cali Swag District
- Sports: Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic), John Wall (Washington Wizards)
- Actors: Michelle Rodriguez
- Personalities: Jack Osbourne
Real World Rivals:
- Army vs. Navy
- Police vs. Fireman
- New York city fans vs. Boston fans
- Each team is coached by gaming experts from the pro gaming circuit.
- Debut episode premieres next Friday Nov. 11th – Veteran’s Day – featuring classic natural rivalry of
Army vs. Navy.
- Will continue weekly every Friday Night through the rest of the year for our initial season
- Each program will premiere on ELITE TV on Fridays
If this sounds appealing, I hope you play MW3 on a console. Otherwise, tough cookies, sez Activision.