Earlier this week it was revealed that multiplayer stat-tracking and social networking service Call of Duty Elite would be free with upcoming Black Ops II. Instead of charging for an annual Premium membership, Activision has decided to package that fee into a Season Pass for map packs instead. As a result, the entire Elite service will be free.
That great news does not, sadly, extend to those planning on picking up Black Ops II on Nintendo’s future console, the Wii U. Speaking to website Kotaku, an Activision representative said that the service will not be included from launch: “We are currently evaluating options for Call of Duty Elite to support Nintendo’s Wii U game system, however Call of Duty Elite for Call of Duty: Black Ops II will not support this platform when the game launches on November 13th.”
To make matters worse, according to the official FAQ for Call of Duty Elite, the PC will also not be getting the service at launch. Activision is claiming that they are “currently evaluating options” for the PC version, but considering how earlier iterations of Elite never made it to the PC to begin with, this isn’t great news.