Engagement measures show that Black Ops II is doing better than multiplayer activity for Modern Warfare 3.
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You’ll still have to buy multiplayer map packs, but Call of Duty Elite services will become a free part of Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Eric Hirshberg, chief executive of Activision Publishing, answers GamesBeat’s questions about the changes to the Call of Duty Elite service.
EA’s Battlefield 3 Premium service hit 800,000 members within its first two weeks, but how does it stack up against long-time competitor Call of Duty Elite?
Activision Blizzard will report its first-fiscal-quarter earnings on Wednesday, May 9, after the market close. This will come two days after its arch-rival Electronic Arts reports its earnings, and the two together will paint a better picture of the grudge match between EA’s Star Wars: The Old Republic and Activision Blizzard’s flagship online game World of Warcraft.
Call of Duty Elite is turning out to be a highly engaging social network for hardcore fans of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The online social network now has more than 670,000 clans, or groups of players who team up in multiplayer battles, according to Activision Blizzard’s Beachhead Studio leader Chacko Sonny (pictured center).
The first two pieces of downloadable content for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are now available to Elite Premium members on the PlayStation Network, but not everyone is happy about it.
Eric Hirshberg, chief executive of Activision Publishing, talked about the role that creative people should play in making decisions about running a video game business. Too often, he said, creative people leave it to the business experts. But creative people shouldn’t sell themselves short, as Hirshberg learned in the last 18 months running the division that includes Call of Duty franchise.
Activision Blizzard reported today that its new Call of Duty Elite social network service for hardcore gamers has signed up 7 million subscribers since going live in November.
Video game publisher Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3′s content season for Call of Duty Elite members on the PlayStation Network will kick off on February 28 with the release of two new multiplayer maps, Liberation and Piazza.
Game maker Activision Blizzard is finally launching a mobile app for its Call of Duty Elite service. Now fans of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 can engage with the game and the social networking service built around it via the iPhone, starting on Tuesday.
Players of Saints Row: The Third, the controversial open-world game from Volition and THQ, can now accurately measure the level of carnage they have created in the game, following the release of the stats and achievements tracker at the official website.
Gamer social network Call of Duty Elite will be stable this Thanksgiving and for the subsequent holiday weekend, Activision Blizzard said today.
Activision Blizzard said today that its gamer social network Call of Duty Elite hit more than a million paid subscribers in its first six days. Since the launch of the service on Nov. 8 with the debut of the best-selling Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, more than 4 million paid and free gamers have registered.
Activision Blizzard is slowly bringing the gamer social network Call of Duty Elite back to life. The service was supposed to launch last week with the debut of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. But the company was overwhelmed by a huge number of registrations and other issues that brought down the service, forcing Activision into an embarrassing apology to gamers. Now it’s slowly adding more users.
Things are not looking good for the PC version of the Call of Duty: Elite social network. A tweet on the service’s official Twitter page is casting doubt on whether or not it will ever launch on the platform.
Activision Blizzard posted an update on the service woes for its gamer social network Call of Duty Elite. The service was supposed to launch on Tuesday with the debut of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. But the huge number of registrations and other issues brought down the service and users have had trouble accessing it ever since.
Activision Blizzard‘s Beachhead Studios is still tackling problems related to an overflow of registrations for the new Call of Duty Elite social network.
Activision Blizzard hopes its new Call of Duty game will help the company break all sales records for the third year in a row, Chief Executive Bobby Kotick said in an earnings call today.
Call of Duty Elite, the gamer social network for Call of Duty fans, isn’t off to a great start. The Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 online multiplayer gaming service is working fine. But Activision Blizzard acknowledges that it is facing some issues as it copes with a surge in demand for the service.
It looks like the Call of Duty Elite gamer social network for the PC will not be ready in time for the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on Nov. 8, according to the One of Swords blog created by Activision Blizzard.
Activision Blizzard unveiled more details about its Call of Duty Elite social network today at its Call of Duty XP extravaganza in Los Angeles.
Call of Duty: Black Ops set new records for sales at its debut last November, making it the world’s most popular video game. Can Call of Duty keep growing as a franchise?
Activision Blizzard announced today it would charge $49 a year for its premium subscription to the Call of Duty Elite social network.
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Activision-Blizzard is throwing a lot of weight behind its latest Modern Warfare 3 first-person shooter (FPS) game’s graphical prowess, which it’s using as one of the main selling points over competing FPS games.
Activision Blizzard reported better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter ended June 30.
Activision Blizzard has launched the beta test for its Call of Duty Elite social network. It’s time to armor up.
Eric Hirshberg is the chief executive of Activision Publishing, a big chunk of the world’s largest video game company, Activision Blizzard. Among his duties is to make sure the Call of Duty franchise keeps humming along every year despite new competition from rivals such as Electronic Arts. We caught up with him at the E3 trade show in Los Angeles last week, and he told us what he thought of everything from Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U video game console to the Call of Duty Elite social network that debuts this fall with the launch of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3.
Activision Blizzard is announcing Call of Duty Elite today, a social network for players of the most popular video game franchise in the world.
Activision Blizzard is about to launch its Call of Duty Elite social network for fans of the modern combat video game series that has become the most popular in the world, according to the Wall Street Journal.