It felt like for a long time that game publishers have been nickel-and-diming gamers, and there was no better evidence than the launch last year of Call of Duty Elite. It was a subscription-based service for Call of Duty gamers to subscribe to and gain access to certain features that would not be available for free. It also included the map packs which would be released over time for the game, which if all were purchased would cost more than the subscription to Elite. Activision recently announced that the Elite service would be available for Call of Duty: Black Ops II for free.
That is good news for fans of the world’s most famous FPS game series, but if you were planning to purchase the game for the upcoming Wii U console, you will not have the same good fortunes as fans on the PC, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. According to a post from Kotaku, in a conversation with a representative for Activision, it was confirmed that the Wii U version of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Don’t just take my word for it, here it is straight from the horses mouth.
“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,” an Activision representative said in an e-mail to [Kotaku].
For fans looking for the Nintendo Wii U to be a replacement for their other consoles or for an improved online experience over the Nintendo Wii, things might not be exactly what they wish for in the beginning. Hopefully in the future we’ll see less and less in the way of issues and more uniformity with the current generation of consoles.