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- Final Mix trailer highlights Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix additions
- GOG.com redesigned, adds section for DRM-free movies
- Xbox One to get Forza Horizon 2 demo on September 16
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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Elite
Activision has sent word that the new Call of Duty Elite service has entered beta and is now available for testers to try with Black Ops for the PS3. Aspiring testers can sign up at the game’s official site. Keep in mind that features are being rolled out in stages, which means that invitations will also be rolled out. Accepted applicants will get to try and give feedback on “select features and functionality, including stat tracking, the use of custom player groups, competitive events and video sharing.”
Activision’s “digital community platform” for Call of Duty, Call of Duty Elite, has entered closed beta. The service began its staged launch today on the 360 and Live via Black Ops. This is the first of several phases as services are rolled out, with a limited number of invitations set to be sent out in the next few weeks. The official launch won’t take place until the release of Modern Warfare 3 on November 8, at which points participants will be able to access the service at any time through their mobile or tablet device, the web, and inside the games. Members will be able to schedule matches and change load outs on the go, as well as have access to “entertainment programs” and all DLC for Modern Warfare 3.
Activision will be launching a new online service later this year for the Call of Duty franchise dubbed Call of Duty Elite. Set to go live on November 8, the day Modern Warfare 3 hits store shelves, the service will be put through the wringer later this summer when it enters public beta via Black Ops. Currently in development at Beachhead, the service will keep track of players’ histories with career records and be accessible on several platforms, including web browsers, mobile devices, and the games themselves. While many of the features are said to be free, there will be a premium membership that will offer “state-of-the-art services, exclusive entertainment programming and all-inclusive game content for less than the cost of any comparable online entertainment service currently in the market.”