The newest installment of the Call of Duty series is set to arrive on November 13 for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, with the Wii U version arriving five days later on November 18. However, according to Activision, Black Ops II for the Wii U will not support Call of Duty Elite within the foreseeable future.
Activision told Kotaku that it they “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.” Of course, the Wii U version doesn’t launch until the 18th, but we understand what they mean.
The Call of Duty Elite service will be a completely free service that is launching alongside Black Ops II. It will feature stat tracking, social options, and the ability to download map updates throughout 2013 (if you spring for the $50 season pass, that is). We’re not sure what kind of impact this will have on the Wii U version of the game, but Call of Duty fans surely won’t be too happy.
If you didn’t catch the launch trailer for Black Ops II that released yesterday, there’s still time to look it over and get excited for the next installment in the series. From the looks of it, Blacks Ops II will feature all the cool explosions that you love, as well as what look to be some interesting single-player campaign levels.