Activision insists Elite benefits COD community

Speaking to Gamasutra at last weekend’s Call Of Duty XP event, Activision’s digital vice-president Jamie Berger said the social features in subscription service Elite will serve to unite the Call Of Duty playerbase, creating a holistic community from a previously hostile one. “One of the most interesting things to me is how positive people are in the service,” he said. “People are being supportive; they’re actually talking to each other, and amongst each other. [Elite] creates a social contract,” he added, as Jean-Jacques Rousseau spun in his grave. “You try to treat your neighbours with respect. It starts breaking a lot of the bad assumptions about what a shooter is. It breaks down these anonymous walls and turns it into something where you start knowing each other.”