Call of Duty: Elite has been revealed to the world. And now that it has, people have started to wonder how legitimate the stats tracked by the online service will be. Many Call of Duty titles have been plauged by cheating, glitches, and other nefarious methods to achieve the best kill death ratios. In a recent interview, the team behind the new service that will accompany Modern Warfare 3, thinks that this type of cheating is a thing of the past.
The developer claimed in a recent interview that they are putting a high priority into making the stat-tracking both secure and meaningful by placing alot of emphasis securing the new network infrastructure for Call of Duty: Elite.
“From a developer standpoint we put an extremely high premium on security,” said Beachhead developer Chacko Sonny. “We have dedicated staff focusing on that from an architectural standpoint, making sure nothing we design is exposed, and we’re also making sure that we’re securing the events and competitions that will eventually become part of the service.”
“If we just built a platform and a technology, all those edge cases would still exist,” added Activision digital boss Jamie Berger. “That’s why we have to have this big administrative team there to add the human level of understanding, and assessing individual cases. No machine will be able to tell if another guy cheated in the game. We need people to arbitrate.”
Activision is currently taking beta applications for the newly minted service, which will begin beta testing sometime this summer on Xbox Live, Steam, and PSN. If you missed the trailer or screenshots for do yourself a favor and have a look before you judge the service that is going to be free to all come this fall. Of course, there will be premium content associated with Call of Duty: Elite and what a paid membership will get you hasn’t been divulged at this point.