Wii U Black Ops II denied Elite support

Free online platform for newest Call of Duty will not support Nintendo's new console at launch; Activision currently "evaluating options."

Wii U gamers will not be able to access the Call of Duty: Elite social service when Call of Duty: Black Ops II launches next month. An Activision representative told Kotaku that the online platform may support the Wii U some day, but not at launch.

"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," the Activision representative said.

Earlier this week, Activision announced that all Elite features would be free. Additionally, the company said four planned map packs and Zombies add-ons for the game will release in 2013 for $15 each or through a $50 season pass.

Wii U gamers will miss out on Elite (at least at launch) and they may also be skipped over for the game's DLC. Activision's season pass and DLC map packs have been announced only for Xbox 360, and "may not be available on all gaming platforms," according to Activision.

Black Ops II launches on November 13 for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, with the Wii U version to arrive November 18 as a launch title for the system.

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Arcanine2009
Arcanine2009

Very misleading topic title.  Topic Title should have said, Elite support for Wii U unconfirmed or delayed." But of course it isn't... Stupid shock value/page views.

 

Wii U isn't outright getting denied of Elite Support, it's just not getting it at LAUNCH for sure, as the first sentence of the article says.

 

rann89
rann89

ie. Nintendo isn't guaranteeing us the amount of money we want, so we're going to try to piss off Nintendo customers until Nintendo caves in.

Jestersmiles
Jestersmiles

COD is a reharsh pile of crap but this just shows how crap the Wii u online will be. LOL have fun Nintendon'ts

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

regix416_basic ya blame nintendo for activisions decision making? wow you really are desperate for attention ,  

besides this is a cod rerun , im only getting it just to play for 5 mins then 007 legends takes its place , who cares about dlc everytime some one else has the dlc and im in a match with them im forced out of it ,  so ya thats another reason why i hate the 360 versions 

 

why should i get kicked out of a match due to not wanting to pay for some 5 crap maps ,

007 games have never done this why should cod it makes no sense 

regix416_basic
regix416_basic

And they wonder why I will NEVER get a Wii U.  JC Nintendo... you've already made the 3DS region-locked and now this?  WTF is your problem?  Oh yeah, you've got some system-specific gimmicks but if you crippile the games you're releasing, nobody will want them anyway!  Welcome to Nintendo the land where you have no game freedom at all!  Oh, we'll get you the games eventually, but good luck triyng to play them the way you WANT to. 

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

"Wii U Black Ops II denied absolutely nothing." 

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

There you go, Nintendo screwing things up again.

 

When they turned from the "always innovating for our fans" into a "always late and stripped out for everyone"?.Thanks but no Nintendo; I will keep my present 360+PC+PS3 game set.

okassar
okassar

I'm waiting for a Next 64. Until then, it's Microsoft for me (I don't mind Sony either, just got used to Xbox and its games).

 

Nintendo lost me with the Gamecube, and I didn't even consider getting the Wii. What went wrong? They're a completely different company now, ever since they started thinking about "creativity." They had plenty of creativity, more I'd say, and it was in their games. Now their creativity is in unwanted places (their motion sensing fad is a perfect example).

theKSMM
theKSMM

This is a real chin-check for the Wii U.  Just when Nintendo is trying to rally third-party developers to their new system to gain parity with the XBOX and PlayStation, word drops that they won't have the same DLC.  Suddenly those core gamers who might have considered getting the Wii U version of this game are evaluating other options.The PS3 and PC will eventually get the DLC...Microsoft paid for exclusivity in some announcement window, no doubt.  Hopefully they'll figure out the technical details of making it available on the Wii U too.

 

Nintendo is paying the price for not building up a decent online environment before now.

LordWaffleKing
LordWaffleKing

Oh wow, I'm sure everyone is heartbroken over this news, huh? Also, this just in, GameSpot has sources claiming Miyamoto and Reggie eat small children and kick puppies for fun. Trust me, GameSpot said so. And everyone knows GameSpot is totally legit. Totally unbiased news.

mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

Nintendo gets CoD: *fanboys say Call of Duty needs to bite the dust*Nintendo doesn't get CoD Elite: *fanboys say Nintendo needs to go burn themselves*The people on Gamespot never cease to surprise me. 

sjawz3288
sjawz3288

Good. No reason why people should be charged more for a half-assed game. Trust you're not missing anything either.

vader501st
vader501st

Not like Elite is a big deal to begin with.

ZamboniGamer
ZamboniGamer

Who would buy BO2 for the Wii U anyways?

xtraflossy
xtraflossy

I don't know why. but despite the wording in the article, I'd imagine it has more to do with Nintendo allowing data collection (that appears on elite) then it does with "not being able to figure it out -or whatever.

 

Araknie
Araknie

Because this game surely means something to the Wii U...

*facepalm*

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

Inb4 another article from a touchy Treyarch employee being all defensive!

Gazz64
Gazz64

Hmm, I think the main issue here is the control options offered on the WiiU's touchscreen controller. It offers an unfair advantage to WiiU players being able to swap out weapon loads and configs ON THE FLY! though no reason has been offered by the developer at this stagem as the machine is quite caplable of online play, this is just speculation.

registeredpunk
registeredpunk

Lets face it, without nintendo none of guys would been playing 360, PS3, kinect, move, have shoulder buttons, analog stick, rumble or countless of other innovations they standardized. Let alone the fact that the whole gaming industry would be in hands of nerd PC beta players and would still be considered an activity for introvert "loosers" So before bashing nintendo know history.

Stevewins1
Stevewins1

 @Arcanine2009 Right, just like how they've been "working on" getting Elite out for the PC for the past 2 years. Face it. If it ain't out at launch, it won't be happening. They have bigger priorities to spend their money on.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @Jestersmiles 

You seem to care A LOT about Nintendo, going on old articles and posting your "thoughts" on them every time. As long as the online works when it comes out, all this news means nothing. 

Jestersmiles
Jestersmiles

 @mariokart64fan 

 

ummm this is Nintendo fault for not building a decent online experience.

 

So much for next gen huh?

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @okassar You know why they're able to create the games they create? It's because of the hardware, they basically build a hardware that allows them to explore different options so they can give an experience that's both fresh and very memorable. 

Arcanine2009
Arcanine2009

 @theKSMM 

 

Nintendo and Activision said nothing about skipping DLC support for BO2. All Activision said is that Wii U version won't be getting elite support at LAUNCH.

 

Wii U is already planning to support DLC for several games in its launch window. Hell, they're even allowing the creators of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 to be downloaded at launch on the Wii U at Japan at over 14GBs in space!

SolidTy
SolidTy

@theKSMM

This just in for those wanting more ONLINE Wii U news :

 

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/373685/wii-u-voice-chat-only-select-games-supported-no-official-headset-planned/

 

"Only "select games" will support voice chat on Wii U, Nintendo has confirmed."

 

Bullet Points :

 

1.) There will be no official Wii U headset

2.) officially licensed 3rd Party ones inbound

3.) No universal support for in-game voice chat

4.) Game-by-game support for in-game chat

5.) The GamePad mic will not, by default, work as an input for in-game voice chat 

 

6.)The Wii U will support wired headsets (and possibly mic-enabled headphones), but only through the Wii U GamePad 

 

7.) Wii U Pro Controller does not have a headset port.

 

No news yet about whether wireless headsets can or will be supported

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @registeredpunk

 LOL. spoken like a true fan boy,  You have no idea of what form the gaming industry would be like without nintendo.  You assume it would be for the worse, you will have to lend me your crstal ball.  As I have stated previously, nintendo has borrowed almost every idea from other companies.  Perhaps you need to learn the history of gaming,  look for yourself, how many ideas did nintendo invent?  The key word here being invent.  Your comments are so ridiculous, yet sadly I actually think you believe your outlandish claims.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @Lordcrabfood 

Funny because that same company also makes products for Apple and Sony, so is that a reason to avoid their products also?

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

 @abHS4L88 The N64's titles make the Wii's look stale and forgettable, and yet the N64's only innovative (well, kinda) hardware was the [pseudo]analog stick. Hardware innovation was never what made Nintendo great, and it never will.

ChariotMan
ChariotMan

 @SolidTy   Wrong the Wii U do have an Official Wii U Head Set. it's the Turtle Beach and After Grow Wireless head Sets Get You're Facts Straight!

registeredpunk
registeredpunk

 @Lordcrabfood Hah I knew some moron would twist this with some lame rhetoric. I said standardized, NOT invent. It just makes you mad it's true Nintendo saved the gaming industry from been labeled "nerdish" generations to come.

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @abHS4L88

 The big difference here is that people expect this from the big bad evil MS, but nintendo portrays themselves as a family friendly company.  This is yet another treacherous act.  The response from nintendo could not be anymore formulaic, even more so then the zelda franchise.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @parrot_of_adun 

I agree, I'm just saying that people only started paying attention to hardware innovation now because Sega and Nintendo (with the help of Microsoft) basically laid out the foundation of how to make a great console, it's up to the companies to take that a step further which is why the Wii was so successful this generation even though its library wasn't as strong as the PS3/360.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

 @abHS4L88 What I'm saying is that none of that played into the success of those systems. No one bought an NES because it had a square controller with eight buttons. No one bought a SNES because of its controller either (especially with the Genesis out there). What sold those systems was the games, and none of them depended much on any innovative hardware.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @parrot_of_adun 

The innovation was with the controller, back then they really didn't need to do much whereas now, there's only so many buttons or directional inputs you can put on a controller so Nintendo's experimenting with different ways of expanding that control set. 

 

The NES completely redesigned the controller, while the SNES simply added more buttons, this was still a big deal for games. The N64 added to that and the Gamecube played with console to handheld connectivity and (as far as I know) had the first successful wireless controller (the Wavebird). And even with the Wii, the gyroscope capabilities will be implemented into the GamePad.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

 @abHS4L88 Sorry, I didn't mean that analog sticks weren't a huge thing, but that the N64's wasn't *actually* an analog stick. It didn't use analog potentiometers, and performed much like an 8-way with a stick on top (not to mention that Atari, Sega and Sony all made true analog sticks available before Nintendo).

 

Anyway, I compared the Wii to the N64 because the N64 achieved more with less hardware innovation, which lends credence to the idea that hardware has little to do with what made Nintendo special. Hardware innovation had *nothing* to do with the success of the NES or SNES, and had little to do with the N64. They only started this "hardware innovation" kick in earnest with the Wii.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @parrot_of_adun 

For gaming, that was a huge thing, also the rumble feature. 

 

Plus why compare two different generations of games? It's mostly opinion. I loved Super Mario 64, I'm currently playing through Ocarina of Time, I also had a blast with Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 along with Skyward Sword, none of those games took away from what made each other great and that's what I love about Nintendo titles but you may not agree with that.. 

 

Hardware innovation is part of the reason why they're great because they use it to create amazing games. You take away their hardware, you lose half the reason why they're able to create the games they make. 

SolidTy
SolidTy

 @ChariotMan Wrong, read again. I specifically mentioned those licensed 3rd Party solutions, I was speaking of 1st party developed headsets. Too bad you didn't read. Let go of the fanboyism and read or go to the link yourself and yell at a wall.

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @registeredpunk

 LOL and how times have changed with the infamous golden seal now nothing more then just a sticker.The Wii being nothing more then a vechile for an unprecidented amount of shovel ware.  Nintendo have casualised the market which may bring in more gamers and more money but at the cost of hardcore games.  This is what nintendo has achieved. 

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @registeredpunk

 LMAO!!! and seriously I did laugh when I read this.  It was regarded that back in the 16 bit era it was Sonic and sega that raised gaming to some degree from the stigma that was associated with it at the time.  While nintendo continued to bring out more of the same.   Your last statement was a classic.  What the hell could be more "nerdish" then waving your arms in the air at a T.V. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @Lordcrabfood 

Bleh, I'm not completely informed on the full details of this so there's not much else I could say. The dude from ReviewTechUSA has stated that it's purely because they can make the parts much cheaper there than anywhere else and everything else comes 2nd and while I don't agree with that ethic, ultimately that's business and there's really nothing we can do to stop it, and no I'm not going to not buy a Wii U in attempt to protest XP

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @abHS4L88

 The problem Nintendo and all these other companies is that is very well known on how China preforms when it comes to human rights.  The "We were not aware" defense is a joke.  The use of child labor is even in nintendo's own guidelines.  They are getting products manufactured in a country that is renowned for such illegal and morally offensive activities. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @Lordcrabfood 

But if they had remained silent, it would've just been more suspicious. I do feel like none of these companies actually knew that this was going on since it apparently only started happening recently.

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @abHS4L88

 Because Nintendo's advertising campaign was almost solely aimed at families and kids for the Wii. Not just the Wii either, nintendo has always placed a heavy focus on familes with their advertising over the years.   This is hypocrisy at the highest level.  Nintendo's response was ridiculous and completely tranparent.  They would of been better off remaining silent.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

 @Lordcrabfood  @abHS4L88 "The family friendly facade has been exposed for what it is." Anyone who believed that act in the first place is an idiot.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @Lordcrabfood 

So why doesn't Sony, Apple and every other company who's hired FoxConn not getting any criticism from you? At least Nintendo responded while they've remained quiet so far. 

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

 @abHS4L88

 Nintendo has a duty of care to ensure that these practices do not take place.  They failed to do this and replied with "insert typical corporate response here" .  The family friendly facade has been exposed for what it is.   

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @Lordcrabfood 

Pretty sure Sony/Apple's responses are going to sound similar, it's pretty much standard damage control responses. But again, with these 3 huge companies (along with who knows how many other companies) hiring Foxconn, there is the possibility that none of the companies were aware of this. Now if it was ONLY Nintendo, then it would look fishy.