Black Ops 2 on Wii U Might Have Call of Duty Elite, But Definitely Not at Launch
Even though Call of Duty Elite will be completely cost free when it launches alongside Call of Duty: Black Ops II next month, there’s no real assurance that it will come to the Nintendo Wii U at launch… or at any point, for that matter.
Speaking with Kotaku, Activision announced that the service will not be available for Wii U when it launches with PC and consoles early in November.
“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.”
Given that Nintendo has yet to freely discuss online details outside of the MiiVerse reveal, it’s really challenging to pinpoint just how architecturally stable and/or feature-filled the Wii U’s network infrastructure really will be. Online multiplayer is said to be a feature for the network, since the system obviously supports games like Black Ops II, which thrive off its multiplayer community, but we really don’t know much more than that.
On that somber note, remember that Pikmin 3, which launches in 2013, won’t have online multiplayer – a reminder that even though Nintendo is setting up an online infrastructure, it doesn’t mean they’ll explore it in their own games. They certainly could, and I hope they will – but for now, we’re as lost and clueless as a fish in the desert with this whole Wii U online debacle.