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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will launch without Elite on Wii U

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Elite won't launch with the Wii U

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will launch on Wii U without the Call of Duty Elite service, publisher Activision confirmed to Kotaku.

"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 2 will not support this platform when the game launches on November 13th," a representative from Activision representative told Kotaku.

Polygon recently spoke with Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg about Elite on Wii U, and he said that the company's goal is to bring the service to Nintendo's new console, but that it is "still working out the details with Nintendo."

"We certainly want Call of Duty to be a consistent experience across all platforms," he said. "But each platform, as you know, has different strengths, which lend themselves to different features. Instead of giving you an incomplete answer today, let us go through that process and come back with a more definitive answer in the near future."

Earlier this week, Activision announced that Call of Duty Elite would transition to a free service with the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The once-premium social features of the platform will be free for all users, and DLC will be sold separately, either piecemeal or in a Season Pass.