Dan: A year’s premium membership to Elite is one of the most prominent elements of MW3′s Hardened Edition, but there is no PC version of HE available for preorder. Does that mean there is no paid PC membership to Elite?
Noah: As Chacko mentioned, not being able to trust stats is a big problem for our design. Because of this, we had to re-imagine Elite for PC. Elite for PC will be about access to your own stats, or those of your friends. Basically establishing a circle of trust. And because it will have some reduced functionality, it will be free for everyone.
Dan: The ability to subscribe to discounted DLC through an Elite membership is a very popular aspect of the service. If there’s no paid PC element to Elite, will PC gamers still have the option to do that, or are they on the existing a la carte system for MW3?
Noah: PC guys will be able to purchase their DLC content a la carte, just like it has worked before.