With Elite going free, there is certainly a sigh of regret from the previous members who signed on just a little less then a year ago. And while maybe Elite in its early form seems to have been a marketing experiment from the boys at Activision, it has taught some valuable lessons. Elite used to be sloppy and full of troubles when it came to distributing and releasing content hassle-free. Throw Microsoft’s time exclusives into the mix and it was a bad experience for mostly everyone.
With Elite now being a stat tracker, clan manager, and the basis of the original experience it was intended to be, we don’t have to worry about many more of these mishaps. To help keep things smooth, Activision has decided to opt out of releasing DLC pack content through the Elite service. A season pass method much like that of other recent games, will be put in place. Each dlc pack will be $15 on its own (we would assume) so buying the season pass would grant you a reasonable discount for an early purchase. With Treyarch behind the wheel of Black Ops 2, who wouldn’t pre-purchase the dlc for this game? More zombies and more chaos are bound to follow up in bigger and badder ways with each dlc pack. You just watch and see.