Elite was essentially unusable when it launched some weeks ago, with exceeded expectations with the console app causing log-in troubles. But Activision has confirmed that everything should be good to go on Dec 1st.
“They kind of have to bear with us while we bring this all back up, but for us it’s literally ‘Give us those couple weeks, we’re giving those to you for free and come December 1st the goal is that we’ll have everything up and running,’” vice president of production Daniel Suarez told G4 (via).
To compensate for the troubles, Activision has added an extra month to the annual subscriptions.
“When we ran our beta, [it] was strictly on the PC and a lot of our assumptions were based around [the idea] that a larger majority of users were going to use the PC [interface] since it’s a more robust version of the service than the console app.”
“Some of that may have been incorrectly analysed,” he admits,”because we’re seeing 80 to 90 per cent of our users coming straight from the console app.”