Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Released

Santa Monica-based videogame maker Activision said today that it has officially released its latest title, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The sequel to its popular Call of Duty war games has hit retail stores at midnight. The new title was developed for Activision by studios Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games. As part of the release, Activision said it has started a new service called Call of Duty Elite, which will help connect gamers is a "social gaming network"; the new service will help users connect with other online players interest in playing games, and will also track statistics and other information for players. The new Call of Duty Elite service will cost $49.99 a year.