Activision has responded to Call of Duty: Elite’s cool reception among core gamers by stating that the recent unveiling was incomplete and that there’s still much to be revealed.

Speaking with Gamasutra, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said, “I will say this: we were not ready to reveal the entire feature set of the service because a lot of it is embedded into Modern Warfare 3.”

“So what we revealed was incomplete and we did create some confusion. We're not ready to reveal everything yet.”

“We're going to have a better service at launch because we're going to be able to polish it and refine it through the beta. We made the right choice.”

Hirshberg concluded that there was no way Activision could have “messaged” Elite better to core gamers.

Gameplanet previewed Call of Duty: Elite earlier this month.