Published on February 10th, 2011 | by GOODKyle
Call of Duty China & New Digital Content Studio
Some of you readers must have read that title and then instantly said “WTF”…am I right? Trust me; it will make sense in time. Wednesday was Activision’s Fourth Quarter Results Conference Call in which the company reveals its financial figures, future plans, and other good tidbits. The two things that top the list consist of a Call of Duty for China and a new Call of Duty studio for digital content.
There are minimal details on the China Call of Duty but Activision CEO of Publishing, Eric Hirshberg, announced that it will be a standalone Call of Duty title made especially for China. It will be free to play but will not make its way to stores this year. No other details were given.
The latest studio to work for Activision is Beachhead (or Beachhead Studios). They will be responsible for creating new online and digital content for future Call of Duty games. (Could this be a possible confirmation of that premium based Call of Duty subscription service?) Bobby Kotick has stated that strong integration and online features will be the main core of Beachhead’s service.
And a few fun facts:
- In the year of 2010 Activision made up to 4.45 billion dollars and one can obviously thank the blockbuster release of Black Ops.
- As of February 2, 2011, more than 27 million gamers have played Call of Duty games online, logging more than 2 billion hours, or the equivalent of more than 229,000 years of gameplay.
- Since Call of Duty: Black Ops was launched in November players have spent an average of 52 minutes per day playing online, roughly equivalent to the 55 minutes that the average user spends each day on Facebook.
via: Industry Gamers