Published on July 3rd, 2012 | by CodCom
Call of Duty Online – China’s F2P Call of Duty Title [Trailer]
Earlier today Activision announced to team up with Chinese online firm Tencent Holdings to bring Call of Duty Online to China. We reported about this over a year ago and it looks like something is finally happening.
Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard: We are very excited about our relationship with Tencent and the opportunities for gaming in China. We think China is one of the most exciting places in the world for us to grow our business and to develop innovative new games.
To clear up a thing or two, Activision have answered 4 frequently asked questions about Call of Duty Online.
Q. What is Call of Duty Online?
A. Call of Duty Online is a new free to play micro transaction game in development by Activision Publishing for release in China by Tencent. Activision is developing all of the content for the game. Tencent will be responsible for publishing, marketing, distribution and all operations related to running the game on their online platform.
Q. What kind of game is Call of Duty Online?
A. Call of Duty Online is a free to play micro transaction first person action game. Call of Duty Online will showcase the traditional features and play-modes of Call of Duty® with localized, unique content tailored to the needs and interest of gamers in China.
Q. Who is developing Call of Duty Online?
A. The talented development team at Activision Shanghai is working closely with Raven Software to develop Call of Duty Online for release in China.
Q. When will Call of Duty Online be released?
A. A launch date for release in China has not been announced yet.
Together with the announcement, a short trailer was released for Call of Duty Online which includes maps from both Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2.
Whether it’ll include maps from other titles is yet to be seen, but we hope the Chinese Call of Duty players will get access to as many maps as possible. We don’t want them to miss out on the maps that build the Call of Duty franchise for us, now do we?
Image and video via MMO Culture.