Written by Eric Yee Tuesday, 03 July 2012 14:13
For years Activision has been discussing bringing the micro-transaction gaming model to Call of Duty and it appears their dreams will finally come true. With Call of Duty Online, Activision will introduce a free to play version of Call of Duty to the Asian market, supported by mico-transactions.
Call of Duty Online has been in development by Activision for over two years and will be set in the Modern Warfare universe. The mega publisher has partnered with Tencent Holdings Limited to bring Call of Duty to Asia, specifically targeted at Chinese players.
Call of Duty Online will allow players to customize weapons, characters and equipment. While multiplayer will be the core of this new title, Special Operations missions will also be available to players.
In the press release Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said, "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."
There is currently no comment by Activision on plans to bring Call of Duty Online to regions outside of Asia but one can only assume that if it is successful they will.