Activision has just launched a new title in its blockbuster franchise – Call of Duty Online. The catch? It’s being released in China only.
With some help from Tencent, one of the largest internet companies in the world, Call of Duty Online has entered open beta.
Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, described Call of Duty Online as a “game-changer for Chinese gamers” in a press release.
“Millions of gamers in the West have come to appreciate that white-knuckled, epic thrill-ride that only Call of Duty delivers. And now an entire new audience of gamers will experience this for the first time. We believe Call of Duty Online is going to be a game-changer for Chinese gamers.”
Hirshberg added, “We’ve worked closely with our partner at Tencent, and we’ve challenged one of our most trusted and talented development teams of Raven Software to create a true Call of Duty experience tailored for the Chinese market. Throughout testing, the community feedback has been tremendous. We couldn’t be more excited and we look forward to winning the hearts and minds of a new community in China.”
In the trailer above, you’ll notice Call of Duty Online is influenced heavily by the Black Ops and Modern Warfare entries. You’ll also notice some of the changes tailored for the Chinese market. Zombies, for example, have been replaced with cyborgs.
I don’t know about you guys, but I wouldn’t mind giving this a spin. Black Ops had some of the best multiplayer maps in the series.
What about you? Activision would probably never bring something like Call of Duty Online to the West, but if they did – would you be interested?