Great news for our fellow gamers in the east, Activision is planning to release Call of Duty Online in China in the first quarter of 2015.
Call of Duty Online has been in testing in the Chinese market for a while and is finally getting a full release. The game is a free to play title, with microtransactions.
Call of Duty Online is the result of a partnership between Activision and Tencent Holdings and the game is under development at Activision Shanghai and Raven Software.
It has a robotic zombies mode by the name of Cyborg Rising and a survival mode among other features. Players can customize their weapons, characters and other equipment through microtransactions.
Considering that the free to play model is a huge success in these regions, Call of Duty Online can generate a plethora of revenue.
Call of Duty is one of the biggest franchises in the west and the series has already generated 10 billion dollars in revenue with over 175 million copies sold worldwide on various platforms.
What’s surprising is that over the years Call of Duty games have lacked innovation and despite the fans complaining about the same repetitive gameplay without any major changes, every new installment sells better than the previous one.
Advanced Warfare however, is looking to change that with its new elements and it might very well set the franchise on the right track for the future.