codonline Activision and Tencent announce Call of Duty Online for China

Activision and Tencent have announced Call of Duty Online, a massively multiplayer online first-person shooter targeted at a Chinese audience.

Activision and Tencent have announced Call of Duty Online, a massively multiplayer online first-person shooter targeted at a Chinese audience.

 
Gamers are still gearing up for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which is to get a revamped Nuketown map, but players in China will have something potentially just as exciting within the Call of Duty franchise.
 
Details are thin, but a trailer shows that the game plays fairly similarly to other titles in the series, with pretty good graphics to boot, which is often an area that receives some cartoonisation by many studios in order to combat the intense lag possible in MMO games.
 
 
According to reports, the game will be free-to-play, likely charging players for additional content, maps, gear and weapons. It will also draw on previous content from other Call of Duty titles, while adding new material from Tencent.
 
The game would undoubtedly appeal to players around the world, but it looks like it will initially only launch in China. This may be a strategic move to entice gamers to buy Black Ops II later this year or localisation may simply be taking some time to do. It may also turn out that Call of Duty Online never launches elsewhere in the world, but we expect that this is unlikely.
 
Source: Joystiq