‘Call of Duty’ video game headed for China
SAN FRANCISCO—A free version of the blockbuster video game “Call of Duty” will be offered to players in China, the developers said Tuesday.
Activision Blizzard, a unit of France’s Vivendi, said it would offer the Call of Duty Online game through Tencent Holdings Limited, an Internet services provider in China.
The game, which allows players to take the role of a military shooter, will be free to play and monetized through the sales of in-game items, a statement from the two firms said.
“We are very excited about our relationship with Tencent and the opportunities for gaming in China,” said Bobby Kotick, chief executive of Activision Blizzard.
Martin Lau, president of Tencent, said Call of Duty Online “will attract tens of millions of loyal fans in China.”
In the gaming model designed specifically for the Chinese market, players can personalize their weapons, characters and equipment.
The “Call of Duty” franchise has several versions. The latest, “Modern Warfare 3″ raked in a record $775 million worldwide in its first five days after being introduced last year.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these chat apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94