It’s announcement a little more than two years in the making, so here it is!
Santa Monica, CA and SHANGHAI – January 12, 2015 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), and Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading Internet services provider in China (SEHK: 00700), announced the launch of the public open beta for Call of Duty Online to hundreds of millions of Chinese gamers. Currently live across China, Call of Duty Online is a new free-to-play version of the blockbuster Call of Duty video game franchise that marks a historic first for the series, as the pop culture phenomenon expands to the world’s largest gaming market.
The development of Call of Duty Online has been led by veteran Call of Duty studio Raven Software. Inspired by the blockbuster, critically-acclaimed hits Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Black Ops universes, Call of Duty Online draws from these iconic experiences that have captivated millions of gamers around the world in an all-new Call of Duty experience, created exclusively for China.