Call of Duty Headed to China

Activision Blizzard Inc. announced today that they are working in conjunction with China-based Internet service provider Tencent to bring Call of Duty Online to China.

The game has been developed specifically for online play and will debut on Tencent’s gaming platform. It will be free to play, but players will be able to buy upgrades for their loadouts and character customization as in-game purchases.

Tencent’s President Marin Lau expressed his excitement in the development, saying that he expects to see tens of millions of users logging in to Call of Duty online.

“We are very excited about our relationship with Tencent and the opportunities for gaming in China.” Said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard Inc,” CEO Bobby Kotic said of the matter. “We look forward to laying the foundation for a long-standing relationship with Tencent and to launching a new and unique experience for fans.”