Activision Blizzard Inc. this week announced a partnership with Tencent Holdings Limited to release Call of Duty Online to China.
Under the agreement, Tencent, a leading internet service provider in China, holds an exclusive license to operate Call of Duty Online in mainland China. The game is free-to-play and monetized through the sales of in-game items.
Call of Duty Online is an online-based version of the first-person shooter franchise that will include the ability to personalize their weapons, characters and equipment. In addition, users can purchase enhancements to their weapons, gear, and perks built for the Chinese market.
Finally, the title is said to include an original story of Special Operations missions based in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare universe and a variety of game modes.
Activision Blizzard this Nov. will release Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 to consoles and the PC.