Activision Publishing Inc. and Tencent today announced a new partnership to bring a new free to play Call of Duty mobile game to China in the next few months.
Activision and Tencent have been working together over the last several years on Call of Duty Online for China, a free to play PC game that has been developed by Raven Software and combines the best of Call of Duty into one mashed-up game for the China audience.
Today’s announcement marks the first Call of Duty mobile game to come to China. The announcement says Tencent’s studio will be responsible for developing the new mobile game. Activision says the new Call of Duty mobile game for China will bring together all the favorite “Call of Duty characters, maps, modes and weapons from across the franchise” into one mobile experience.
The new free-to-play title delivers the definitive first-person action experience in an original, all-new Call of Duty mobile game, bringing together a collection of beloved Call of Duty characters, maps, modes and weapons from across the franchise. Tencent’s leading mobile studio is spearheading development drawing upon their vast mobile network and history of success making mobile first-person action titles. The title is scheduled to launch in the coming months.
“We’re working closely with one of Tencent’s top mobile studios, Timi, to develop a fun and original Call of Duty experience that delivers superb gameplay and mechanics to mobile players,” said Rob Kostich, EVP and GM, Call of Duty. “Call of Duty has been the leading first person action experience around the globe for years* and seeing that come to life on the mobile platform has been really exciting. We can’t wait for fans to play.”
“Tencent is thrilled to bring the No. 1 top-selling, console video game franchise globally eight of the last nine years to the millions of mobile game players in China,” said Steven Ma, SVP, Tencent Holdings Limited. “We are bringing together a vast array of characters, content and modes from across this great franchise into a new Call of Duty mobile game tailored to meet the interests and play styles of mobile players in China. We look forward to revealing the title soon and releasing the game in China in a few months.”
More information to come in the months ahead.