Activision is partnering with Tencent in order to bring Call of Duty to mobiles in China. The game will be free-to-play, and brings together characters, maps, modes, and weapons from across the franchise. [Thanks, Business Wire!]
The title is being spearheaded by Tencent’s leading mobile studio Timi, and is set to come out in the coming months. Here’s a quote from Rob Kostich, EVP and GM of the Call of Duty franchise:
“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. 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.”
Here’s what Steven Ma, Senior Vice President of Tencent Holdings Ltd., had to say:
“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. 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.”
The Call of Duty mobile game is headed to China in the coming months.