Later this year, a new title in the Call of Duty series is set to be released, and chances are, tons of people will play it. No, I’m not referring to Call of Duty: Black Ops II; I’m talking about Call of Duty Online.
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Developed for over two years by an Activision studio based in Shanghai, Call of Duty Online is a free-to-play online shooter set to be released exclusively for PC in China. In a fashion similar to other free-to-play games, such as Battlefield Play4Free, the game will only charge users for customization options, extra weapons, and bonus maps. While the game will feature many of the multiplayer modes Call of Duty fans have come to know and love, it will also feature online-only cooperative Special Ops missions, complete with their own story. The game seems to be largely based on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare games; in the announcement trailer, which can be seen above, Modern Warfare 2‘s heartbeat sensor makes an appearance, as does Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare‘s Wet Work multiplayer map.
Call of Duty Online is currently only set for release in China, and is expected to enter beta testing later this year.
Source: USA Today