The people who publish Call of Duty have been talking about their plans to bring more players into the online multiplayer fold, specifically targeting Asian players. Today, Activision finally divulged some details on its Chinese Call of Duty plans.
Activision plans to follow the model made successful by countless MMOs and first-person shooters targeted at Asian players, making the unnamed Call of Duty spin-off a free-to-play, microtransaction-based online multiplayer game. That could mean bite-sized purchases of perks, weapons and maps for Chinese players, instead of using solely an experience-based progression system to unlock those items.
The Call of Duty business is also getting a "best in class online community" thanks to a newly established studio, Beachhead, announced by Activision today.