Activision and Tencent have confirmed Call of Duty Online via the microtransaction-based title's first trailer.
The latter studio is handling the development duties for the PC title, with the company also creating Crytek's free-to-play shooter Warface. However, the former has only been confirmed for a release in China so far.
Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, expressed his delight in working with Tencent:
"We are very excited about our relationship with Tencent and the opportunities for gaming in China. We think China is one of the most exciting places in the world for us to grow our business and to develop innovative new games.
"Tencent is an ideal partner for Activision to bring Call of Duty Online to China. Tencent has a terrific track record of customer-focused innovation and deep market knowledge that will be invaluable to Activision as we build great games for China."
Meanwhile, president of Tencent Martin Lau said:
"We are thrilled to work with the world’s premiere game developer and publisher to bring this much-awaited title to Chinese game players. We believe Call of Duty Online will attract tens of millions of loyal fans in China, and our game platform and operational expertise to run massive multi-player online games can provide strong support to deliver the immersive and highly interactive game experience to game players in China."
Call of Duty Online was first confirmed to be in development back in February 2011, with Activision publishing boss Eric Hirshberg making mention of the title in a financial call.