Due to diminishing interest, Tencent has stated that Call of Duty Online would be discontinued. Fans are being encouraged to switch to Call of Duty: Mobile as a free alternative.
It has been a huge hit in China, but due to a slew of troubles and the surge in popularity of CoD: Mobile, the game has been officially shut down in the country.
Call of Duty Online has been a huge hit in China, but due to a slew of troubles and the surge in popularity of CoD: Mobile, the game has been officially shut down in the country.
It’s a popular game in China since its official introduction in 2015, is one entry in the high-profile first-person shooter genre that many gamers may not be aware of.
The game featured a combination of fan-favorite content from prior Call of Duty games, similar to how CoD: Mobile is now.
While Call of Duty Online has long been the most popular series title in China, the game’s creators have decided it’s time to move on and promote Call of Duty: Mobile to the market.
Activision has contacted SBMM Warzone, according to a tweet from the account. SBMM Warzone has been accused of violating the Call of Duty: Warzone terms of service by using its API to provide in-depth stats to gamers, according to Activision.
However, a number of factors have led to the formal announcement that Call of Duty Online will be discontinued in China, with users being directed to CoD: Mobile.
The letter states that the squad has until Monday to comply, according to several tweets from the SBMM account. Activision wants to “ensure their players’ privacy,” according to the letter.
SBMM Warzone’s response is that they feel that by partnering, they will be able to ensure privacy (under GDPR rulings). They’ve requested Activision to contact them in order to find a solution that “fits everyone,” according to their tweets.
“Most importantly, we don’t want to disappoint the community that has come to rely on us to keep track of their Warzone matches,” they continued.
Activision Blizzard Inc., the maker of “Call of Duty,” has closed its single distribution hub in the United States, the firm announced Wednesday.
According to Ahmad, the decision by Tencent to announce the upcoming shutdown of Call of Duty Online in China was based on declining income and a lack of renewal for the franchise’s license from Activision.
In a December letter to clients, PiperJaffray analyst Michael Olson wrote, “It’s clear to us (and many others) that console games will be 100 percent digital in the future, but the timeframe of this is hard to estimate.”
“It’s crucial to remember that, even as the trend toward 100 percent digital complete game purchases continues, the growth of digital add-on material continues; the benefit of digital add-on material is that it both increases the digital mix and generates incremental revenue.”
Following a 2012 beta, Call of Duty Online was published in 2015 with the goal of helping Call of Duty break into the Chinese market.
The brand had traditionally suffered due to pricing and distribution restrictions, but the free-to-play version has done well with international audiences. The game is officially coming to an end after six years of service.