Call of Duty Online heading to open beta in China early 2015

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Activision's venture into the Chinese market will see its free to play Call of Duty receive an open beta in Q1 2015.

Activision is planning to launch an unlimited beta for Call of Duty Online in China during the first quarter of 2015.

Call of Duty Online is a free to play PC title which will include microtransactions, and is due for release exclusively in the Chinese market.

Activision are working in conjunction with one of China's largest investment holding companies - Tencent Holdings Limited. Tencent own a majority stake in League of Legends creators Riot Games, so they're no stranger to the world of free to play.

The release of Call of Duty Online in China could help Activision break into the larger free to play market of China.

This announcement came as part of the publisher's latest quarterly earnings call to investors. The company also announced that its new Destiny IP helped to earn it $753 million last quarter, as well as announcing that work on future expansions and even a sequel has begun.

A Call of Duty Online trailer is below, if you're curious.

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