“I think we look at the Call of Duty Online game in China on its own merit as a great opportunity,” he explained.
“That’s not to say that we won’t gain learnings about how it works in the micro-transaction-based format for the game.
Call of Duty Online could eventually release in other territories, Activision has hinted.
Responding to questions from investors, Activision’s Eric Hirshberg said that the game’s micro-transaction formula could be relevant in other regions.
“And there are a few other regions where that would be very relevant… but we certainly are not ready to announce any plans in that regard.”
During the same financial call, it was revealed that Call of Duty: Elite premium subscribers topped 2.3 million and that the service had 12 million registered users.
It was also revealed that Call of Duty DLC sales were down on recent years, which led to Hirshberg hinting at a new approach to delivering content.
Call of Duty Online was announced for China last month.
Funded by micro-transactions, it will feature numerous maps and game modes, as well as an original story told through Spec Ops missions.
It was seemingly confirmed when Kotick spoke about a digital-only service during an investors’ call in 2011.
The company launched the subscription-based Call of Duty Elite alongside last year’s Modern Warfare 3
[via Digital Spy]