Remember Call of Duty Online (COD Online)? If not, I don’t blame you, as the game never got out of China. For those not familiar with the game, it’s a free-to-play shooter developed by Raven Software and Activision Shanghai that launched a beta version way back in 2012, before launching in China (exclusively) in 2015.
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It looks like the rest of the world won’t be able to play COD Online, as Activision is shutting down the game by the end of August! The reason cited was declining revenue and lack of renewal from Activision, which isn’t surprising given how popular Call of Duty: Warzone has been, and is possibly the biggest free-to-play game in Activision’s portfolio.
Not only that, but Call of Duty Mobile (COD Mobile) has also gotten to be very big, too, so I can see why Activision wouldn’t want a separate F2P Call of Duty game to maintain when you have those two titles being worked on already.
Aside from the two Call of Duty games, we are also getting a new entry in the franchise later this year, which is rurmored to be once again based on World War 2.