Sections

Multiple China-related Call of Duty domains registered by Activision

Thursday, 28th June 2012 02:34 GMT By Matt Williams

Activision registered several new domains this week tying the Call of Duty series to China, including the likes of ModernWarfareChina.com and CallofDutyChina.com.

17 new domains were registered by Activision on June 25, through the internet brand protection company MarkMonitor. These included both China-related Call of Duty titles, as well as the English spelling of Chinese phrases.

The full list of registered domains, is as follows:

  • anheixingdong.com
  • anheixingdong.net
  • blackopschina.com
  • blackopschina.net
  • blackopsonline.net
  • bochina.net
  • callofdutychina.com
  • callofdutychina.net
  • heisexingdong.com
  • heisexingdong.net
  • jueshengshike.com
  • jueshengshike.net
  • modernwarfarechina.com
  • modernwarfarechina.net
  • modernwarfareonline.net
  • xiandaizhanzheng.com
  • xiandaizhanzheng.net

The exact reasoning for the registrations is unknown at present.

The next installment in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops II, is due for release on November 13. Part of the game will focus on a new cold war between China and the United States, set in 2025.

Thanks Fusible, via Shacknews.

Latest

5 Comments

  1. ejams

    Hm, maybe they’re finally trying to appeal to Asian audiences in some form or another?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. G1GAHURTZ

    Hmmm…

    One or two very dodgy looking domain names there.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. loveaya

    No doubt that Chinese goverment will force Activision to delete these domains~lol

    #3 2 years ago
  4. digmouse

    The biggest online multiplayer game service provider in China, Tencent, is running a countdown at http://omg.qq.com/. Considering the very familiar font and number used in this teaser site, this is definitely something about Call of Duty.
    On the other hand, there is a Call of Duty F2P MMO title under development at Activision Shanghai studio, and it was rumored to be run by Tencent in China last year.
    So based on these information, it is kinda safe to say, those domains are relevant to this Tencent annoucement, and it is most likely about a Call of Duty F2P title reveal.
    The teaser countdown ends on June 30th.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. AlchemyFire

    Call of Duty: Foxconn Apocalypse

    #5 2 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.