“Prepare for the next generation of Call of Duty” say Activision. That can only mean on thing, right? Yes, Activision has today announced Call of Duty: Ghosts, a brand new addition to the mammoth series developed by Infinity Ward.
The words ‘next’ and ‘generation’ are used a lot, so we’re “guessing” Call of Duty: Ghosts will appear on the PlayStation 4 and next Xbox. Activision has also stated that Ghosts will feature an all-new gameplay experience built on an entirely new story, setting and cast of characters. With several Modern Warfare and Black Ops titles released, it makes sense that Activision and Infinity Ward are shaking things up a little.
“Infinity Ward set the gold standard for first-person action for a generation, and they’re going to do it again with Call of Duty: Ghosts,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “Ghosts delivers an all-new story, all-new characters, an all-new Call of Duty world, all powered by a next generation Call of Duty engine, which is a leap forward for the franchise. Infinity Ward is going all-in to create the next generation of Call of Duty worthy of the world’s greatest fans.”
“Everyone was expecting us to make Modern Warfare 4, which would have been the safe thing to do. But we’re not resting on our laurels,” said Mark Rubin, executive producer of developer Infinity Ward. “We saw the console transition as the perfect opportunity to start a new chapter for Call of Duty. So we’re building a new sub-brand, a new engine, and a lot of new ideas and experiences for our players. We can’t wait to share them with our community.”
It seems like Activision and Microsoft are going to keep their special Call of Duty relationship going, as we’ll all get an exclusive first look at Call of Duty: Ghosts at the Xbox Reveal event on 21st May.
“We are consistently thrilled with the overwhelming response received from critics and consumers alike to the Call of Duty series, which has firmly established its home on the Xbox 360 with the game’s largest and most engaged community,” said Don Mattrick, president of the interactive entertainment business at Microsoft. “With Call of Duty: Ghosts, we have no doubt that our longtime partners, Activision and Infinity Ward, will raise the bar higher than ever before for this incredible franchise.”
Interesting. Call of Duty: Ghosts will be coming to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on 5th November. Of course, it will be available on next generation platforms too. Check out the reveal trailer below, and let us know what you think.