"An All-New Call Of Duty World"
Following weeks of leaks and rumours, Activision have finally officially confirmed that Call Of Duty: Ghosts will release on November 5th for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Developed by Infinity Ward, Ghosts promises to offer an "all-new" story, characters and Call Of Duty experience running on a brand new engine designed to bridge this generation and the next - which means both the PS4 and Microsoft's mysterious machine.
We've got a vague reveal teaser trailer and more details below.
"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," gushes Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg. "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," added Infinity Ward's Mark Rubin. "But we're not resting on our laurels."
"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."
Call Of Duty: Ghosts will be fully unveiled at Microsoft's next-gen reveal event on May 21st, which is rather telling to put it mildly. You can also now pre-order it, but for the life of me, I can't see why you would before seeing any gameplay or anything concrete whatsoever. Seriously.
We'll find out more soon enough, but until then, what do you want from Activision's "all-new" shooter? And, indeed, how "new" do you expect it to be?