The New Call Of Duty Is Coming To Current And Next-Gen Consoles

Activision's annual blockbuster military shooter returns in November with Call of Duty: Ghosts. In addition to this debut teaser trailer, the game is getting an "exclusive first look" at Microsoft's event for the next-generation Xbox on May 21.

In a news release, Call of Duty: Ghosts was announced for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC and "will also be available for next generation platforms", which would include the PS4. No mention was made of a Wii U version.

The game is back in the hands of the series' creator, Infinity Ward. "Everyone was expecting us to make Modern Warfare 4, which would have been the safe thing to do," Mark Rubin, the studio's executive producer, said in a statement. "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."

Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft's Xbox division, joined the statement released by Activision, saying that Call of Duty "has firmly established its home on the Xbox 360 with the game's largest and most engaged community."

If Call of Duty is going on stage with Microsoft on May 21, that probably means Respawn Entertainment's shooter — rumoured to be a next Xbox exclusive — won't be revealed at the same event, as that would make for a palpably awkward appearance. Respawn was started by the Infinity Ward founders Vince Zampella and Jason West in 2010, after an acrimonious departure from Activision that culminated in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit settled a year ago this month.

Still, having close ties to both Call of Duty and a rival is a plus for Microsoft, said to be behind on producing its own content for the new console.

Here is the PC version's box art:


Comments

    New engine! Finally!

      Indeed, this has me interested now reading that.

        Considering the last engine, we may just see 720p 50fps... on ps4 :P No doubts about 1080p 60fps on the next Xbox though.

          FANBOY ALERT!!!

            I'm not a fanboy to any console or platform, although today if you say anything, someone calls you one. But the current cod engine runs at lower resolution and frame rate on PS3, so its not too far to bet that this will be the case again next generation, if not for anything other than optimization. And if I did buy a cod game... It would be on pc...

      console

      meh

        Arrogant PC master race comment... meh.

          bow down

          arrogant is better than stagnant and low expectations

          Last edited 03/05/13 11:09 am

    More Call of Duty. Not hugely interested, engaged, or invested in this one. Although any news and footage of the next-gen in action piques my interest, so I guess I'll keep a half eye on it.

      Oh, and a November release date. Can we assume the next generation consoles will be on shelves by then?

        In America yes. No hope in hell of seeing the next-next gen this side of the equator in 2013..

          Really, I thought all things have been pointing towards a 2013 release date worldwide?

    Call of Duty “has firmly established its home on the Xbox 360 with the game’s largest and most engaged community.”

    Of foul mouthed, 12 year olds.

      I liked call of duty and my xbox live, but I think it might be time for me to finally move back to the PC. Precisely for this reason..

        12 year olds on PC too dude. Just mute them FFS! Like it's that hard...

          Good point. I also like the look of a lot of PC games at the moment, so maybe that's my reason. Also, what does Facial Feminization Surgery have to do with anything?

            i play on pc

            you just have foul mouthed 16 year olds who have this obsession with playing stupid music through their mics or repeating the same phrases or noises over and over again

            so not really foul mouthed, but idiotic

            When i used to play CS, we had voice chat, but never this problem of idiots...wth happened...

          Indeed. I found once I actually muted people in multiplayer games it became a LOT more tolerable. I only un-mute my friends now. I really don't see why people piss and whine now. The only game I don't mute in is DayZ, in that I keep proximity chat on.

      At this point, comments like this are bullshit.

      Party chat has basically made voice activity on Live as barren as it is on PSN.

    I see 2 Stormtrooper helmets in that graphic! Woo!

    Maybe if this one has a somewhat less "shooter on rails" campaign that lasts more than 5 hours, I'll give it a try. If not, welp.

      every call of duty has been a rail shooter...what are you expecting?

      maybe COD in Space will have sandbox spaceships...no wait, it will probably be a quicktime sequence or rail shooter as well

        Hey, listen, I'm trying to be optimistic.

    Is it really Infinity Ward when more than half the team has been fired and replaced...?

    I wonder when CoD will die and Activision will move onto their next victim.

    We can bury CoD next to Guitar Hero.

    After playing battlefield with its dedicated servers I just can't go back to the migrating hosts crap served up by cod games. Makes for a horrible experience really. Won't be buying anymore cod games unless it changes.

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