Activision is aiming to refresh its blockbuster first-person franchise later this year with Call of Duty: Ghosts. The title – which has been the source of much speculation for weeks now – will officially release on the PlayStation 3 on 5th November. Meanwhile, a PlayStation 4 version will deploy on an unspecified date.
According to official documentation released by the publisher, the next generation version will boast an all-new engine. Famously, the franchise has been built using the same technology since 2005. As such, it feels appropriate that the sequel’s in production at series creator Infinity Ward. “[The studio] is going all-in to create the next generation of Call of Duty worthy of the world's greatest fan,” said Activision’s Eric Hirshberg.
The first footage of the game will be shown during Microsoft’s next Xbox reveal event. Expect the platform holder to confirm that it has extended its DLC relationship with the franchise, too. We suspect that additional details, trailers, and information will be released in the run up to E3.
“Everyone was expecting us to make Modern Warfare 4, which would have been the safe thing to do,” said Mark Rubin, executive producer at 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.”
You can pre-order the title right now if you want to. Assuming that you’re still not convinced, though, feel free to unmask the teaser trailer embedded below, and let us know if you’re looking forward to more Call of Duty in the comments section.