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Call of Duty: Ghosts Targets PS3 on 5th November, PS4 Version Employs New Engine

Posted by Sammy Barker

All-new characters, all-new story, all-new world

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.

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User Comments (10)



ShogunRok said:

Am I the only one who, after seeing all those lovely crafted war masks, thought the soldier with the tacky balaclava at the end was really, really lame?



get2sammyb said:

It was predictable, but this is a big coup for Microsoft's Xbox event. They don't really need to show anything else, and the mainstream media will go nuts over the "next Call of Duty for the next Xbox". Cleverly, they're also now going to have Activision pimping the reveal event because it'll be the first opportunity for people to see the new CoD.

@ShogunRok Haha, now that you mention it...



WCamicase said:

I seriously can't give a sh*t ._.

I hope this doesn't sound mean or anything but I'm hoping that FPS's will die out a bit next gen, every game is always the same crap with different visuals



tulaib_100 said:

this, forza, respawns new xbox exlusive, please be excited for 21st may ... not that i am excited i dun want them to beat sonys feb ps4 meeting showing



rjejr said:

So is this what you were worried about in yesterday's Opinion piece?

I honestly don't bother keeping track of all the FPS games, but I do recall the COD launch last year sold like a hundred gazillion copies and made gazillions of $ so I guess it's a big deal. Or maybe THE biggest deal?

Still, seems like it's multiplat so no worries here. Wonder if it's WiiU bound? Poor poor WiiU, it's 1 year head start seemingly wasting away.



ViciousDS said:

I like CoD to be honest despite its same gameplay over and over. If I got sick of crap like shooters I would have stopped playing every need for speed so long ago. I just want something new and I'll be watching the ghost reveal just to see what they do this time around. Black Ops 2 to me was very refreshing just like the original black ops, however i couldn't stand WaW, MW2 or MW3. But new characters, new world, and story. However this new world thing is what I'm interested in, I would love some Civil War in modern day and run underground metro areas.....

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