Call of Duty: Ghosts is out now; here’s our Call of Duty: Ghosts review.
Surprising very few people, Activision will be releasing a new Call of Duty this year. It, as expected, will be called Call of Duty: Ghosts and, unfortunately, is not a return to their 1984 Ghostbusters game.
A few details have been announced, Infinity Ward are finally moving to a new engine (they’ve been reusing the same engine since 2005’s Call of Duty 2) and they’re aiming to release the game on 5 November.
You can see from the below teaser that Ghosts is a coy thing and not yet ready to show its goods to the prying eyes of the internet masses:
In a press release scraped for quotes by VG247, Infinity Ward’s executive producer Mark Rubin said “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,” at which point no one interjected to say that everyone was expecting them to make another Call of Duty, the subtitle is not particularly important, not unless the format of Ghosts is so radically different from the linear, heavily-scripted play style of the past five Call of Duties that keeping the franchise name in there is merely a courtesy – then, at that point, Activision will have surprised us.
Well, I do come across as bitter, don’t I?
To counteract the above bitterness slightly, I thoroughly enjoy Black Ops 2’s multiplayer. As a franchise, the games have developed a clear tone that no other game quite shares. I don’t have a problem with them iterating only slightly on the multiplayer each generation, sports games have been doing that for years, and Call of Duty’s multiplayer is a sport. It is the singleplayer I can’t stand, it brings me no pleasure to play such a scripted campaign.
“We saw the console transition as the perfect opportunity to start a new chapter for Call of Duty,” continues Rubin. “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.”
That sharing will take place on 21 May during the reveal of the next Xbox.