Call of Duty: Ghosts coming to next-gen Xbox, PS4, and current-gen consoles
by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, May 1, 2013 10:00AM PDT
Updated with more official details and comments from Activision.
Lo and behold, the rumors are true. Activision has gone to Twitter to confirm that Call of Duty: Ghosts is, indeed, this year's entry in the long-running COD franchise. The tweet describes the game as "the next generation of Call of Duty."
According to Activision, Ghosts will be powered by a "new, next-gen Call of Duty engine," likely the DirectX 11 engine leaked last year. In addition to PS4 and next Xbox versions, Ghosts will also be available on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Those versions will be available on November 5th. (Next-gen consoles have yet to be dated.)
While many speculated that Ghosts would be related to the Modern Warfare franchise, Activision's official description calls the new game "a riveting all-new gameplay experience built on an entirely new story, setting and cast of characters."
"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," Mark Rubin, executive producer at Infinity Ward, said in a press release. "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."
It appears Activision's close relationship with Microsoft will continue with Ghosts, as the publisher promises an "exclusive first look" at the game during the reveal of the next Xbox.