It’s a new year, and that means a new Call of Duty title. This year is a bit special though as it’s a transition year into next-gen consoles. The folks at Infinity Ward are taking full advantage of that fact with a new Call of Duty game coming to next-gen consoles.
Activision and Infinity Ward announced today that Call of Duty: Ghosts is the next title in the first-person shooter franchise. Many thought that Infinity Ward would continue with a fourth entry in the Modern Warfare storyline, but Ghosts is an entirely new story. The game is also being built with an entirely brand new engine to take advantage of next-gen consoles. That’s only a good thing as the Modern Warfare engine was starting to show its age around Modern Warfare 2.
To top off the announcement, Activision has also released a new trailer for the title. As is customary, no gameplay is present. Instead, we get a live-action trailer full of angry men wearing masks that make them look even angrier.
Infinity Ward also announced that it will be showing off the first gameplay demo of the title at Microsoft’s next Xbox event on May 21. With that in mind, it’s a pretty safe bet that Microsoft has secured more exclusive Call of Duty content to ensure that those who play Call of Duty on the Xbox 360 continue to do so on the next Xbox.
Call of Duty: Ghosts will be available on the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS4 and the next Xbox on November 5. There’s no mention of the Wii U in the announcement, but you shouldn’t read too much into that just yet.