Cross-Generation Call of Duty: Ghosts Announced

by on May 2, 2013

It’s been confirmed. Activision’s marquee name will be back on November 5. Announced as a cross-generation title, Call of Duty: Ghosts will be available on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at launch, with next generation consoles also seeing the title release on their respective platforms at a later, undefined release date. There was no mention of the game coming to Wii U.

The game will feature a brand new engine that has been built with the next generation in mind, whilst also having a brand new story, characters and setting. Infinity Ward’s executive producer Mark Rubin was quick to point out that continuing the Modern Warfare series would have been the easy option for the studio:

“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. 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.”

A live-action trailer was released in tandem with the announcement and although there is no gameplay featured, the hype video finishes with the reveal that we’ll see something at Microsoft’s next-gen event on May 21. Microsoft and Activision’s working relationship in this generation has seen timed-exclusive DLC on Xbox 360, so we may very well see something similar with the Durango.

What do you think? Are you excited for a Call of Duty game that seems like it might change things up a bit? Let us know in the comments section, below.