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Call of Duty: Ghosts Confirmed for PC, Consoles

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Looks like we found the first game to hit next month during E3 2013: the latest installment in the Call of Duty series. Activision confirmed Call of Duty: Ghosts on Wednesday, promising an all-new gameplay experience built on an entirely new story, setting and cast of characters.

Developed by Infinity Ward, the game will use a new, next generation Call of Duty engine that redefines the series for the next generation.

"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," said Mark Rubin, executive producer of developer 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. We can't wait to share them with our community."

What those new ideas and experiences will be is unknown at this point, but the game is expected to be based on Simon "Ghost" Riley, the British soldier last seen in Modern Warfare 2. The only additional information available for now is a teaser trailer called "Masked Warriors" on the Call of Duty: Ghosts website that says "there are those that wear masks to protect us all." There's no in-game footage, but examples of different warriors and soldiers wearing masks instead. The voice-over guy even sounds like Batman.

The first appearance of Call of Duty: Ghosts will be during Microsoft's Xbox: the Next Generation Revealed on May 21 at 10 a.m. PDT on Xbox.com, Xbox LIVE or SPIKE TV. The game will undoubtedly make a personal appearance during E3 2013 in June, and then will hit retail shelves on November 5 for Windows PC, the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, and the next-gen systems.

“Infinity Ward set the gold standard for first-person action for a generation, and they’re going to do it again with Call of Duty: Ghosts,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “Ghosts delivers an all-new story, all-new characters, an all-new Call of Duty world, all powered by a next generation Call of Duty engine, which is a leap forward for the franchise. Infinity Ward is going all-in to create the next generation of Call of Duty worthy of the world’s greatest fans.”

Potential fans can pre-order the game now at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Toys'R'Us for $59.99 USD. Those who order from GameStop will receive an exclusive limited edition two-sided poster --  GameStop PowerUp Rewards members will even get an exclusive Call of Duty: Ghosts themed weapon camo that can be used in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

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    xomm , May 2, 2013 10:31 AM
    "brand new characters"
    ...
    oh look, it's the skull mask guy again...
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    Soda-88 , May 2, 2013 10:26 AM
    Quote:
    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

    Joke of the year
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    Avus , May 2, 2013 10:06 AM
    I stopped playing CoD after Modern Warfare 1.
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  • 13 Hide
    Avus , May 2, 2013 10:06 AM
    I stopped playing CoD after Modern Warfare 1.
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    mobrocket , May 2, 2013 10:25 AM
    COD is one of those games, that the freaks only play that game and no other game till the next COD comes out
    They think its revolutionary, because they know nothing else
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    Soda-88 , May 2, 2013 10:26 AM
    Quote:
    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

    Joke of the year
  • 22 Hide
    xomm , May 2, 2013 10:31 AM
    "brand new characters"
    ...
    oh look, it's the skull mask guy again...
  • 11 Hide
    greghome , May 2, 2013 10:32 AM
    " promising an all-new gameplay experience"
    I laughed so hard my stomach hurts
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    slomo4sho , May 2, 2013 10:44 AM
    Innovation in FPS... right... Half-life still provides better game play than CoD
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    spartanmk2 , May 2, 2013 11:53 AM
    Hey guys! Its the PC/Console version of that TV show "Deadliest Warrior"!
    /lame.
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    chechak , May 2, 2013 12:01 PM
    i hope single is good ...so these guys work like ghostbusters but with guns :D 
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    shikamaru31789 , May 2, 2013 12:11 PM
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    COD is one of those games, that the freaks only play that game and no other game till the next COD comes out
    They think its revolutionary, because they know nothing else


    I think that's a really unfair generalization. Just because someone enjoys playing CoD doesn't mean it's the only game they play, nor that they think it's revolutionary. Take me for example, my game library consists of over 50 games, ranging from 1991 to today, yet I still play CoD and enjoy it. CoD multiplayer is easy to do good at, easy to pickup and play for just a few games (less of a warmup time than other FPS's), and it's just an all around good way to kill some time. I play things like CoD multiplayer and MMO's to waste some time between good singleplayer games. I also play CoD because alot of my more casual gamer friends play it, and any game is alot more fun when you're playing with friends.
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    senkasaw , May 2, 2013 12:13 PM
    I played CoD once. (...I'm...pretty sure that's what it was...)
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    shikamaru31789 , May 2, 2013 12:28 PM
    I think some people are being really unfair to Infinity Ward. They once made really good games, CoD 4 has a 94 rating from critics and an 8.6 from users on Metacritic. Yeah, they started letting Activision have too much control of the franchise, and yes, most of the studio is gone now. But the new Infinity Ward seems eager to prove themselves and make up prior disappointments to fans. We've got a new engine with better graphics, something people have been asking for for several games now. The leak awhile back which seems to be legitimate, (because the leaker knew the Ghosts title more than a month in advance), said that they were adding new gameplay mechanics like leaning around corners, sliding, and prone rolling, that they were working on somewhat larger maps (but still small enough to keep the arcade shooter feel), and that they were even working on limited destructible environments in multiplayer (limited so that idiots with rpg's couldn't destroy whole important sections of the map).
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    Console_Gamer , May 2, 2013 12:41 PM
    i think the real issue is that there are many games that are similar, but most haters are going to not like the COD series (Infinity Ward not Treyarch) because they are usually the fanboys to classics of Counter Strike or Battlefield. I played them all and I personally enjoy Counter Strike the most but COD 2 and 4 were my favorites of the series. I like the speed that those two games had; i missed that in the game and feel as if they went away from that. The game(s) have become complicated with too many "perks" and "killstreaks". I personally prefer them without it like the good old days of COD 2.
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    CarolKarine , May 2, 2013 12:57 PM
    the new engine might be interesting on a technical standpoint. but that's all I see that won't be rehashing.
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    happyballz , May 2, 2013 2:59 PM
    Screw EA and Activision.

    I am surprised Tom's didn't publish news that Activision CEO is the 2nd highest paid CEO this year ...apparently worth $64.9 million, mostly in stock bonds but what difference does that make? Greedy bastards with cookie cutter games every year.
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    agentbb007 , May 2, 2013 3:22 PM
    Let the negative comments begin... I for one always look forward to every new COD, heck I get excited every time a new FPS comes out. I'm just a chill kinda person unlike 95% of the people who comment on the internet.
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    lpedraja2002 , May 2, 2013 6:50 PM
    I think that what would make this game epic is if you were playing with actual ghosts who failed on their missions as soldiers and their spirits can't rest until they achieve something of equal value.
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    aggroboy , May 2, 2013 8:04 PM
    So... another series of heavily-scripted FPS gameplay
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    NuclearShadow , May 3, 2013 7:34 AM
    I look forward to not playing this.