‘Call Of Duty: Ghosts’ Debuts In November
Call of Duty: Ghosts, which delivers a new take on the popular Call of Duty franchise, will hit the shelves on Nov. 5 for PS3, Xbox 360, and new systems the PS4 and the Xbox One.
During the unveiling of the Xbox One in Redmond, Wash., yesterday, Activision teased the new game with in-game footage of the first-person shooter series. It was the first glimpse the public has had of the new installment.
"It's a heavily destroyed America, not quite post-apocalyptic, (and) you are the underdog now," said executive producer Mark Rubin. With Ghosts, you get an experience "you hadn't seen before in a Call of Duty game, being sort of a resistance [fighter], against superior forces and relying on basically yourself, instead of advanced technology and overall numbers. … It's a new world, a new story, new characters and a new [game] engine."
Choosing to make Call of Duty: Ghosts instead of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 was thought to be a risk by many. Avid fans of the Modern Warfare series are invested and likely interested in another sequel. But some in the gaming industry think it’s the right time for a fresh take on the franchise. "A year of new consoles and hopefully new ideas, having a Call of Duty with a new name after the colon feels right," says Stephen Totilo, editor in chief at game industry news site Kotaku.com.
The action of the game takes place sometime in the future; roughly 10 years after a world event that sees America lose its super power status. The protagonist, played by the gamer, is accompanied by his brother throughout the series. The two join the army together and fight for their country’s survival. A military dog will also be a companion to the player.
Watch the official trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts below: