Activision has announced and confirmed that the next edition to the Call of Duty franchise will be called Call of Duty: Ghosts. Activision has also stated that their new game will be revealed on May 21st at the world wide Xbox Reveal event. Currently there are few hard facts about the new game. Activision has, however, posted a grandiose teaser trailer on the Call of Duty website that depicts varying ancient warrior classes while talking about the importance of wearing masks. The teaser is a real time commercial and gives nothing away in terms of the game itself. The new Call of Duty had been expected to have been called call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 but we all know that there has been a divergence between the 2 titles and stories. Activision states, Call of Duty: Ghosts is meant to be the COD game for "the next generation."
The executive producer of Infinity Ward, Mark Rubin, stated "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." Sharing with the community is exactly what Activision did not do with their teaser. Activision has also been put on record stating that the game will feature, “a riveting all-new gameplay experience built on an entirely new story, setting and cast of characters, all powered by a new, next generation Call of Duty engine that redefines the series for the next generation.”
The only thing that we can really take away from the trailer is that Simon “Ghost” Riley from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will play some type of role. There seem to be two camps of thought concerning Riley. There are those who feel that since it essentially his face on the box that we can expect him to play a major role, possibly the main character. The other group of thought is that Riley will not play a major role and that his identity is being used to set a concept for another elite group of warriors.
It has also been rumored that the setting for Call of Duty: ghost will be in the future similar to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. If this is the case then we can expect that the weapons will be based on current technology but the story itself will be based on a fictional projection of current events. What we do know about this anticipated title is that it will be on full display May 21st and will hit the shelves on November 5th. For a look at the teaser trailer please visit the Call of Duty: Ghosts website.
Written by David Ausberry