Posts Tagged ‘Call of Duty Ghosts’
There’s only 1 thing bigger than the announcement of the next installment in the massive Call of Duty franchise, it’s the first reveal of the multiplayer. To the delight of millions Infinity Ward have announced that they will be hosting a Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal next month.
The multiplayer features have long been an important aspect of the critically acclaimed franchise and Call of Duty: Ghosts is set to repeat that success with an impressive variety of new features. The event, held in Los Angeles, will be the first time the multiplayer mode has been shown to the general public in an extended context.
This is sure to be the talking point of the entire gaming community come next month so make sure you tune in on August 14th at 10:30am PDT to catch a slice of history in the making.
The Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer video will be streamed via the Xbox 360 dashboard and through various media outlets.
When you think of the wonder awaiting those brave enough to explore the next-generation, what comes to mind? It’s unlikely that the first thing you think of will be a Destiny Bird Simulator or a realistic fish simulator for Call of Duty: Ghosts, but they are both involved in the big talking point making the rounds at the moment. If you’re currently scratching your head in confusion I’ll do my very best to bring you up to speed.
During the slightly sketchy Xbox One reveal by Microsoft the next addition to the ever popular COD franchise was obviously going to make an appearance, and that it did. Despite showcasing some of the best features coming in Call of Duty: Ghosts many fans decided to hold on to one particular aspect of the reveal, the addition of realistic fish that move when the player approaches. To say this is a next-generation feature would be nothing short of complete garbage as even the oldest console games can boast fish that react to player movement. But anyway, that’s what a lot of people decided to take away from the reveal.
Moving on and critically acclaimed and award-winning developers Bungee revealed their upcoming project, Destiny. Already predicted to be one of the best titles available on both current and next-gen consoles, Destiny promises to reinvent the FPS genre with a heavy focus on social aspects and multiplayer play. I wouldn’t say both games are in direct competition as they are both approaching the FPS genre from a very different direction. However, that doesn’t stop Bungee from taking a slight dig at Call of Duty: Ghosts in a recent video commentary over the E3 reveal.
The obvious remark occurs a couple of minutes in but take a look at the video and see if the joke is as obvious to you as it is to me.
We may be a way off November 5th but that doesn’t stop Activision from cramming the hype train to its maximum capacity. The award-winning developers have just revealed details regarding a brand new pre-order incentive for fans of Call of Duty Ghosts. Available exclusively at GAME UK and GameStop Ireland, Call of Duty: Ghosts fans will unlock the Free Fall downloadable Bonus Map if they pre-order the game before release. Previously details on the map were scarce but Activison have stated that it will feature the brand new dynamic event system, giving players an ever-evolving map to experience.
Free Fall will see players battling it out in a falling skyscraper. The windows that once acted as an eye to the soaring skies now represent a deadly hazard as players explore the map with fragile glass underfoot. The once tall elevator shafts run in horizontal directions as the skyscraper continues to fall throughout the game, providing players with a real-time challenge. Will you adapt to the map changes or fall victim to the deadly decline in the structures stability?
“Dynamic map events change the way players approach the game, and Free Fall does a great job illustrating this new mechanic,” said Mark Rubin, executive producer at Infinity Ward. “As the match progresses, the geometry of the world continues to change and players need to adjust on the fly or else. It’s a really fun new feature that adds layers of strategy and constantly evolving gameplay options for players. And this is just one of the many new approaches we’re putting into Ghosts’ multiplayer across the board. There’s so much more that we look forward to sharing in the weeks to come.”
Accompanied by a brand new game engine, all new game features and a totally fresh storyline, Call of Duty: Ghosts is all ready to perform on par with its predecessors. The game will release on November 5th on all current platforms with next-generation dates yet to be revealed.
We’ve seen a number of leaks regarding the latest addition to the Call of Duty franchise over the last week weeks, but has the official reveal of Call of Duty: Ghosts proven the franchise is on its last legs? The official reveal trailer was released yesterday but it didn’t really have that epic feel that came with its predecessors. I usually have literally hundreds of emails from friends and fellow journalists discussing the latest installment but when I spoke to people, most of the fans weren’t even bothered about watching the new trailer.
Last week UK retailer Tesco accidentally leaked information about the next COD title, Call of Duty Ghosts. In yet another slip up they’ve revealed more information including the Call of Duty Ghosts release date. Tesco Direct, the popular online service for the UK retail giants, has republished an article that was previously removed after leaks regarding Call of Duty Ghosts came to light. Not only is the new post on the same page as its predecessor, but there’s also far more information available this time round.
The franchise that has defined a generation of gaming is set to raise the bar once again with the all-new Call of Duty®: Ghosts. Published by Activision and developed by Infinity Ward, the studio that created the original Call of Duty and the seminal Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® series, Call of Duty: Ghosts ushers in the next generation of the franchise, delivering a riveting all-new gameplay experience built on an entirely new story, setting and cast, all powered by a new next-generation Call of Duty engine.
So if the listing is to be believed we can expect a brand new story populated by new cast members and more importantly, a brand new next-generation game engine. A further leak was posted on a Spanish retailers website which featured similar information.
If the leaks are to be believed we can expect Call of Duty Ghosts to release on November 4th for Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Wii U, PC and the Playstation 3. What makes the release date more interesting is that the original leak placed it at December 30th 2013, a common placeholder for currently unannounced release dates.
Arguably one of the most anticipated titles of this year has been outed by the UK retailer Tesco. The popular supermarket chain recently added a post on their Tesco Direct website that included an Xbox 360 and PS3 listing as well as potential box art. However, since the ever-eager gaming press pounced on it the retailers have taken the listing offline. A surprise for many fans was seeing the Infinity Ward logo on the box art, giving credence to rumors that the popular Modern Warfare developer is making a return for this new aspect of the franchise. (more…)