Activision officially announced yesterday on May 1 the next installment in the “Call of Duty” series from Infinity Ward, “Call of Duty: Ghosts.” After multiple hints and a retailer leak last week, suspicions about Infinity Ward’s next game have been confirmed and it doesn’t look like players will be picking things up where they left off with Captain Price at the end of “Modern Warfare 3.” Mark Rubin, Infinity Ward executive producer, had this to say:
“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.”
While some may have been looking forward to “Modern Warfare 4,” a new direction for the series will definitely be a welcome change to a series that has been criticized for becoming too stale. What changes will be made are still the subject of much speculation, but fans of the series will no doubt just be happy that there is more to come for “Call of Duty.” Eric Hirshberg, the Activision Publishing CEO, provided much support for Infinity Ward’s next chapter in the series and had this to say:
“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. 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.”
Not much else is known about “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” but Activision hints that more will soon be revealed at the unveiling of the next generation of Xbox on May 21. “Call of Duty: Ghosts” will be available for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC as well as next generation consoles on Nov. 5. Check back in the coming weeks for more news on Xbox and the next generation of gaming.