As expected, Activision has taken the wraps off of Call of Duty Ghosts, the next installment in the wildly popular shooter series. Infinity Ward is making the game for a November 5 release on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. It’s also confirmed for the next Xbox and will make an appearance at Microsoft’s reveal for the Xbox successor on May 21.
The developer said that it will have an entirely new story, setting, and cast of characters. All of these will be powered by a next-gen engine. Although they didn’t show any gameplay or graphics, a live action trailer was released to highlight the significance of masks.
More details are expected at Microsoft’s Xbox event on May 21.
The Call of Duty series has radically transformed the gaming industry in both creative and technical ways. It pioneered several changes in game mechanics and business models. Nabil explores the various ways it has had an effect on the gaming industry, and wonders if the impact it has made is good in the long-term or not.
The gaming industry has come a long way from the days of vector graphics and 8-bit sound effects. The Call of Duty series is a testament to how grand the industry has gotten over the years. With an estimated worth of around 6 billion dollars and having sold about 115 million copies worldwide, it is one of the biggest franchises in the gaming industry. Despite huge revenues, the creative and innovative growth of the industry has stunted in recent years and various companies are following the trend set by Call of Duty of making games more cinematic and action-oriented.
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It’s been five years since the original Call of Duty was released exclusively on PC. The game will make itself available to PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers later this year when it arrives on PlayStation Store and Xbox Live Arcade.
As the game isn’t officially announced yet, it is not known when the port will hit or what enhancements it will include.
Finally a solid release date for the highly anticipated Call of Duty sequel Modern Warfare 2: the game will be released on November 10, as announced by Infinity Ward at the GDC Choice Awards.
A very cryptic teaser trailer was released. Check it out below.
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Activision sent out word that the first downloadable multiplayer map pack for Call of Duty: World at War will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 on March 19. The PC release is said to be “coming soon”.
The pack will introduce four new maps to the shooter, one of which is for the Nazi Zombie survival mode. Below is the trailer showing it off.
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Seeing as how popular the zombie-themed bonus level for Call of Duty: World at War is, Treyarch has announced that the next downloadable map pack for the game will include more zombie content.
“Yes, there will be a new wave of undead coming soon and–while we appreciate everyone’s concern (and we don’t condone vandalism)–we assure you that these zombies will only be found in the Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack," wrote a Treyarch community manager on the game’s official forums.
As expected, no release date or pricing details were offered.
Expanding your purchase options, Call of Duty: World at War is now available on Steam.
Developed by Treyarch, the game is now selling like hotcakes across all regions. It can be bought for $49.95, the same price as retail.
Surprising everyone, Treyarch’s Call of Duty: World at War has sold more than double on Call of Duty 4’s first week of UK sales.
The game hit two more platforms than its predecessor – PS2 and Wii – and has become a blockbuster hit across all platforms, including PS3, Xbox 360, PC, DS and PSP.
Neither sales figures nor per-console breakdown was provided for the game’s sales.
Series creator Infinity Ward is now working on Call of Duty 6 for release sometime next year.