By John Gaudiosi
Video Game Reviews
9:30 AM EDT, September 30, 2013
Prepare for the next installment of "Call of Duty." 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" delivers a riveting gameplay experience built on an entirely new story, setting and cast of characters, all powered by a new "Call of Duty" engine that redefines the series.
"Infinity Ward set the gold standard for first-person action . . . and they're going to do it again with 'Call of Duty: Ghosts,'" said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing Inc. "'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."
"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," said Mark Rubin, executive producer of developer Infinity Ward. "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."
"We are consistently thrilled with the overwhelming response received from critics and consumers alike to the 'Call of Duty' series, which has firmly established its home on the Xbox 360 with the game's largest and most engaged community," said Don Mattrick, president of the interactive entertainment business at Microsoft. "With 'Call of Duty: Ghosts,' we have no doubt that our longtime partners, Activision and Infinity Ward, will raise the bar higher than ever before for this incredible franchise."
"There's no other video game property like 'Call of Duty,'" said Tony Bartel, president of GameStop. "It's the biggest game franchise on the planet that has had some of the biggest game entertainment launches in history. We are very excited for the launch of 'Call of Duty: Ghosts,' as we transition to next generation consoles."
For an exclusive first look at "Call of Duty: Ghosts," tune in to Xbox: the Next Generation Revealed at 10 a.m. PDT Tuesday, May 21, on Xbox.com and Xbox LIVE.
Fans can pre-order "Call of Duty: Ghosts" at retail outlets worldwide. The game will be released Nov. 5 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, and on PlayStation 4 and the new Xbox later this fall.
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