As previously rumored, the next entry in the blockbuster Call of Duty franchise is called Call of Duty: Ghosts. Activision today announced the first-person military shooter, and confirmed that it will arrive on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the PC on November 5. No Wii U version was mentioned, but Activision unsurprisingly revealed that the game will arrive on “next generation platforms” on an unspecified date. That means PlayStation 4 and whatever the next Xbox is called.
The game may have a special focus on Microsoft’s new console in particular, as the publisher noted that it will give an “exclusive first look” at the shooter at the Xbox reveal event scheduled for later this month. Call of Duty has had DLC arrive on the Xbox 360 before other consoles in the past, so it’s possible that a similar partnership between Activision and Microsoft will carry on into the next generation.
Details on the game itself are still scarce, though Modern Warfare maker Infinity Ward was confirmed for development duty. Activision claims that Ghosts will provide an “all-new” story, game world and cast of characters, though it’d be easy to be skeptical of such claims given that Call of Duty has become known more for its iteration than its innovation over the years. More specifics will arrive in the coming weeks.
Either way, both Activision and Infinity Ward say that the next-generation versions of Ghosts will be powered by a brand new game engine. Infinity Ward executive producer Mark Rubin also called Ghosts a “new sub-brand” for the franchise, so perhaps the pieces are falling into place for Activision to get the next generation’s equivalent to Modern Warfare up and running.
A brief and vague teaser for the game was released alongside the announcement, which can be found above. Those eager to get in on the shooting early can pre-order Ghosts today at various retailers.