Video games come in all shapes and sizes, but few are larger than a release such as Call of Duty. The Call of Duty series is one that just keeps going and going, with new releases every year expanding on your weapons and abilities as you take the war from the past to the future. When it comes to producing the games, there is no one with more experience than Infinity Ward, a company who are proud to announce that this year, they will release their next Call of Duty game.
Like many Television shows, the series started a while ago, with the series going against the popular Medal of Honour series with its historic shooter, Call of Duty in 2003. Followed by Call of Duty 2, in 2005, the series kicked off to a whole new level with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in 2007. With games released every two years, Sledgehammer games became the third studio to be added to the rotor, making three different studios releasing Call of Duty games year after year.
This year it’s back to the originals with Infinity Ward, so what could we expect from the company? With the modern warfare series behind them, the latest focus seems to be on their last release, Call of Duty Ghosts. Could we see a Ghosts 2 released this year? Only time will tell as we eagerly await more details
Activision have just revealed that there will now be a wave of new customisation options for their popular shooter Call of Duty: Ghosts. I’m sure there are more than a few of you out there that love the game, while I’m also sure there is a fair few of you that can’t stand it, but one think I do know is that most of you love being able to tweak and tune your character to your liking in video games.
With the new options in Call of Duty: Ghosts, players can now choose between four weapon Personalisation Packs, play as one of the Ghosts courtesy of the Special Characters pack or take to the stage as one of the most legendary Call of Duty heroes of all time with the Capt. Price Special Character and themed Personalisation Pack.
Personalisation Packs: Fight in style with the Ducky, Space Cats, Inferno and Circuit Personalisation Packs.
Special Characters: Intimidate your enemies as one of the Ghosts. Choose from Keegan, Merrick, Hesh and Elias.
Captain Price Legend Pack: Become one of the most legendary Call of Duty heroes of all time with the Capt. Price Special Character and themed Personalisation Pack.
Extra Slots Pack: Increase the number of Create-a-Soldier load out slots from 6 to 10 for each character.
More information on the game packs is available via the in-game store, which is obviously the place you can also obtain them. To celebrate the launch of the new features, Activision have released a new trailer for the Ghosts customisations items, check it out below.
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Usually when you hear about a Patch coming up, you think about fixes, improvements, better performance rating or eventually additional content. Well, this is not the case for the latest Call of Duty: Ghosts patch for Xbox One, since users are reporting performance drops after updating.
The Onslaught DLC along with its stability patch have degraded the performance for Microsoft’s latest next-gen console, leaing to slower framerate during cetrain points on the map. And as we all know it, framerate drops are the worst kind of issues anyone wants to face.
David Bierton from Digial Foundry has stated that when in the Stonehaven map, “it’s immediately obvious that things are not quite right. While the game does indeed hit 60fps in this stage, frame-rates are dramatically impacted when the whole level is in view, with metrics varying between 46-60fps as we run across the landscape. As frame-rates fall below the desired 60fps target, we also see the appearance of some screen-tear, adding some judder, making drops in smoothness more noticeable.”
It is also said that looking through the scope in certain points of the map, players could experience framerate drops as low as 30 FPS. Activision is expected to release a patch soon to fix the issue, though nobody knows how the buggy patch was released in the first place.
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Bad news can turn to good news sometimes. However, this is not the case here for Call of Duty: Ghosts fans, especially PS4 players. Activision announced that the Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC will not be released as previously announced, on February the 6th. Sony has been named responsible by publishing the incorrect date.
Earlier this week, Sony published that the PS4 version of Onslaught will be “available Thursday, 2/6 at Noon Pacific”, however Sony was prompt in responding to correct their mistake, as the Onslaught listing has been withdrawn as soon as Activision stated that the date attributed to the listing is incorrect.
In terms of finding out the actual release date for the update, Activition stated that players will be “duly informed”. This means that we will have to wait for an actual official release date to be revealed, and then actually wait for the date to arrive in order to get the DLC.
But since we are talking about games, where these kind of things are so common that you can start a betting agency for players to gamble on whether or not the
launch date will be pushed back or not, I don’t think there were player out there who weren’t expecting something like this. Though, it was left to about the very last-minute. What should we expect for future deadlines then? A statement at the exact second before the launch date for it to be pushed back again?
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Infinity Ward plans to release four new downloadable contents to its popular shooter game, Call of Duty: Ghosts. The information has been revealed via Infinity Ward’s Instagram account, having the message “Something menacing is coming Jan. 28. Get ready for the #Onslaught.” attached to a trailer preview.
The first DLC looks to be called Onslaught, where a new enemy is said to be introduced in Extinction mode in the shape of spiders, along with other maps named as Nightfall, Fog, Containment, Bayview and Ignition. There are also previews of a bonus Maverick AR and Sniper Rifle included as well.
Besides Onslaught, the other three DLCs are said to be named Devastation, Invasion and Nemesis. Taking a look at all four DLCs capital letter, it forms the word ‘ODIN’, the name of Thor’s father, which means war, battle, victory and death in Norse mythology.
The DLCs will be free to download for whoever owns a Season Pass which can be bought at a price of £34.99. The Onslaught DLC is set to release on February 28th on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, while Playstation and PC users will have to wait a while before it becomes available for the aforementioned platforms.
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Updates consist mostly of fixing broken bits and functions inside games, but there are some that bring drastic changes too. This is the case of the latest update for Call of Duty: Ghosts, which will bring the addition of a free new multiplayer mode named “Heavy Duty”, along with the obligatory patches and fixes to the multiplayer mode.
“Heavy Duty” mode aims to address a common complaint made by Call of Duty players: It’s too easy to get killed. The general consensus amongst gamers is that the person who shoots first normally comes out on top in all gunfights. In the new mode, all players will spawn with beefed-up health bars so they can take more punishment before going down, hopefully making gunfights more about strategy rather than the reflex tests that they are. Developers Infinity Ward are looking to collect feedback on the mode, so this is a chance for the players to make their voices heard.
The update is now live on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and PC. A patch for the Wii U has not yet been released and there is no word on when players will get the update on their console of choice.
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Hackers just can’t help themselves, the challenge of finding exploits in a bit of software or hardware can be tempting and Call of Duty: Ghosts is no exception. While it is not uncommon for Call of Duty to get hacked, it normally doesn’t happen until a few months after the games release, not before it is released.
Call of Duty: Ghosts launches on the 5th of November and people are already posting on Twitter that they have found exploits in the PS3 edition of the game. It looks like they’re able to manipulate weapons, hit boxes, user names and who knows what else.
Naturally this will have serious repercussions on the games multi-player but there is also more chance of these issues being patched sooner rather than later.
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Call of Duty: Ghosts is due to hit retail on November 5th bringing with it an all-new pre-order incentive for the games multiplayer mode. Available exclusively at GAME in the UK and Gamestop in Ireland, fans that pre-order the game will receive the Free Fall downloadable bonus map that features the new dynamic map event mechanic, included with their copy of the game at launch. Free Fall ushers in the first details on how players will encounter the changing environments in the leading multiplayer experience on consoles.
As an example of just one of Call of Duty: Ghosts’ new dynamic map events, Free Fall drops players into a shattered skyscraper on the brink of collapse. Sideways staircases climb into the night sky, elevator shafts run along the ground, and what were once windows now form a terrifying glass floor, hundreds of feet above the city streets. Free Fall’s close-quarters combat and frenetic action are then thrown into overdrive as the ruined skyscraper continues to fall throughout the match. With every drop, the accompanying shockwaves cause further destruction, disrupting sightlines and constantly evolving paths and chokepoints as the map changes in real-time.
“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.”
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Are you ready for the Electronic Entertainment Expo also known as E3 in Los Angeles, California. E3 is presented by the Entertainment Software Association, an annual trade fair for the computer and video game industry. E3 is only open to the electronics industry, not the public.
This Year E3 will be held June 12-13, and they will have an extensive list of developers showing off their wares!
Today we get an awesome Kick-Starting E3 All Access Event Live Streaming, Call of Duty: Ghost, which is currently playing, starting at 11 A.M. PST. Getting to see some awesome gameplay, showing of Activision’s Call of Duty: Ghosts. As well as insider knowledge on the workings of this new first person shooter installment.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is set to be one of the biggest games of the year both in terms of sales and in terms of hype, and sure that may be something that has been true of every Call of Duty game for years now, things simply don’t seem to by dying down any time soon.
Now I’m not a Call of Duty fan, I even know there is a lot of hate for the series these days, but we simply cannot ignore that this game will sell by the millions none the less and Infinity Ward know how to build a good hype with very little.
So here is that very little, a super short sneak peek of the new game that has been published on Vine, with the following message;
“Exclusive sneak peek from @InfinityWard of Call of Duty: Ghosts for our followers! RT to tell your friends where you’ll be on 5.21”
So, will you be submitting to the sales beast that is Call of Duty this year, or are you saving you hard earned cash for some of the other AAA game releases that will be hitting consoles and PC later this year? Or perhaps you’re holding out for next-gen? Let us know in the comments section below.
While I’m not the biggest CoD fan ever, ok in fact I don’t even like the series at all post Modern Warfare and that’s fine, there are plenty of other shooters on the market for people like me! Yet I’m not stupid and I simply can’t ignore what is likely to be one of this years most anticipated titles, followed by what will likely be one of this years biggest releases and that is the all new Call of Duty Ghosts and even as a bit of a CoD hater, this one could even get me interesting in the series once again.
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. The new title delivers a riveting all-new gameplay experience built on an entirely new story, setting and cast of characters, all powered by a new, next generation Call of Duty engine that is said to redefine the series for the next generation, that’s right, CoD is finally confirmed for next-gen hardware!
“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,” 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 Dutyworthy 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.”
To see an exclusive first look at Call of Duty: Ghosts tune in to Xbox: the Next Generation Revealed on 21st May at 6PM GMT on Xbox.com or Xbox LIVE for the debut of the all-new game from Infinity Ward.
“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. It’s the biggest game franchise on the planet that has had some of the biggest game entertainment launches in history”, said Tony Bartel, president of GameStop. “We are very excited for the launch of Call of Duty: Ghosts, as we transition to next generation consoles.”
Call of Duty: Ghosts will release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on 5th November. The game is also due to be available for next-gen gaming systems such as the Xbox Next and PlayStation 4 but no official release date has been confirmed yet.