Activision and Infinity Ward's All-New Multiplayer Experience Delivers Unrivaled Customization, New Ways to Play, and the Ability to Take Call of Duty® Anywhere
Dynamic Map Events, Clan Support and Second Screen Add to Deepest Feature Set Yet
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"Call of Duty: Ghosts continues the tradition of unrivaled
gameplay and innovation that has made Call of Duty one of the
most engaging entertainment experiences in the world played by more than
100 million fans," said Activision Publishing, Inc.'s CEO,
Call of Duty: Ghosts' customization includes the all-new Create-a-Soldier system, in which players can customize their various weapon loadouts, plus, for the first time in the series, the physical appearance of their soldier, delivering over 20,000 possible combinations, including heads, body types, equipment, gender, and more.
The customization in Call of Duty: Ghosts continues as players can not only Create-a-Soldier, but also create an entire squad of up to 10 unique soldiers which can be customized down to their appearance, perks, loadouts, and style of play. In addition, each custom squad member earns XP toward Prestige and can also be modified to specialize in various combat classes and across multiple game modes, allowing more flexibility and depth for gamers than ever before.
Players of all skill levels can take their squad of soldiers into Call of Duty: Ghosts' all-new third mode of play called Squads, where they can enlist to play solo, cooperatively up to 6-players, or competitively for one vs. one, head-on matches pitting players and their squads against others and their squads. Squads features a variety of play-types, allowing fans at any time to swap-out their custom A.I. soldiers with real friends for quick-action co-op. The competition can be fierce as squad soldiers display life-like, skilled tactics and behaviors like side-strafing, corner-camping, jump-shooting and more. Players, plus their squads, will earn XP, and if you're offline, be prepared as your squad may get challenged for play without you.
"This is the biggest overhaul of multiplayer since the
original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare," said
Call of Duty: Ghosts also features the evolution of multiplayer maps through dynamic map events. Player-triggered traps and events allow gamers to strategically redirect the course of battle, including the ability to call-in a map-changing killstreak, which can completely transform or modify the map delivering new levels of strategy and gameplay.
"Since its launch on the Xbox 360, the Call of Duty series has
firmly established its home on the Xbox platform with the game's largest
and most engaged community," said
Players can also now take Call of Duty: Ghosts anywhere, utilizing their Call of Duty account, already secured through their registration to Call of Duty® Elite, to carry their profile with them, including profile change updates between Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, or PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Plus, this means that when players are ready to upgrade their current gen console to the next gen version, (from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, and from PlayStation 3 system to PlayStation 4 system), all their Call of Duty: Ghosts stats, unlocks, and more will seamlessly go with them and be ready and waiting. For players who don't yet have an account, they can simply sign-up for free in-game or on the web.
The all-new Call of Duty® App gives players a second
screen mobile and tablet experience designed to work hand-in-hand with
both current gen and next gen versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Call of Duty: Ghosts also features a deep level of Clan support and in-game integration. With their Call of Duty account, players can join, create, and manage a Clan all from in-game or from the Call of Duty App. From the game, players can enjoy in-game Clan rewards, as well as Clan vs. Clan playlists, which are all available on both current and next gen. Additional Clan features in the app include Clan Chat, Rally-Up, and a Clan Emblem Editor.
The Call of Duty App also includes for Call of Duty: Ghosts players Clan Wars, an all-encompassing, 24/7, experience on the app that is tied directly to Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer, connecting the game and second screen for a truly deep two-way interaction. This brand new experience enlists players into a larger conflict, where any Clan member, no matter what skill level, can contribute to the Clan War mission and compete against other Clans for additional XP and exclusive in-game content.
Led by Hirshberg, Activision unveiled the next generation Call of Duty along with a sweeping list of headlines during the live streamed world premiere, including:
Call of Duty®:
Ghosts Season Pass. Four epic DLC Map Packs for one discounted price (based on Season Passsuggested retail price of $49.99/4000Microsoft Points on Xbox Live and four DLC Map Packs at a suggested retail price of $14.99/1200Microsoft Points each). Included in the Season Passis the Ghosts Team Leader Pack featuring for the first time a multiplayer character modeled from one of the characters from Ghosts' single player campaign, along with additional bonus digital content. While the DLC Map Packs will be available starting in 2014, the Ghosts Team Leader Pack and other Season Passbonus content activates immediately upon purchase following the game's launch beginning Nov. 5, 2013. And, once purchased, the Season Passwill upgrade to next-gen (from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, and from PlayStation 3 system to PlayStation 4 system) for a limited time only at no additional cost.
Call of Duty®: Ghosts Collector's Editions.
Two special editions covering the gamut of collector's interest
beginning with the Hardened Edition, including a copy of Call
of Duty: Ghosts, the
DLC Season Pass, limited edition Collectible Steelbook and Paracord Strap; and the Prestige Edition, which includes all content from the Hardened Edition, plus the Call of Duty: Ghosts Tactical Camera, a full HD 1080p, water resistant, wide-angle mounted, wearable camera based on the actual helmet camera featured in the game itself. Both the Hardened and Prestige Editions are available for pre-order starting today.
- eSports. The Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox returns in 2014. Additionally, Call of Duty: Ghosts will be the exclusive first person action and flagship title on the Major League Gaming (MLG) Pro Circuit in 2014.
Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer World Tour. A 10-city
global tour fan experience hitting Los Angeles;
Cologne, Germany; Dubai, UAE; London, U.K.; Sydney, Australia; Moscow, Russia; Utrecht, Netherlands; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Milan, Italy; and Paris, France; leading up to the game's launch starting in November.
Activision punctuated the broadcast reveal as several of the most
acclaimed professional Call of Duty players and a collection of
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