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
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LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The next-generation of multiplayer gaming is here. Activision, developer
Infinity Ward and Xbox today gave fans worldwide a sneak peek into the
all-new Call of Duty®: Ghosts multiplayer, which delivers
an unparalleled online experience, empowering fans with the greatest
amount of customization, new ways to play, and access ever seen in
franchise history. The new title features dynamic map events, new
tactical player movements, a visually stunning world, an arsenal of new
weapons, killstreaks, maps and game modes, and an all-new second screen
experience along with the ability to transport your profile across
console generations for the most complete gaming experience possible.
"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, Eric
Hirshberg. "Call of Duty set the benchmark for the current gen
and that's exactly what we're aiming to do for the next generation."
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 Mark Rubin,
Executive Producer, Infinity Ward. "We're pouring our hearts and souls
into making Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer the best it
can be on next gen and current gen alike. With all the customization
options, our new Create-a-Soldier system, dynamic map events, new perks
and killstreaks, tactical player animations, new Squads mode, Clan
support in-game and on second screen, it's the complete online
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 Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President
of Marketing & Strategy, Interactive Entertainment Business at
Microsoft. "With the debut of Xbox One later this fall, we have no doubt
that our longtime partners, Activision and Infinity Ward will raise the
bar higher than ever before for this incredible franchise in Call
of Duty: Ghosts and look forward to add-on content again coming
first, exclusively to Xbox."
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.
Created by Beachhead Studio in collaboration with Infinity Ward, the app
offers the most popular features from Call of Duty Elite and also
gives a new dimension to Call of Duty: Ghosts by allowing
fans to stay connected to the console experience wherever they go. With
the Call of Duty App, players will have the power to edit their
entire squad pre-match, and have one touch access to change loadouts for
their next spawn while in match, as well as view and share after-action
results with friends on Facebook and Twitter, and more. The new Call
of Duty App is fully integrated with Call of Duty: Ghosts,
and will launch alongside it this November on mobile and tablet devices.
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
Call of Duty®: Ghosts Season Pass. Four epic DLC Map
Packs for one discounted price (based on Season Pass suggested retail
price of $49.99/4000 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live and four DLC Map
Packs at a suggested retail price of $14.99/1200 Microsoft Points
each). Included in the Season Pass is 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 Pass bonus content activates immediately upon
purchase following the game's launch beginning Nov. 5, 2013. And, once
purchased, the Season Pass will 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
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
U.S. Marines took to the stage for a live, exhibition match playing the
new, next generation Call of Duty: Ghosts. Following the
match, Activision revealed how fans can continue to support the Call
of Duty Endowment, a non-profit organization that funds efforts to
place veterans into high quality jobs, with the unveiling of the newest
set of badass dog tags. Starting Nov. 5th, fans can purchase
these limited edition dog tags for a suggested retail price of $4.99 at
participating retailers. 100% of the profits will go toward the
Endowment and its mission.
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Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard
Call of Duty: Ghosts will release on Xbox 360 games and
entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system, PC and Wii U™ on Nov. 5. Call of Duty: Ghosts
will also release on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment
system from Microsoft, and PlayStation® 4 later this year. Call of
Duty: Ghosts is rated M for Mature (Blood, Drug Reference,
Intense Violence, Strong Language) by the ESRB. For more information,
please visit www.callofduty.com/ghosts,
or follow on Twitter @InfinityWard.
To access the complete Call of Duty: Ghosts Global Multiplayer Reveal
Presented by Xbox, visit CallofDuty/Ghosts.com.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc.
is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of
interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the
United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway,
Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, mainland China and the
region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can
be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.
About the Call of Duty™ Endowment:
The Call of Duty Endowment is a 501(C)(3) non-profit, public benefit
corporation conceived by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. The
Endowment strives to fund organizations that efficiently place veterans
into high quality careers. For more information about the Call of Duty
Endowment, please visit www.callofdutyendowment.org.
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November 5, 2013, are forward-looking statements that are not facts and
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