Call of Duty: Ghosts will set a new Benchmark for the Next
All-New World, Story, Characters and Experience, All Powered by
New, Next Gen Call of Duty Engine from the Developer that started it
all, Infinity Ward
For an Exclusive First Look at the Game, Tune in to Xbox: The New
Generation Revealed, May 21 at 10AM PDT on Xbox.com, Xbox Live or SPIKE
Groundbreaking Title Lands on November 5
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Prepare for the next generation 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
Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard
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 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 redefines the series for the next generation.
"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 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."
To see an exclusive first look at Call of Duty: Ghosts
tune in to Xbox: the Next Generation Revealed on May 21 at 10AM
PDT on Xbox.com, Xbox LIVE or SPIKE TV 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."
Starting today, fans can begin pre-ordering their copy of Call of
Duty: Ghosts at retail outlets worldwide.
"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® video game
and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system and PC on November 5. Call of Duty: Ghosts
will also be available for next generation platforms. For the latest
intel, check out: www.callofduty.com/ghosts,
or follow on Twitter @InfinityWard.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is not yet rated.
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.
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plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including
statements about the expected Call of Duty: Ghosts release date of
November 5, 2013, are forward-looking statements that are not facts and
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