World Premiere of Call of Duty: Ghosts at Microsoft’s Xbox One Reveal Conference

World Premiere of Call of Duty: Ghosts at Microsoft’s Xbox One Reveal Conference

Wrapping up Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal conference today, Activision’s Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg presented Activision’s upcoming game, Call of Duty: Ghosts.  Featuring a new cast and story written by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan, Hirshberg emphasized the efforts made by developer Infinity Ward and Activision to steer the series in a new direction, remarking that Activision and Infinity Ward “didn’t want to do the safe thing.”  He also stated that as with some of the previous entries in the Call of Duty series, all downloadable content for Ghosts will be released first for Microsoft’s console.  Hirshberg then went on to present a series of videos beginning with a developer diary which demonstrated, among other things, the inclusion of the abilities of players to be able to mantle over short walls as well as to lean and thus be able to fire their weapon from behind cover.  The developers also stated that one of the members of the squad of characters who will serve as the protagonists to the story is a dog who will attempt to protect teammates.  Also, the multiplayer was described as having been revamped.  One of the main features discussed is the inclusion of dynamic maps.  Events such as earthquakes will result in changes to the environment, more than likely forcing the player to adapt.  Also new to Call of Duty is the ability to customize the appearance of the player’s character.  Following the developer diary video, Hirshberg presented footage demonstrating the upgraded graphics in Ghosts and compared it to Modern Warfare 3, the previous Call of Duty installment also developed by Infinity Ward.  Finally, Hirshberg concluded his presentation and the conference with a trailer briefly introducing the campaign.  It is presumed that more about Ghosts will be revealed in the upcoming E3 conference.

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