Rumor: Next-gen Call of Duty reveal on May 1
posted on 03.22.13 at 07:09 PM EDT by (@admeady)
Call of Duty: Ghosts will skip current-gen platforms, according to leak.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Development on a next-generation Call of Duty is purportedly underway, according to community commentator Drift0r, who claims to have a subscriber whom is “part of the Call of Duty machine” in a video on YouTube.

Titled Call of Duty: Ghosts, the game is said to be a branch of the Modern Warfare series. Not unlike Black Ops 2, the title will be set in the future, although an event forces its protagonists to use current-day weaponry.

Ghosts, which is prepped for a May 1 reveal according to the video, will not be released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but instead on PC, PlayStation 4, and the next Xbox.

Among various gameplay details for both campaign and multiplayer, Call of Duty: Ghosts—it’s claimed—will feature dynamic loading screens—such as allowing players to rappel into a map—new prone mechanics, such as rolling, corner-peeking, which is already present in the PC version’s more recent entries, and will introduce the ability to “dash into sliding while shooting.”

Infinity Ward is also said to be prototyping destructible environments, although are said to be struggling to successfully integrate it with the game’s multiplayer component. Spec Ops, a series of co-operative missions in the Modern Warfare series, is also set to be replaced with something new.

“The next CoD game will be called ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts‘ and not Modern Warfare 4 or MW4,” wrote Drift0r in the video below. “This new title as well as single player and multiplayer details were leaked to me from a very legitimate source.”

“Typically I would not post videos like this but I completely trust this source. This video contains info about the story, and some multiplayer inclusions.”

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  • Bucketdeft

    please don’t release another call of duty this Nov

  • MrKappa

    Very smart on IW’s part. People are tired of CoD as is and as much as people like to think a game will bomb because it is released on a system “no one has” I’ll bet you this will be the best selling CoD in a long time.

    • Bucketdeft

      Ghost is fan favorite character so yeah it definitely going to sell

  • ““dash into sliding while shooting.”” So Crysis 2/3 mechanics lol. “Infinity Ward is also said to be prototyping destructible environments,
    although are said to be struggling to successfully integrate it with the
    game’s multiplayer component.”

    IMO, more destructibility, the better. As long as it’s realistic. The main issues I’ve had with this series since Modern Warfare 1, is that spawning system is terrible and that was mostly (IMO) because the maps are so tiny. With as bad as the graphics for this franchise since forever, I never understood why they didn’t increase the map sizes ever. I have doubts they will but I hope they do. But in the end I’ll be happy enough to see them using a new engine so it actually looks visually like a different game instead of a full priced expansion pack.

    • PrinceHeir

      tbh it’s more like RE6.

      even the prone to roll to sides is the same thing!!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Interesting. I prefer Treyarch’s entries, but if IW is trying to switch it up, I’ll give it a look.

  • This should mean its also running off a new engine which they desperately need. A drift and slide ability would actually spruce things up.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Drift made me think of people doing donuts while shooting. That would be hilarious to see online.

    • Tetsu

      Vanquish? :)

  • PrinceHeir

    new engine please!

    • wouldn’t bet on that :P
      new engine=1080p30fps, old engine=1080p60fps.
      or they could compromise and opt for 720p60fps on a new engine (like BF4 on PS4). Knowing Kotick it’s unlikely he’d shell money out to build a new engine. The games sell shit tons of copies on an ancient engine, why change that ^^

      • PrinceHeir

        i think a new engine they could make it 1080p and 60FPS on PS4.

        though just like you said it depends on kotick XD

  • Bucketdeft

    correction i thought its about the character ghost now i found out it’s that stupid perk ghost. game over goodbye

  • I highly doubt it.If they release another COD on current gen it will be massively profitable yet again.Why skip another billion dollars in revenue ? A more accurate view would be a COD for next gen as well as this holiday.

  • Ritsujun

    Wii U got dumped.

    • Prodigy-X

      I heard they don’t have no faith in it after COD Black Ops II flopped on it.

  • Budgiecat

    really wish they would give this industry ruining series a rest…

  • Bobby Jennings

    Can’t wat honestly. The multiplayer is very addicting for me.

  • Tac-Mex

    I don’t care about COD

    • InternatlGamer3


  • Prodigy-X

    Battlefield 4 Vs. Call Of Duty Ghosts … And Here We Go

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Wow, they move fast

  • Not a big COD fan but there should be no excuse for a game not to have destructible environments next-gen… Let’s focus a little less on poly count and a little more on physics!

  • Warboss Aohd

    a new call of duty?

    i fink i know wot it’z gonna be like.

    Edit: your only supposed to watch 2 or 3 secondz o’ dat link.