“There are those who wear masks to hide, and those who wear masks to show us what they stand for. To inspire. To unite. To defy. To strike fear in the hearts of their enemies, and hope in the hearts of their followers. There are those who wear masks to protect themselves, and there are those who wear masks to protect us all.“
Those words come courtesy of Activision’s first teaser trailer (seen below) for the next Call of Duty game, dubbed Ghost. That’s right – we’re not in Modern Warfare territory anymore, which isn’t too much of a surprise given how the third game played out. With next-gen consoles likely to launch not long after Call of Duty‘s usual November target, developer Infinity Ward has decided to take the series in a new direction – and for fans and critics alike, that sounds refreshing.
So far, little has been revealed about the game, but based on the text above and also the game’s Ghost title, it seems likely that stealth could play a large role this time around – definitely not something we expect from a run-and-game series like Call of Duty.
Without a doubt, one of the best things about Ghost is the fact that it will be built around a brand-new engine. While the game might still be considered a “console port” at the end of the day, given Activision’s major console focus, the fact that this engine supports DirectX 11 might make things right for PC gamers.
Currently, the game is set to launch for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on November 5th, while next-gen consoles will have their respective release dates announced later. More information on the game itself will be let loose on May 21st at the “Xbox Reveal” event where the next-gen Xbox will be, as you guessed it, revealed.
Are you looking forward to Ghosts?