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REPORT: New Engine Confirmed For Next Call of Duty

Last week, Tesco, the United Kingdom based retailer, accidentally posted the box art and a release date along with the confirmation that the game will be subtitled “Ghosts”. Rumors had been suggesting the name “Ghosts” for some time but Tesco’s blunder finally confirmed it as the official box art had the title emblazoned on the front. But today, more details have been pulled from Tesco.

The page that allows customers to pre-order the next Call of Duty had been updated with a product description that gives some interesting information regarding the game. Here is the full description: “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 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, delivering a riveting all-new experience built on an entirely new story, setting and cast, all powered by a new next generation Call of Duty engine.”

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The interesting part here is that the game will feature an all new engine, for the first time since Call of Duty 2 used what is called the IW engine in 2005. This is exciting as this is one of the features that many fans have been craving for years, since the Battlefield series became a cornerstone for first person shooter graphics. Part of the quote also says “new story” which confirms that the game will not have its roots completely based in the Modern Warfare series where the character on the box art, Ghost, was first seen. This may come as a welcome change for Infinity Ward fans.

This is exciting news as changes in much of the game have been long overdue. The game is supposedly being released on both current and next generation consoles by the end of 2013.

Is this news exciting for any Call of Duty fans out there?



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