We still love our Xbox 360, but it’s beginning to look a little tired. Good thing then that Microsoft will be unveiling a new generation of console in just a few weeks, and Activision will also show off a new first person shooter at the same time.
The ever popular “Call of Duty” gaming series – which eventually lead to “Modern Warfare” and its sequels – is getting a game that will land on at least one next generation console.
The new title will be called “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” and will bring a new setting, story, characters, and a completely new engine that developer Infinity Ward says will “redefine the series for the next generation.”
“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 Infinity Ward’s Mark Rubin.
“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.”
Pre-orders have already started for the game, and it will appear on Windows PCs, as well as the current crop of consoles, including the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but it should also be appearing on Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox 360 replacement.
Microsoft looks set to announce the follow-up to the seven year old gaming system on May 22 at 3AM Sydney time (announced at 10AM Pacific time in America on May 21).
The technology of Microsoft’s new Xbox isn’t yet known, but is expected to have more of an emphasis placed on Kinect’s motion-based controls, with better graphics than the current generation of consoles. While the name isn’t yet known, we’ve heard both “Xbox 720” and “Xbox Infinity” floated a few times.
Activision is telling us that “Ghosts” will land on November 5 later this year, and given Microsoft’s previous November release date of the Xbox 360, this might be an indicator for when the next Xbox will hit retail.