Call of Duty: Ghosts was officially revealed for the Xbox One at today’s reveal event.
The uber-popular World War II simulator Call of Duty is officially getting a next generation upgrade on the upcoming Xbox One. Call of Duty: Ghosts has been teased up to this point, and the name has been guessed at by fans everywhere, but now it is known that Call of Duty: Ghosts is the official name of this year’s title.
It has been known that a new Call of Duty title usually hits every year since its inception on the Xbox 360, and its absence thus far this year makes much more sense. Activision was simply waiting for the reveal of the Xbox One to show their hand.
The graphics for this entry in the Call of Duty franchise are remarkable. Finer details will be shown off alongside realistically animated creatures. Environments will be composed of dynamic mapping, meaning that when you set off a land mine this time, there will actually be a crater and a noticeable dip in the ground as you walk over it.
This time around, you’ll also get a dog helping you along in the game, which might add a whole new dynamic to the gameplay and story elements. You might be able to play fetch while you wait for allies to catch up with you, or use the dog to fetch ammunition from fallen enemies. The dog might even warn you of enemies trying to sneak up on you while you sit with your face plastered against the sight of an assault rifle. It will be able to sniff out explosives and protect the team.
New moves added to the game include wall jumping, where your character instinctively leaps over obstacles as he runs at them. You will also be able to lean more cautiously, possibly reducing your enemy’s headshot count. There will also be a slide move that will let you more effectively move behind cover.
Call of Duty: Ghosts will also let you customize your character, possibly making the camouflage a waste of time as you dress all in bling. We don’t know much about that yet.
What do you think of the reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts at the Xbox One event?