Ghosts, that is what the newest Call of Duty will be known as and is made by famed developer Infinity Ward, instead of the traditional Modern Warfare series that has become a fan favorite. Each and every year the Call of Duty game that is released finds a way to top and becomes the best selling game of all time within its lifespan, but the clear favorite is that of the Modern Warfare series that has enjoyed the fast-selling games of all time in the past two iterations. Switching the formula when you have been making the same thing for three years running, and the way that the last title ended in its single player campaign (Who cares about that, I know, right?), seems like a likely scenario. Is this simply a smoke screen for what is to come for the next generation, as it is possible that Modern Warfare 4 could still be in the plans afterall.
While Microsoft has yet to reveal their newest machine, which will be done on the 21st of May, Sony has on the other hand shown off their latest creation and in all of the listings that can be seen in both the Target ad as well as the Telco listing via CVG, there is absoultely no mention in regards to anything about the coming console which has already been confirmed for a Holiday Launch in the current calendar year. Should the game be coming to the next generation it is likely that we would see at least a place holder cover for the PS4, even though we don’t know what the retail boxs are to look like yet. That doesn’t mean that the game won’t be coming however; it may be surrounding the fact that outlets are not allowed to advertise the up coming console because of Sony’s embargo; which could cost a company a ton of money if broken.
Should it be simply a smoke screen that Activison is deploying and has intentions of releasing Ghosts for the next lineup of console, the unfortunate truth is it will more than likely be ported from the current generation’s games. Modern Warfare 4 makes a lot of sense on a next generation console as it would draw fans of the series to the next generation faster than Ghosts would. COD: Ghosts will sell, and people will stick around in order to not make the initial jump or simply can’t afford to make the leap and will await a price cut, but make no mistake the consumers that do will be envious should MW4 be a launch title.
Activision is taking a huge risk here, they know that Call of Duty will sell simply because it’s Call of Duty. Even though Black Ops and its sequel have sold incredibly well there is no doubt that gamers clammor for the every-other-year launch of Modern Warfare more than that of the Treyarch title. Should Activision stick with Ghosts and port it to the next generation consoles, lets hope that they give it the respect it deserves and not simply push forward a game that is not deserving of a next gen title. If the fan-favorite is brought forth, Modern Warfare 4, or should they even stick with Ghosts do take note of the date May 21st as the unveiling will likely be beside Microsoft, as a very favorable relationship has been formed between the console developer and software gurus, as they take the stage to reveal their next generation console.