“Call of Duty: Ghosts” Leak Suggest Game Will Run on “New Next-Generation Call of Duty Engine”


It will also feature an entirely new story, setting and cast, according to a second leak from UK video game retailer, Tesco.

Just last week, Tesco, along with Target, listed “Call of Duty: Ghosts” on their official websites, revealing that the game, presumably in development at Infinity Ward studios, will allegedly release for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 5.

Today, Tesco outed a brief description of the game, later removed, claiming that it will run on a “new next-generation Call of Duty engine,” and wil deliver “a riveting all-new gameplay experience built on an entirely new story, setting and cast.”

You can read the full description below.

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 gameplay experience built on an entirely new story, setting and cast, all powered by a new next-generation Call of Duty engine.

If you were hoping for a continuation of the Modern Warfare series, you may be out of luck. However, an entirely new setting, story and cast is certainly more than welcome. Any thoughts or speculation? Might it revolve around some of the rumores we heard back in March?

Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to keep your eyes glued open on or around May 1, which we learned might be the date that “Call of Duty: Ghosts” gets an official unveieling.

Thanks, CI.

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Call of Duty Ghosts Cover & Listing Leaked by Tesco and Target

Confirmed: retailers are rubbish at keeping secrets


Tesco has posted up an image of the box art for this year’s new Call Of Duty, confirming Infinity Ward as the developer and implying it’s part of the Modern Warfare series.

Two different retailers have both managed to leak information on a new game called Call Of Duty: Ghosts. Tesco put up the box art below, before quickly removing it, while American chain Target accidentally ran the advert above before it was supposed to.

The leaks are surprisingly informative, with the box art revealing that Infinity Ward are the developer. The name and artwork also strongly suggests that the game is part of the Modern Warfare series, and seems to confirm earlier rumours about the game staring the enigmatic Ghost – before his death during the events of Modern Warfare 2.

Meanwhile, the Target advert actually provides a release date, of November 5. That’s exactly the sort of date Call Of Duty is usually released, and although Tesco lists the date as December 30 that’s pretty obviously a placeholder.

Also interesting is that both retailers only list the game for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. That’s probably only because the next gen Xbox hasn’t been unveiled yet, although there is also a small chance that the next gen versions will be a different game – or released significantly later than the current gen versions.

Activision has made no official announcement about this year’s Call Of Duty, although they generally do so in April or May. The last time there was a major leak, for Modern Warfare 3, they even moved forward their unveiling plans to compensate, although we’re not sure they’d do so just for this.

Another leak, another Call Of Duty

Source Article from http://metro.co.uk/2013/04/24/call-of-duty-ghosts-accidently-revealed-for-xbox-360-and-ps3-3665649/

Call of Duty devs researching tablet and mobile play

Call of Duty publisher Activision has revealed that its shooter teams are currently researching ways to transfer the mayhem and bombast of their full-scale shooter experiences to tablets and mobile. It’s very much of-interest to the publisher, says Activision’s Jon Estanislao.

Speaking at the DMW Games conference in Los Angeles, Estanislao said, “We’re definitely looking to reach out to our core audience and engage them beyond their TV or PC and then give them new experiences around Call of Duty that are unique for that device.

“Going forward for us, how do we really take that Call of Duty experience, what is the essence of it? These kinds of grandiose, immerse experiences–how do we move that to mobile or tablet?

“From a development perspective, we’re investing a lot more in understanding how to marry that together with how customers expect to play on those devices.”

He added that it’s taken Activision longer to capitalise in the mobile space as the company’s DNA means it can’t be as flexible – whatever that means – and added that the company currently has, “dedicated internal studios to work on it, and folks from outside the industry that we’re bringing in.”

So, how could the full Call of Duty exist on tablets or mobile? Should it be left alone given that it wirks well with either a mouse and keyboard or twin-stick controller? Let us know below.

Thanks Shacknews and MP1st.

Source Article from http://www.vg247.com/2013/04/24/call-of-duty-devs-researching-tablet-and-mobile-play/

Black Ops 2 ‘Mob of the Dead’ soundtrack now available


“Mob of the Dead” is the newest addition to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2‘s Zombies mode, and its soundtrack is now available for purchase, publisher Activision announced today.

The album, which is called Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Zombies – “Mob of the Dead” Soundtrack, boasts 26 tracks, almost all of which are original songs from developer Treyarch. Two of the pieces are previously unreleased bonus tracks from existing Zombies maps Tranzit and Die Rise. The soundtrack also features Judith de los Santos Romero and Clark S. Nova.

The “Mob of the Dead” soundtrack, which is published by BFM Digital, sells for $8.99 on Amazon MP3 and $9.99 on iTunes. It is also available on Google Play and Spotify, among other services.

“Mob of the Dead” is part of the Uprising DLC pack for Black Ops 2, which launched April 16 on Xbox Live and will be released soon on Windows PC, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.

Source Article from http://www.polygon.com/2013/4/23/4257262/black-ops-2-mob-of-the-dead-soundtrack

Black Ops 2 ‘on track for record sales’

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is on track to achieve record sales, according to Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz.
He said in a research note: “Post-holiday sales trends for BO2 have been significantly better than those for last year’s Modern Warfare 3, and we expect BO2 to slightly beat the previous franchise high watermark of the original Black Ops on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms across its life cycle.”Activision claimed in December that Black Ops 2 grossed $1 billion worldwide in its first 15 days of availability, a milestone reached 24 hours faster than 2011’s Modern Warfare 3.

The shooter went on to be the best-selling game of last year in both the UK and the US

Activision social media manager Dan Amrich said last week that he expects 2013’s entry in the Call of Duty series, which is rumoured to Modern Warfare 4, to be revealed no later than E3 in early June.

Source Article from http://www.computerandvideogames.com/402568/call-of-duty-black-ops-2-on-track-for-record-sales-analyst/

Stolen Call Of Duty cash funded PR’s hen parties


Guilty: PR boss Kathryn Kirton stole thousands to spend on designer clothes and parties (Picture: National News)

A bride-to-be fiddled thousands of pounds from the launch of a Call Of Duty game to spend on hen parties, a court heard.

PR executive Kathryn Kirton, 35, also siphoned off money to pay for engagement celebrations, stayed at exclusive celebrity venues and bought designer clothes on shopping sprees to Reiss – one of Kate Middleton’s favourite stores.

She had been in charge of the purse strings for the film premiere-style launch of Call Of Duty: Black Ops but was seduced by the ‘glamorous and luxurious’ world of public relations, Blackfriars crown court in London was told.

Kirton, who worked for games firm Activision, was helped by PR consultant Jamie Kaye, who was ‘corrupted by the world he worked in’ and made the purchases on his company credit card, also helping himself to iPads and a family holiday in Florida.

In total, Kirton admitted stealing nearly £19,000, while Kaye admitted taking £5,000.

Both were given suspended sentences by Judge John Hillen, who said the case reflected the temptations on offer in their profession.

‘In the world of PR you are surrounded by luxury items. That is reality for people working in that industry but this is not the place to explore the PR industry,’ the judge told them.

Kirton gave birth to her two-year-old son prematurely because of the strain of the investigation and her marriage has also broken down.

Judge Hillen spared her jail because of the ‘devastating effect’ it would have on her young son.

Kirton made the fraudulent payments by persuading Kaye, a consultant at Frank PR employed to help with the video game launch, to write off the purchases.

The ‘highly respected’ PR boss then authorised invoices, allowing him to charge the money back to Activision.

Their scam was uncovered when Kirton’s firm became alarmed at the suspicious payments in 2011.

Kirton, from Wandsworth, south London, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years.

Kaye, from Enfield, north London, was given a nine-month sentence, suspended for 12 months.

Both admitted fraud.

Source Article from http://metro.co.uk/2013/04/22/stolen-call-of-duty-cash-funded-prs-hen-parties-3662559/