The next Call of Duty is rumored to be called Ghosts and now it seems that Infinity Ward may be using a new engine. This report actually stems from the same site that seemingly leaked the name Ghosts. Yes, Tesco, the UK based online retailer is back with some new leaks.
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.
If these rumors are true this would mark the first major engine change since Call of Duty 2 in 2005. However, technically even the COD 2 engine is still a heavily modified version of the Quake 3 engine used back in the original Call of Duty. At this time it is unknown if this “new” engine will either be a major overhaul in a similar fashion from COD to COD 2 or a completely new engine built from the ground up. Currently the game is set to release on the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii U, with no mention of next gen consoles such as the next Xbox or PS4, however, since they are supposedly using a new engine, perhaps a release on the new consoles will be more likely.