Activision and Infinity Ward are now officially breaking away from the Modern Warfare title. Instead, it seems they will focus on some sort of plot that may be centered around Ghost from Modern Warfare 2. You can check out the teaser trailer for the new COD below.
TGN also has a statement released by Activision’s CEO of Publishing, Eric Hirshberg, which also confirms the next generation engine in place for the new title.
Infinity Ward set the gold standard for first-person action for a generation, and they’re going to do it again with Call of Duty: Ghosts. Ghosts delivers an all-new story, all-new characters, an all-new Call of Duty world, all powered by a next generation Call of Duty engine, which is a leap forward for the franchise. Infinity Ward is going all-in to create the next generation of Call of Duty worthy of the world’s greatest fans.”
Furthermore, Mark Rubin, executive producer at Infinity Ward also chimes in on their decision to go with a different name and engine.
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. 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.
Rubin mentions the console transitions as one of their driving factors in their new engine, which most likely confirms that the next COD game will be launched on next generation consoles as well. When can we expect to learn more? The world premiere of Call of Duty: Ghosts will be on May 21st.