Does anyone even play single-player Call of Duty anymore?
Let’s face it, this franchise is all about running and gunning online. In recent years Activision has unveiled a slew of customization options that make the experience extremely addictive. Now, there are a bunch of new features coming to the next Call of Duty game, called Ghosts.
First, gamers will be able to adjust the appearance of their characters. The most significant of these visual changes: the introduction of female soldiers.
Second, gone are those Deathstreaks that rewarded particularly lousy players with perks designed to even the playing field. Instead, Activision has expanded the number of Killstreaks available to those players who can string together a lengthy series of kills.
For example, one of the new Killstreak options gives players a guard dog that follows them and attacks nearby enemies. “He’ll basically follow you around the map and kill off guys that get too close or kill guys that just kill you,” says Mark Rubin, an executive producer at Infinity Ward, the company developing Ghosts. In total, there will be 20 new Killstreak options.
Third, the perks system has been given a major overhaul. The system now uses points that can be used to acquire special battlefield abilities. Some perks are more useful than others and this affects how many of them you can take with you into action.
“You can take four perks each valued at 2 points, or eight perks each valued at 1,” Rubin says.
Infinity Ward has also dramatically changed how each map operates. They’re now more dynamic, featuring deadly traps and boost zones that enhance a player’s movement speed and reload time.
Call of Duty: Ghosts will be released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on November 5, 2013. Will you be buying it?