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Call of Duty: Ghosts Will Feature 'Next Generation Engine', Says Retailer
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The same UK retailer that revealed Call of Duty: Ghosts and some potential artwork, has let slip even more info including a mention of the game’s “next-generation engine.”

The product page on the Tesco website contains the following information:

“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.”

Call of Duty: Ghosts is still just being listed for current-gen consoles, despite the “next-generation engine” bit suggesting a relation to the next Xbox.

On Friday it emerged that the next Call of Duty game may be revealed this week, so hold fire for official details.


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Comment #1 by D4 B1GD0G
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 04:50:38 AM
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Comment #2 by xNUKEx
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 04:52:20 AM
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new engine is very good news but after two very bad call of dutys (mw3 and black ops 2) its still a wait and see for me not a day 1 buy.

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Comment #3 by Stormy2k
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 04:57:47 AM
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A new engine for my 720 or PS4, the X360 owner will still have the same old, I reckon.

I don't mind that its been the same engine with tweaks all through this gen, but I can't wait to see it on the next gen.

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Comment #4 by crispykiller96
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 05:01:12 AM
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Wait another why not do more expansion packs for the older games i do appreciate them for not adding many online achievements but the game series now is repetitive and boring the last cod game i bought was world at war then lent the newer ones of my brother played them through once and never played them again shame rearly enjoyed cod 2 to hell

Why not go all the way back to the ww1 days and do a game on that would buy that no problem :-)

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Comment #5 by TheBrute1997
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 05:04:45 AM
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I bet everyone's jaw just dropped right now.

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Comment #6 by ModernSith2010
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 05:05:02 AM
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But is it actually a complete new engine or just a highly modified version of what we have already. Still not interested until they actually introduce something that is truly new to our gaming experience(maybe make it more open world like the original Crysis and give you choice that actually affect the games out come) and an actual new gaming environment not just a rehashed version of last years levels.

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Comment #7 by Lazy_FAQer
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 05:06:00 AM
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Despite being jaded by the last few CoDs, I have to admit I'm psyched for this.

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Comment #8 by DecadentBeaver
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 05:06:56 AM
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Long overdue I'd say. Might make the game look a bit better than bog standard. Be interesting to see what it looks like.

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Comment #9 by plum
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 05:12:31 AM
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My prayers have finally been answered for a new engine but I will deff not get this since they used the same shitty engine for like 6 years. They do not deserve any more of my money. (been 3 years since my last cod and proud)

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Comment #10 by psycotic wookie
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 05:12:59 AM
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it needs a while new engine,the one it has now isnt just dusty,its antique,it has more miles than my car engine,and thats has 130,000 on the clock

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Comment #11 by DarnedCargo
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 05:21:42 AM
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@3 That's not gunna happen ever! Why would they use two different engines to create the same game? It would cost too much $£$£$£$£$£.

I said i'd next get another COD but this is too good.

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Comment #12 by Jeyburns
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 05:29:43 AM
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At least it isn't MW4. I might give it a try depending on how the gameplay looks

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Comment #13 by thenewpeter
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 05:35:12 AM
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So... the next generation engine... being used in a generation of console it's not designed for... I can't see that going wrong at all.
Give us something that's actually worth glancing at, and i might glance it's way, but I really doubt I'll be touching this CoD, not even bothered to pick the last 2 our of the bargain bins.

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Comment #14 by SolarFury
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 05:46:56 AM
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Can honestly say I'm not surprised. New generation, new engine, 'new era'... etc. etc.

With ALL the stick the series has received over the years, especially about using the same engine over and over, they wouldn't have gotten away with it again, especially on a new console.

Put it this way: they need to stay on top. If they had reused the same engine again, and then BF4 or whatever else comes along with it's snazzy new look and crisp visuals, they would lose a lot of sales.

Still, a new engine, a new story - you're going in the right direction Activision/whoever the development team are (if rumours are to be true), but you still haven't yet proven why I should part with my money.

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Comment #15 by XxStuartxX 1990
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 05:48:08 AM
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The engine is not the problem, it's the tired overused generic gameplay, an some fancy effects won't change that.

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Comment #16 by ThePumpkinKing
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 06:15:38 AM
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About fucking time.

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Comment #17 by El Hongo 93
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 06:16:04 AM
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hopefully a new engine will make some good tweeks and finally a new experience, being it on i say

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Comment #18 by Timmsy
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 06:26:16 AM
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omg if anyone else posts thinking next generation engine is a console i am going to remove their spleen and feed it to my dog,

seriously its like UNREAL ENGINE ETC they have updated the GRAPHICS and GAMEPLAY ENGINE not the bloody console processor.

absolutely spastics you need to remove your self from this website if you cant understand simple information like that.

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Comment #19 by WREQUIEM
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 06:39:10 AM
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@15 You mean the generic SHOOTING?

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Comment #20 by MadAdam81
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 06:59:40 AM
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"Call of Duty: Ghosts is still just being listed for current-gen consoles", although the Wii U as well.
In time, they might announce it for 720 & PS4 as well, but it's no guarantee.

A new game engine may mean a change in quality of graphics only, but if we are lucky, they may also do more with the gameplay as well. Still, my money is on all the work going in to making the cutscenes and quick time events looking as pretty as possible.

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Comment #21 by ZingZitang
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 07:31:09 AM
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Id bet anything its not a new engine.

I guaranteebits the same old engine, just modified for "next generation".

Im not hating here, its just logistically improbable to build a brand new engine in a two years. Let alone for Activision to fund such an endeavor.

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Comment #22 by Drias
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 07:43:09 AM
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You know, if there IS a Brand New Engine for CoD to work on, i let out a sigh of relief.

why? well, if that is the case, what if they started on it 2 years back? or even a year back? That would show us WHY the past couple games have been bad. They split their staff into working on a new engine.

Now, on the flip side. If they started the new engine process right after BO2 released, I'll rent the next CoD for the story, nothing more. Because a new engine in a years time isn't going to work properly, in my humble opinion, but I could be dead wrong. It might work fine, but feel rushed.

If the rumor is false, ill still rent the game, but it'll be awhile until I do so.

But honestly? I think its going to be like how #3 said. If its not, then oh well. ill be happy to see a new engine all around.

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Comment #23 by iBlaise
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 07:59:57 AM
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$20 says they release an HD install but charge it for $15.

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Comment #24 by daardu
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 08:26:30 AM
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At least they're improving... I think.

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Comment #25 by MilezDawg
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 08:33:50 AM
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I thought they said this last year, and the year before that, and so on.
The only thing that could get me excited for a new Call of Duty would be a next gen Call of Duty, untill then I will keep playing World at War.

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Comment #26 by creaper210
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 08:51:54 AM
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New engine is not needed. Call of Duty may not have amazing graphics, but it is one of the best performing games I've ever played.
Besides, BF3 got a new engine. It was nowhere near as good as Bad Company 2. New engine does NOT mean better.

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Comment #27 by Rapturous Rich
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 09:31:04 AM
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Did the Activision board have a stroke or something?

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Comment #28 by Astrex
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 09:32:18 AM
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i call shenanigans

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Comment #29 by b-radicate
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 09:36:35 AM
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What they need to do is continue to update the gameplay, like they did pretty admirably in Blops 2, and focus on game changing additions like destructible environments, open levels, more branching storylines, etc.

Glad to see they are trying at least SOMETHING new.

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Comment #30 by Crimson Ridley
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 10:06:51 AM
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“ 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. "

Hey, they also made CoD 2. It must be easy to forget, what with it being one of the best CoD games. I loved that game. :)

Upgrade the engine, and I'll be interested to see what they can do. CoD has been really creaky as of late, and it played like a 70 year old lady trying to relive her disco days, only to fall down, break her hip and piss all over herself.

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Comment #31 by Brandeniuz
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 10:16:51 AM
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I love how everyone is claiming it won't be a 'brand new engine' and will just be an upgraded version, which is what all new engines are.

Unreal Engine 3 is an upgraded Unreal Engine 2. Frostbite 2 is an upgraded Frostbite 1.5 and so on.

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Comment #32 by ADTR TOM
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 11:00:26 AM
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@26 You're an idiot, the first game on the new engine always has to go through a teething process of patches and fixes before it reaches it's full potential. This is one of many reasons, developer familiarity, hardware restrictions etc.

COD runs as smoothly as it does as it's had the same engine since COD 4 which was not only relatively early on in the consoles life cycle but also because it's capped at 60 FPS and they've sold you the same game with a different skin for the past 6 years.

Keep believing they are the only people in the industry who don't need to improve anything though and enjoy spending money on the same game year after year then it'll always be available for sheep such as yourself.

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Comment #33 by Zoron
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 11:13:23 AM
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Might actually check out at least the story on this one. I need to see some play first.

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Comment #34 by creaper210
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 11:35:40 AM
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@32 Well then there is no need for a new engine anyways.
I never said they are the only people who don't need a new engine. A lot of developers could've benefited from using the same engine for their games, using less resources, taking less time to develop, and even making the game play better overall.
I've never bought the same game every year.

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Comment #35 by xKushdiet
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 11:41:35 AM
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"delivering a riveting all-new gameplay experience"


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Comment #36 by Tim 13
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 11:53:02 AM
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32: Battlefield has gotten numerous patches for its new engine, and it still sucks. It sucks as hard as A Day To Remember.

As for this, I've owned every CoD since the original Modern Warfare, and I love the franchise. But, I feel given up on. Once upon a time, two guys named Adam and Vince explored the possibility of branching out on their own. Activision saw red in their eyes, and decided to punish them by taking away everything they'd built, in essence gutting Infinity Ward. Now, what we're left with is two blind kids in a gunfight; Treyarch, who was responsible for three ATROCIOUS Call of Duty games, and the gutted remains of Infinity Ward, who are responsible for Modern Warfare 3.

Change all you want, but without those two men and the team that followed, Infinity Ward will never be Infinity Ward again.

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Comment #37 by fishzy
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 12:08:54 PM
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what have the haters say about cod now?! hahah! :)

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Comment #38 by THC BLUNTED
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 12:25:37 PM
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Raise the bar? lol

More like finally catching up to the curve. Almost all of the AAA franchises have new engines that they have been using for awhile now. But it doesnt really matter does it? The COD fans will buy a turd as long as it says Call of Duty on it.

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Comment #39 by ItZzRambo
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 12:31:32 PM
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Let us see

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Comment #40 by SasileUchiha92
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 01:33:29 PM
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Probably gonna be on both generations. Activision wouldn't alienate any CoD fans since it's such a cashcow.

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Comment #41 by Dr Popodopolus
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 01:59:51 PM
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LOL @9 trying to give us the impression that he's better than us because he hasn't purchased a Call of Duty game in 3 years.

Funny how 3 years later you're still one of Activision's puppets, commenting on Call of Duty articles.

Lmao, why don't you assign your Gamertag so that we can see that for ourselves

The puppets are so funny, just mad because they'll never have as much money as Activision

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Comment #42 by ThePumpkinKing
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 04:41:16 PM
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@41 - I think you pretty much hit the nail on the head there.

@18 - Not a single comment has even hinted at thinking that an engine = a console, you tool box. Reading comprehension is something you might want to polish up on. And maybe take your own advice.

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Comment #43 by cbssi
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 09:13:12 PM
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@36 Actually, I just want to note that Treyarch was only responsible for TWO ATROCIOUS CoD games. Those would be Call of Duty 3 and CoD: Black Ops II. United Offensive, Big Red One, CoD: World at War, and CoD: Black Ops were all four pretty good games. Which 3 did you think weren't "ATROCIOUS", out of curiosity?

To be fair, Infinity Ward has not had the best record, either. Call of Duty 1 was mediocre at best (even at the time), CoD 2 was just brilliant, CoD 4 was just brilliant, but then CoD: MW2 and CoD: MW3 just sucked. So Infinity Ward had 3 duds out of 5 games (so basically just 2 really good ones), while Treyarch has had 4 good games out of 6. So 67% of Treyarch's CoD games are good, while 40% of Infinity Ward's have been good. This is all subjective of course.

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Comment #44 by eMp Annihilator
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 @ 02:00:25 AM
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The new Call of Duty engine will still be outdated

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