The release of GTA V has proved that despite the small matter of the next-gen console battle upcoming, there’s still life in both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 yet. Sales of the current generation machines may have spiked slightly in light of Rockstar’s record-breaking title, but with little under a month to go before we see the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 hit the retail market, it’s high time we focused our attentions on these two major releases. Infinity Ward’s Mark Rubin has just delivered some stonking news for Call of Duty fans by noting that Ghosts, the latest addition to the popular franchise, will run natively at 1080p on the PlayStation 4, and will be upscaled at 720p on Xbox One so that the game run at 60 FPS on both gaming consoles.
The PlayStation 4 is, as we already know, the more powerful of the two consoles, and with native support for such a significant release, purists are almost certainly going to lean towards Sony’s console. With that said, the Xbox One cannot be written off in any way, and with Rubin also noting that Call of Duty: Ghosts "looks great on both [consoles]," CoD fans of all affiliations will be able to enjoy a much richer experience than ever possible on the current generation machines.
Call of Duty, like GTA, is more than a decade old, and although gaming franchises often tend to enjoy a finite shelf-life, both have withstood the test of time.
CoD Ghosts will be released for current-gen next Tuesday on November 5th, and with the dust having now settled on GTA V, expect gaming fans to turn out in their millions for those familiar midnight release ceremonies at various retail outlets. The chances of it selling anywhere near the kinds of numbers as GTA V would seem remote to none, but this is perhaps the price you pay for releasing fairly similar incarnations of the same title on an annual basis.
If you weren’t already excited enough about the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) then you ought to be right now, and although CoD is one of the biggest titles going, we’d expect to hear plenty more exciting announcements like this from other publishers in the near future.