Call of Duty has come under scrutiny in recent years, with critics quick to point out that each new version is merely a rehash of the previous, and that Infinity Ward / Activision is simply milking what has certainly become something of a cash cow, and the $1 billion made in 24-hours is there to prove it. But now, as YouTube user satantribal has pointed out, there may be a great deal of truth in this claim, since it looks as though the same cut-scene from Modern Warfare 2 has been reused with the all-new Call of Duty: Ghosts. A side-by-side video clip from both titles has been thrown together by the YouTuber that you can check out below, although it'd be a little cruel on some if we didn't throw in a customary spoiler alert.
In the 24-hours following the launch of Call of Duty: Ghosts the title has managed to bring in more than $1 billion in revenue through retail sales channels, breaking the record set by Grand Theft Auto 5 for reaching that same number in 3 days. The game’s publisher, Activision, has lifted the lid on first day sales figures in a publicly released press statement and announced that the whopping income has been accumulated through worldwide sales of the title into retail stores.
We're now at the eve of what will more than likely be the second-biggest gaming release of this calendar year, and with Call of Duty: Ghosts almost at retail, Activision has released a live-action trailer featuring the lovely Megan Fox. The clip, which runs for almost two minutes, is entitled "Epic Night Out," and you can check it out right after the break!
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 from 720p to full HD on Xbox One.
It's definitely common practice these days for video game producers to stir up as much hype as possible for their new titles before they actually land on our shelves. The gaming industry is literally worth billions of dollars across the globe, so drumming up plenty of pre-release excitement and interest definitely becomes worthwhile when those sales figures are eventually reported. As far as gaming franchises go, they don't come much bigger than Call of Duty, and if the latest trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts is anything to go by then it looks like gamers are in for a deep blue based treat when this one eventually lands.
It was leaked by two retailers last week, but Call of Duty: Ghosts was officially announced today, and we finally know when it will be available for us all to rush out and buy. More details can be found right after the break.
The next big game in the Call of Duty franchise - Call of Duty: Ghosts - has leaked, over six months before it is due to go on sale.