Call of Duty: Ghosts – Winning the Next-Gen For Microsoft

Liam Pritchard of Brash Games writes "Yes, Call of Duty: Ghosts will be coming to every platform on the planet, but you really cant overestimate just how big a coup this is for Microsoft. By getting the latest in the juggernaut FPS series to reveal alongside the next Xbox, they have essentially increased the potential impact of their reveal ten fold and will have instantaneously drawn the all important attention of the ‘casual’ crowd".

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Ken222053d ago

I doubt COD will be as big as this gen.Considering BF will be able to run 64 players this time around.xq

ZodTheRipper2052d ago

People are slowly getting fed up with the series and it's about time this happened.

Jaqen_Hghar2052d ago

A man agrees. He sees many avid COD fans on IGN facebook posts saying how they may start skipping the series after being disappointed 3 straight times (at least). Many say they only played it because their friends did. A man knows a person personally who has bought every COD since 4 and yet has already said that they really don't care about the next one.

thechosenone2052d ago

Is MS in position where it's in need of assistance? I believe MS/Xbox enjoyed their little early 1 year lead and it's lower priced hardware this gen but starting this holiday season it's a whole other ballgame.

loulou2052d ago

"People are slowly getting fed up with the series"

yep 10m sales in the fist 2 weeks... man you can see just how fed up people are with the franchise.

Blacktric2052d ago

"Winning the Next-Gen For Microsoft"

There are people out there who actually believe this...

Just wow.

TXIDarkAvenger2052d ago

This may be true but as fans leave the series, newcomers join. I don't see CoD dying anytime soon.

MysticStrummer2052d ago (Edited 2052d ago )

Call of Duty didn't win this gen for MS, so I'm not sure why it would win next gen.

I'll never understand why people think multiplats at a press conference is a coup.

The only way that's true is when a long time exclusive goes multiplat, and even then it depends on the game.

MaxXAttaxX2052d ago (Edited 2052d ago )

BUT COD games are just as big on PS3 as they are on 360, selling between 10 to 13 million units.
Let's not forget that the next COD game will still come out for 360 and PS3, which is where it will sell the most.

I don't think a lot of people will buy a new system just to play a game they can already play on their current system. Unless a COD game becomes exclusive to a next-gen platform, I don't think it can be considered a system seller.

PeaSFor2051d ago

COD did jack shit for the 360 this gen, the 360 is already behind the ps3 ...even with a whole year of sales against no competition in front of the ps3 and MS are still behind sony.

now with both consoles launching in the same month(from the look of it) MS aint gonna have the same opportunity to sell consoles against no competition.

oh,.... and Call Of Aim Assist wont save their ass too.

SolidStoner2051d ago (Edited 2051d ago )

battlefield is not about 64 players...
have you looked at it? :)

just look at this crazy stuff...

I played battlefield 1942 then, CS 1.6, BF vietnam, cod4, cod mw2, cod bo, cod mw3, cod bo2, now BF3... we have to move on.. dont you think there is too many "cod" word in my list!? :)

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Mustang300C20122052d ago

Wait. YOu doubt COD will not be as big this gen simply because BF will have 64 players on consoles. Seriously you think number account alone is what makes a game bigger than another. Personal preference aside I don't see how you think that would be the case. I mean MAG should be the greatest game on the PS3 with over 100 players. 64 is small now.

Heisenburger2052d ago

" Wait. YOu doubt COD will not be as big this gen simply because..."

*head explodes*

JoGam2052d ago

The only way it can win for MS is if its exclusive.

hazardman2052d ago

It might not be as big this gen, but you still can't underestimate the impact it will have for Microsoft. Shit I'm tired of COD myself but can't deny the appeal of a next gen version. Also especially if they get 1st dibs on DLC again, which is one of the reasons I played it more on Xbox!

BlackCarrot2052d ago

I'm inclined to disagree. BF & COD are different games. If COD changes it up, it'll do well again. I like these casual games though, easy to pick up and play; I don't have time for Battlefield these days.

If COD doesn't improve in some way shape or form, well maybe you'll be right.

C'mon gents, there's a new-gen coming up: nobody knows what's gonna happen.

Shuyin2052d ago

Totally agree. I am now what you call a Battlefield fanboy. I started playing BC2 then moved onto BF3 and I loved it. Nevertheless my gaming history on PS3 began with CoD4. CoD is what got me into this gen. I despise it now because it's gotten boring and shit and there's just too much crap ruining the core gameplay like overwhelming killstreaks. Man I miss the days when you just had a UAV, an airstrike and an attack helicopter. But if they manage to bring CoD back to its glory days (CoD4 & MW2!!! used to play these titles 24/7) I'd immediately be onboard. The games were so much fun back in the days...I'd die to have so much fun again..

AngelicIceDiamond2052d ago (Edited 2052d ago )

MS partnering with COD is no big deal. they've done it for 3 years and Sony's machine also reaped the benefits.

The difference is Cod is going next gen with brand new engine. The only thing I'm seeing MS doing, if MS REALLY wanted to get serious. Is either permanent DLC or the game being timed exclusive.

Which is very, very far stretched. Realistically, I can see premium exclusive content.

I just don't see how much of an "impact" it'll be that MS partnering with COD, Again.

gman_moose2052d ago

I think we need more retarded opinion pieces approved on N4G like this one. Microsoft had COD in their pocket this gen and it didn't help them win dick all, so why would it for next gen when the PS and MS consoles will launch side by side?

MYSTERIO3602051d ago

Argh no.....COD is a multiplate and will not ''WIN'' it for MS. Plus i think however has the better deal with Destiny may generate the larger fanbase. Destiny is the game to watch in my opinion.

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psp2roundup2052d ago

Considering the fairly tame efforts from Sony at the PS4 "unveiling," MS would have to really botch its reveal to lose this round, but that's it - just one round in a 7-10 year war, don't get too excited yet.

ZBlacktt2052d ago

Have you seen Watch Dogs for the PS4. Wow what a game... anyway, what's this story about?

PFFT2052d ago (Edited 2052d ago )

Actually all i saw was Watch Dogs running on a PC that had specs similar to the PS4.

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IRetrouk2052d ago

Go and look at the latest dev video for it, you can clearly see ps buttons come up during gameplay.

IRetrouk2052d ago (Edited 2052d ago )

Dont think you understood me, the button came up while the game was playing ie button prompts while in game which can clearly be seen, ass hat much?

For the disagrees

Shuyin2052d ago

So it was a PS4. Because after all the PS4 IS a PC, right?


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isyourhouseonfire2052d ago

COD made the current gen what it is: The underdog that became the killer of the entire PC industry. It's been that successful. I expect COD will be what saves the next gen from the onslaught of mobiles devices.

As gamers, the least we can do is at least thank Activision as well as get excited for this upcoming reveal!

MysticStrummer2052d ago

"The underdog that became the killer of the entire PC industry."

That's as far as I read.


xYLeinen2052d ago

I would think no matter hardware, no matter developer, no matter publisher, more than one title is needed.

hazardman2052d ago

That's only if you think COD is the only game coming out on Xbox.