What's the difference between current-gen and next-gen Call of Duty: Ghosts?

Infinity Ward has said the difference in terms of visuals between the current-gen and next-gen versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts will be clear for all to see.

Executive producer Mark Rubin told Eurogamer the next-gen exclusive features that will have the most impact are dynamic lighting and displacement mapping.

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MasFlowKiller1708d ago

I Dont know about the rest of you guys but i was underwhelm by how little i was impressed by COD Ghost. Compared to a Battlefield 4 or a killzone shadow fall or even a Titans Fall, COD ghost does not look or feel next gen.

Looks more like a game stuck in last Gen, Probably a perfect fit for the wii u.

donman11708d ago

Agreed... COD Ghost is clearly last gen trying to be on next gen consoles. BF4 is where I will invest my money.

ape0071708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

i understand your opinion but im a gamer who likes GAMEPLAY and CoD has better gameplay than both BF and KZ imo, yes the gfx were a bit underwhelming but the game looked very very fun, the maps look way better than the bland MW3

and please give em a chance, this is the first CoD game on nextgen, remember CoD 2 on xbox 360, it looked like a polished original xbox game but the gameplay KICKED @SS and that's what important and what will be remembered for forever

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InTheLab1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )


Had a kid spin around and no scope me. Got a hit marker on me despite his rifle being at least 2 feet off the mark.

That happens on a regular basis.

Meanwhile, if you don't aim in Battlfield or Killzone, you might as well be shooting for the moon.

Any game that allows quick scoping has s*** gameplay.

qu1ckset1708d ago

Your thinking of COD3 on 360 but ya it just looked like a polished xbox game.

And gameplay wise I personally like BF3 way better the cod. But I have to say console version graphics wise did bf3 no justice!

ape0071708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )


@people above

i said imo, i respect yours but it's my opinion

CoD is like Burnout and bf is like GT or Forza

two different styles

@qu1ckset, i said CoD 2 not CoD 3, the 2005 xbox 360 launch game

The_Villager1708d ago

They both looked the same.

titletownrelo1708d ago


I prefer BF over COD, but not everyone likes the same gameplay as you do, man.

guitarded771708d ago

@ The_Villager

IGN said that CoD:Ghosts was visually underwhelming, and didn't look next gen. Especially when compared to Battlefield 4. Don't get pissed at me, just passing on what IGN said.

cell9891708d ago

@Ape007 give them a chance? its their first try at nextgen? well what about the guys at DICE with BF4 or the guys at Guerrilla with KSF? theyre jumping into next gen for the first time as well, but you dont see their games looking outdated, you see new gfx standards and even more players per lobby, COD is still stuck in 2007 after all this time. WHy because they refuse to invest in an all new engine, knowing fan boys will buy the game anyway

sAVAge_bEaST1708d ago


GAMEPLAY?!?!! Battlefield has dedicated servers, which means bullets hit where you shoot, and has bullet drop.

No Lottery connections,. No whacked out hit markers, No alternating weapon strength.
Bf4 will have 60fps, giving you that "silky smooth" feeling, and 32vs32 which means there will always be a gun fight,..

True next gen , here we come, Bf4+Ps4 = Gr8ness.

starchild1708d ago

I completely agree that Battlefield 4 will be the more enjoyable game (for me at least), but I don't think COD Ghosts looks nearly as bad as some of you are saying.

Battlefield 4 looks the best, followed by Killzone Shadow Fall, and then COD Ghosts.

bjmartynhak1708d ago

"BF has massive fights with tanks and ships and planes and helicopters"

You nailed, that's why I prefer COD.

Yes, you read it right :)

pixelsword1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

"What's the difference between current-gen and next-gen Call of Duty: Ghosts?"


A little off topic:

Why aren't people complaining that this guy has a question mark in his title? When Hip-Hop Gamer did it, people said it was unprofessional and showed a lack of journalism skills and reported him; so now why is this acceptable now?, because it's Eurogamer?

MysticStrummer1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

"im a gamer who likes GAMEPLAY and CoD has better gameplay than both BF and KZ"

I guess simple = better for you and many other people. I prefer deeper and more tactical gameplay in my shooters. To each their own. The only time I have a problem with it is when other games try to CoD-ify in the name of sales instead of doing their own thing.

@pixelsword - I'm just glad the title doesn't contain the word "Why".

juggulator1708d ago

This dude is clearly out of his mind.
Unreal Engine3 does dynamic lighting via light environments. It's what allowed Gears Of War 2 to ship. So many AAA games have used dynamic lighting that his statement is literally laughable. The only thing is that most of the time it's not 100% real time dynamic lighting and it's precomputed but I highly doubt that COD:Chosts will be bringing any groudbreaking lighting features that we haven't already seen.

Kurt Russell1707d ago


It also has smaller no vehicle deathmatch game types like Cod.

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MWong1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

I think a lot of people were underwhelmed at the COD reveal. Honestly it looked like BO2 with new modes and somewhat dynamic maps.

cell9891708d ago

lol dynamic x) I love the rolling logs and the lame gas station collapse

MWong1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

Lol, you know when I saw what they meant by dynamic maps I was like WTF. NFS has had these kind of "dynamic maps" since PS2/XB1.

AntBoogy901708d ago

Not to mention dynamic maps have BEEN done before Ghost.

cyclindk1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

Yeah I didn't even know if what I was seeing was the next gen version or what... blurry textures made me think otherwise so IDK really...

Not to mention the atrocious fire effects... flat... don't know if there was a single "particle" floating around out there.

Cam9771708d ago

I saw the XB1 gameplay thanks to Jackfrags of Youtube and the superior graphical ability just made the textures look watered down, grey and overall, pretty p*ss poor.

The_Villager1708d ago

To be honest they all looked the same to me. Getting really sick of FPS's. The gameplay is so repetitive.

RedHawkX1708d ago

whats the difference between any call of duty game really? they all the same but luckily next gen version is only 60 so you get ripped of like you normaly would for buying it instead of it being 70 dollars and even more a rip off lol

filipakos1708d ago

Looking at cod ghosts and titan fall you can see why cod had its downfall.They fired the brains

sync901708d ago

Totally agree. Thats what happens when your engine is STILL based on tech over 10yrs old.

bacrec11708d ago

He just had to slip in a Wii U jab.

BOWZER351708d ago

Would be perfect on Wii U haha I'm getting it

caperjim1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

The biggest difference that console gamers will see with the first batch of next generation games is the 1080p resolution bump. Over time other graphical elements will get better like they do every generation.

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Tsar4ever011708d ago

I really hope they changed the Sound design cuz for the last 3 COD games, the sounds effects for the ALL the weapons Really, really Tanks when compared to other fps like bf-bc1/2, bf3 & Moh 1&2. Fix those weapons sound fx Infinity ward! Damn!!

UnholyLight1708d ago

I've always loved CoD. I lost that love after Modern Warfare 3. I still hope that Ghosts can prove me wrong. I really want to like the game but I agree, it isn't quite Next Gen enough. I was hoping for another breakthrough the way CoD 2 was as a launch game on Xbox 360.

In the end I'll probably buy it to try it the way I did with Black Ops 2, but I can see the majority of my gaming time spent on Battlefield 4, Titanfall, and Killzone Shadow Fall

CrossingEden1708d ago

Good to know you already played the game and know how it feels and plays. -__-

Blasphemy1708d ago

The fish move out of your way when you swim past them, so next generation guys.

Psn8001707d ago

This edition of Cod is not very next generation looking to be really honest looking at other fps titles that are coming this Autumn .

Or are they becoming complacent due to the game succes but what can be a succes one year can be an absolutely non seller the next , when you produce succes you must keep pushing look at BF4 every year it gets better & looks better .

Psn8001707d ago

I personally think that Cod as a very unfair advantage over gamers who want to play for the fun of the game but there are people playing not for the fun of the game but for how many kills they can get using quick scoping which spoils the fun for everyone .

Can't the publisher see that gamers are now moving in there droves to the BF series because of these terrible flaws in the game & last generation graphics & I every gamer knows that complacency has taken bigger games than Cod down , they really need to go back to the drawing board & virtually start again because the FPS as moved on another level this generation .

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Double_Oh_Snap1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

Fish AI.

If I am being completely honest there reveal of ghosts mp
didn't look worlds apart from MW3 or BO2.

mrmarx1708d ago

One sucks with better graphics

Cam9771708d ago

They're both turds, one's just polished.

sephiroth4201708d ago

probably best to just get it on pc and see what its like on there.

Gster1708d ago (Edited 1708d ago )

I believe the opening stage demo last week was showcased on PC with xbox1 controllers.
Agree-Not Buying

SouthClaw1708d ago

You do realize that those "PC with Xbox 1 controllers" are what is called a development kit. Just like at E3 the games were ran on Xbox 1 Alpha kits which are in PC cases. They don't have lovely consoles to run them on because 1. its not important to run it on the hardware in a console 2. the consoles were not done by the time of the announcement 3. people will always leak information and pictures so Microsoft would not give out a beta or finished dev kit until after the announcement. Learn the facts kid.

Gster1708d ago

@SouthClawless Actually yeah, you do sound like a person who has first hand information on all of this. Thanks for your very insightful comment. You should post more....KID !!

BTW Here's a few more "realistic" facts you might like to take a look at:

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meatysausage1708d ago

Pretty sure I read somewhere here that COD ghosts was going to achieve 'CGI quality graphics'.

They should be embarrassed, not only are the graphics for the PC, PS4, XBO average, the gameplay is so generic and has barely changed.
People shouldn't even support this brand any more until they bring more innovation

Salooh1708d ago

You mean above next generation .

MidnytRain1708d ago

Hey, bro, Toy Story still looks better than most games today, lol.

_QQ_1708d ago

Toy Story looks better than all games today.

papajag1707d ago

CGI quality according to their standard. And that's not very high.