Call Of Duty Ghosts Announcement
“The ghosts are real”, Activision claims, and that’s all the gaming world needs to get amped up for the next Call of Duty title.
Call of Duty really needs no introduction. It’s a franchise that represents one of the most intense gaming experiences to be found anywhere on the planet. This is particularly true for its online aspect. It’s because of Activision’s attention to quality in every regard that gamers
treat even the slightest tidbit on a new CoD game is treated as gospel.
If past hits are an indication of anything, Call of Duty: Ghosts is going to be a brutal, ridiculously addictive melee.
*Update! Already the #1 seller on Amazon for FPS shooter games in 2nd day of pre-order.
Coming This November
You have to hand it to Activision for generating this kind of excitement months before the game is actually released. It all started with a simple image of a skull-patterned balaclava, which any CoD fan knows is the insignia of Simon “Ghost” Riley. We haven’t seen Simon Riley since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, so there’s been a lot of speculation in regards to what he’s been up to between games. Activision threw more fuel on the fire by changing the bio on CoD’s Twitter page to “#CODGhosts is real”, and then encouraging followers to re-tweet if they were ready for the next generation of Call of Duty. Providing fans with a link to the game’s official Facebook page only serves to pump up the anticipation even further.
Pre-orders for the game are currently available, and the numbers for that are already considerably impressive. It’s important to remember that this is the same franchise that generated a billion dollars in sales (for Call of Duty: Black Ops II) at the end of 2012. Anyone who pre-orders the latest installment through GameStop will get a beautiful double-sided poster. Those who pre-order as a GameStop PowerUp Rewards subscriber will receive an exclusive weapon camo with a Call of Duty: Ghosts theme. This weapon camo will be available for use in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Steam has been helping along the energy running towards the game’s release date at the end of 2013. A promotional sale was held, in which players could try the game for free. Those who liked the game enough to want to purchase their own copy, and this was a considerable number of people, received a staggering 33% discount.
A New COD Experience
Some might think that it’s a bit unfair to place such expectations on the new Call of Duty title. Fans of the franchise would be inclined to strongly disagree with any naysayers. At least a small part of the series popularity can be attributed to smart marketing tactics by Activision. This latest version certainly seems to be following in those footsteps, utilizing social media and freebies to entice potential new fans, and keep the faithful as devoted as ever.
And as for whether or not the game itself will live up all these lofty expectations, we’ll be able to find out for ourselves before long.