Activision is continuing its tradition of releasing a new title in its marquee first-person shooter franchise every year: the company has just officially announced Call of Duty: Ghosts will be available on November 5th. The game is being trumpeted as a new Call of Duty for the next generation of game consoles — the new Xbox and the PlayStation 4 — and it will be fully unveiled at Microsoft's May 21st next Xbox event. (The game will also be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.) Considering the focus on the next generation of consoles, it isn't a stretch to connect the title's November 5th release date to the new Xbox's launch day. There's no confirmation of that, and during the last console transition games that launched on both the PS3 and Xbox 360 came out after they were first released for older consoles. Still, a November release for Activision's top-tier game franchise is no surprise, and it's a natural time for a new console launch.
While Call of Duty: Ghosts doesn't carry the well-known Modern Warfare moniker, the title will most definitely be situated in contemporary times, if the new trailer released today is anything to go by. Activision and Infinity Ward, developers of the original Call of Duty titles and the first entries in the Modern Warfare series, are giving few details on the new game. However, they do say in a press release that it will feature an "all-new gameplay experience built on an entirely new story, setting and cast of characters, all powered by a new, next-generation Call of Duty engine."