Detachments - A new multiplayer / multiplayer mode in Call of Duty: Ghosts, which is similar to Survival mode in Modern warfare 3. This game mode allows players to form a detachment of soldiers created in multiplayer mode and play alone, cooperate with other players (in the amount of 1 to 6 people), or compete online on the Internet.
All the progress that has been made in the Squad mode is recorded on the multiplayer account, so players will be able to improve the ranks of their characters, gain access to new weapons, uniforms, etc. In offline mode, players will also be able to use previously created equipment and apply them to bots.
This mode consists of four types of games with separate tasks and rules:
Squad vs. Squad: multiplayer confrontation between two players, in which you and your squad will fight with the squad of your opponent.
Assault Squad (Squad Assault): gives you the opportunity to play against up to 6 other players at the same time, even if they are offline.
War game (Wargame): six player standoff mode. You and five more soldiers are confronting a detachment of six people. You can exchange soldiers with your friend at any time for a quick joint game.
Protection (Safeguard): survival mode for four players. Try to withstand the onslaught of the enemy.
|Gameranks||PS3: 80.73% |
Wii U: 70.83%
|Metacritic||PS4: 78/100 |
Wii U: 69/100
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The script for a single player campaign was written by Stephen Gaghan, known for his work on scripts for films such as Traffic and Sirian, but the final script was developed in conjunction with designers and other staff Infinity wardwho could appreciate Stephen’s ideas and suggest how this can be interestingly implemented in the gameplay. It is known that the events of the single player campaign take place in 2023 and the story will develop linearly without the branches present in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 . The studio separately emphasized that the events developing in the game do not describe the real everyday life of the military, therefore, parallels with real life need not be drawn, but at the same time, for the credibility of the gameplay, the studio consulted with veterans and former military.
The name of the game associates it with the main characters - an elite unit of special forces of the US Army, the appearance of which legends are made up. The game world is close to the post-apocalypse, which is a novelty in the series. According to the plot, a hacker breaking into the space station "O. D. I. N. ”, launched a missile strike on the main cities of America. It was then that the player met with the main characters, Hash and Logan - two brothers from California who grew up in these terrible years. 10 years after the fall of America to the level of a militarized republic, the brothers meet with the "Ghosts" (Ghosts) and join their team in order to maintain order in the new world. In the plot of the campaign, according to the developers, attention will be paid to the relationship between the characters.
On two continents, there is a struggle between the remaining superpowers, which forms the basis of the new world politics, since the Middle East was wiped off the face of the Earth by a nuclear strike. The United States of America is opposed by the South American Federation, a coalition of South American countries. Her invasion of the United States is led by a certain Roark. Under his leadership, the Federation armies reached the borders of the United States. America itself is in decline, but its army still continues to resist the invasion of the Federation. America's main border garrison is concentrated at Fort Santa Monica. The southern borders of America are covered by a solid Wall, while other territories, up to the borders of the Federation, are unsuitable for life and are called the "Neutral Zone".
Game plot Edit
Once the Walker family went on a trip outside the city, where Elias, the father of the main characters, tells his sons the legend about the formation of “Ghosts”. Upon returning home, they see how the “O. D. I. N. ”, under the control of the Federation, launches missiles in all US cities. Hash, Logan and their father Elias struggled to get out of the satellite’s affected area. Meanwhile, space station employees were able to destroy the launcher, but died when they fell into the Earth’s atmosphere.
Next, the action takes place a few years after shelling their house.
Announcement that the next (tenth) game of the series Call of duty will be released in 2013, was made in early February 2013 during the announcement of financial results Activision . The first reliable information about the existence of the game appeared on April 29, 2013, when on the official website of the game series Call of duty a page was published with the image of a skull, which was an attribute of one of the main characters of the series Modern warfare (rumors of continued release of games in the universe Modern warfare went online since the fall of 2012) of Lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley (Eng. Simon "Ghost" Riley), and the accompanying inscription "Ghosts exist" (Eng. Ghosts Are Real). The publication of the page was accompanied by an announcement from the public relations manager Activision Dan Amrich (born Dan Amrich), back in March 2013, warned that the beta version of the game would not be available to the public, but confirmed its development, and a series of tweets in the official twitter-magazines of Infinity Ward and the series Call of duty .
Before the official announcement of the game, information about its development was already online: in the patch files for the game Call of Duty: Black Ops II, camouflage textures for weapons in the game with a recognizable skull image were found, information appeared about the possibility of placing a pre-order for the game (a version for Wii U) in retail (GameStop, Tesco, Target) and online stores, accompanied by a cover image and the release date from the advertising poster - November 5, 2013. It is expected that the official announcement of the game, which uses the old graphics engine and supports next-generation consoles (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), will be held in the first week of May 2013. There were even rumors that the next game in the series Call of dutyto be released in 2013, is being developed by Neversoft studio (which developed the games of the Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero series), also owned by Activision and officially looking for employees to work on a first-person shooter game (the requirements are specified in the job descriptions) in the universe Call of duty . Studio Sledgehammer Games also officially confirmed that it was not involved in the project, as was the case with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, but it was confirmed that the studio was working on another game in the universe Call of duty .
May 1, 2013 the official game page was launched Call of Duty: Ghosts on Facebook . On the same day, on the official YouTube channel of the game series Call of duty the first trailer of the game is posted Call of Duty: Ghosts, it officially confirms the date of receipt of the game on sale - November 5, 2013, and is called the date of the premiere demonstration of the game, which will be held during the presentation of the new console of the family Xbox from Microsoft, May 21, 2013. The page for accepting pre-orders for a new game opens, among the declared supported platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC (the Steam version appears in pre-order at the end of May 2013).
On the same day, the Call of Duty: Ghosts game page is launched on the site www.callofduty.com, published the official press release Activision, which confirms the game's support for next-generation consoles.
The day before the premiere of the game during the presentation of the new console from Microsoft on the official Vine-channel of the series of games there is a video with fragments of the game in debug mode, and the Australian channel Xbox posted a record of the reaction of players who were shown gameplay before the official premiere of the game Call of Duty: Ghosts .
During the presentation of the Xbox One console, the game was also shown for the first time Call of Duty: Ghosts. Declared exclusivity add-ons for console users Microsoft and Stephen Geigan’s busyness in writing the script for the single-player campaign of the game. Videos were shown made on the game engine, character models in comparison with models from the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 , announced some innovations: destructible environments on maps for multiplayer games, the appearance in the game of a dog as a full-fledged partner. On the same day Infinity ward announces that the development is conducted by the studio with the support of Raven software and Neversoft and confirms the support of the game Playstation 4 .
It is officially confirmed that the game runs on an updated engine that already supports next-generation consoles (on Ps4 in 1080p mode, on Xbox one - 720p). For example, it added technology to increase the number of polygons in models in real time, depending on how close the player is to them. Increasing the number of polygons will positively affect the models of players, equipment and the surrounding world, which will ultimately increase the realism of the game process. Develop a completely new engine in two years, which the studio has Infinity ward were in between the outputs of their games, it is impossible, so it was decided to modify the existing one, transferring its quality to another, higher level. Infinity ward noted that the result of improvements will be noticeable not only on the next generation consoles, but also on the current consoles. New consoles have significantly improved the AI of the enemies in the game’s campaign.
Before the exhibition E3 2013Activision held a half-hour presentation Call of Duty: Ghosts for selected players. During the presentation, parts of several missions from the single player campaign were shown, including the one in which the dog participates (nickname Riley), as a tribute to Gost (Simon "Ghost" Riley), which can be ordered and barked, if the player is playing on behalf of the dog. For a single player campaign Infinity ward creates larger levels in which the player can even get lost.
Talking about the process of creating a game, a representative Infinity ward shared a description of how the studio decided to create Call of Duty: Ghosts. Interesting that u Infinity ward there was an opportunity to do another project, but passion and desire to create games in the series Call of duty were stronger, so it was decided to continue to work for this series. Talk about a new game started right after Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 appeared on sale. Discussions among the team took place over the course of many weeks; the non-game of the series was discussed Call of duty, and game moments that I would like to implement in the next project. The studio quickly and easily decided that her next game would be Call of duty, but not Modern warfare 4, but something with new heroes, events, history, but in the same universe in which the events of the series developed Modern warfare. The list of innovations that I wanted to implement in the new game was so large and varied that it quickly became clear - it’s not Modern warfare 4and something else. At the end of October 2013, the studio confirms that it has no plans to create Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 .
In mid-June 2013, it was officially confirmed that the game Call of Duty: Ghosts will be available in the console version Wii U and then also officially announced that the fate of the game for Wii U nothing is known. The final existence of the game version for Wii U confirmed July 25, 2013, release date is also announced - November 5, 2013.
In early July 2013, it was confirmed that a component of a cooperative game was present in the game. Information is confirmed in early October 2013, when data about the achievements of the game leak into the network Call of Duty: Ghosts, among which there is a reference to achievements that can only be obtained by playing in a team. From the same information, one can make an assumption that the game will have a new mode, which is an alternative to the zombie fighting mode developed by Treyarch (presumably the new mode will be a fight against alien creatures). The official presentation of the regime took place on October 28, 2013. The mode is a survival game, the group consists of 4 people and is protected from waves of aliens.
In early October 2013, unofficial information about the system requirements of the game appears. Call of Duty: Ghosts in version for PC. An interesting observation was that the installation requires 50GB of free hard disk space, which is a lot even for 2013. In the second half of October 2013, official minimum system requirements were published, in which the required free space on the disk for installation is indicated 40GB. The game works only on 64-bit operating systems.
On the new generation consoles Call of Duty: Ghosts works in 1080p on Ps4and in extended 720p on Xbox one . A similar restriction for the version of the game under the prefix from Micorosft due to the fact that with an increase in resolution, the studio could not achieve the desired indicator fpswhich was installed as required - 60 fps. The head of the studio separately emphasized that the point is not in technology and the game engine, but in hardware. Later representative Activision states the next game of the series Call of duty, developed by Sledgehammer Games, will indeed be the first game in the series for new generation consoles and will appear first in versions for them, and later for PS3 and Xbox 360 .
November 11, 2013 released a mobile application for the game Call of Duty: Ghosts for iOS and Andro> platforms.
The official demonstration of the multiplayer component Call of Duty: Ghosts scheduled for August 14, 2013. The studio says that in this game she tried to make the multiplayer component more entertaining for the players.
On October 28, 2013, the network published a complete list of maps for multiplayer games and the modes that will be available in the game from the date of the start of official sales.
October 6, 2013 it became known that in Call of Duty: Ghosts there will be an analogue of the zombie mode from Black Ops, in which you will need to defend against aliens, performing story missions. At the same time, there will be a standard “Survival” mode, in which it will be necessary to reflect superior waves of opponents. This was confirmed by a list of hidden achievements leaked into the network, one of which has an emblem in the form of an alien skull.
The standard survival mode is called SafeGuard. Players will also be from 1 to 4, and thanks to teamwork they will be able to get the ending. It is not yet known whether there will be one or several of them, depending on the decision of the players. According to sources, there will be few rounds of ammunition, and very many opponents. October 27, 2013 published a photo of the boot screen of the card "Extinction": depicts a certain alien acting as one of the enemy in the mode. On October 28, 2013, a map trailer was published.
As part of the agreement concluded by Microsoft and Activision, add-ons for the game will be available to console users from Microsoft earlier than players on other platforms.
The first official addition to Call of Duty: Ghosts becomes a map Free fall, access to which will be provided free of charge for all those who placed a pre-order for the game. The same card became the first card in the series. Call of duty, which presents a dynamically changing environment.
Activision expects from Call of Duty: Ghosts high sales figures, because according to the head of the publisher the series is in its best shape for the entire time of its existence: the number of people playing is only increasing, and sales are in no hurry to fall. Separately Activision She announced that she was going to get back the title of the best-selling entertainment project, which in October 2013 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 game GTA V was selected.
Despite the mediocre estimates obtained by the game at launch, analysts are inclined to believe that the sales of the game will be good, while Activision recognized that sales figures for Call of Duty: Ghosts when starting lower than Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 at the same point in time at startup. On November 6, 2013, the publisher reports that on the first day of sales, copies of the game for $ 1 billion were shipped to distribution networks. Some journalists who watched the speech of Bobby Kotick decided that it was about sales, not about deliveries, and this news got to both Internet resources and television.
In mid-December, analysts estimated the sales figures of the game Call of Duty: Ghosts as satisfactory, as the game loses in numbers and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 .
Call of Duty: Ghosts became the best-selling game November 2013.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is one of the best-selling games on Xbox360 and Playstation 3as well as the best-selling on Xboxone and Playstation 4. Call of Duty: Ghosts the most popular live activity game, as recognized Activision, game statistics have bypassed past parts, the duration of game sessions has increased significantly.
December 29thAmazon announced that Call of Duty: Ghosts is the best-selling game in the holiday season.
January 17 it was announced that Call of Duty: Ghosts is the best selling game December 2013. And also that Call of Duty: Ghosts is the second best-selling game 2013 after Grand theft auto 5.
A game Call of Duty: Ghosts received mixed ratings of game resources. The Absolute Games gaming site rated it 70%, noting that the game froze in place.