Power changes everything starting today, as Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition is now available worldwide. Eager fans lined up at midnight at thousands of retail locations around the globe to get access to the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, available today. The new title from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. [Nasdaq: ATVI], marks the first Call of Duty® game led by developer Sledgehammer Games and the first time for a three-year development cycle. Advanced Warfare also introduces the exoskeleton – the biggest core movement change in franchise history. With the power of the exo, players can boost jump, dodge, slam and more through a visceral and compelling new story; built from the ground up multiplayer experience; and a brand new cooperative mode for the complete entertainment package that only Call of Dutycan deliver.
Call of Duty: Ghosts introduces Extinction – an all-new 1-4 player cooperative game mode featuring a unique blend of fast-paced survival action, FPS base defense, scavenging and class leveling.
Outnumbered and outgunned, but not outmatched. Call of Duty: Ghosts takes players to a world altered by a devastating mass event. Following an elite squad of soldiers known as the “Ghosts,” lead the fight back against a newly emerged global power. Call of Duty: Ghosts arrives 11.5.13.
Activision today announced further details surrounding Call of Duty: Ghosts’ participation in Sony’s PS3 to PS4 upgrade program. The upgrade program is completely optional and allows consumers who purchase Call of Duty: Ghosts on PlayStation®3 to upgrade to the PlayStation®4 version of the game for a limited time at a suggested retail price of only $10, €10, or £10 depending on territory. More details will be shared in the weeks to come.
“Today we’re announcing that anyone who buys Call of Duty: Ghosts for the PS3 will be able to upgrade to Call of Duty: Ghosts for the PS4 for a limited time at a suggested retail price of just $10, €10, or £10,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “Retail programs, announced by Amazon and GameStop allow our players to upgrade from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Ghostsfor $10 as well. We have also previously announced that for a limited time our players will bring all of their Season Pass Content and all of their in-game progress with them within a console family, for no additional charge. We have the best fans in the world, and we want to make this transition as seamless and easy for them as possible. And there’s more news to come on that front. Stay tuned.”
According to Justin McElroy of Joystiq, via Twitter, the Wall Street Journal just broke NDA on Bobby Kotick’s wet dream for Call of Duty, hours before it was supposed to be posted. Call of Duty Elite will be a paid service a little similar to Bungie’s stat tracking in Halo. A little ridiculous really but the subscription also includes access to the game’s dlc map packs. It doesn’t have many details like if these will be exclusive maps to subscribers but all we know right now is that a subscription will get you stats and maps. Activision execs are thinking something around your standard $8 bucks a month which is an adopted price for other online entertainment services but honestly, $8 dollars for stats and maps? They better add something worthwhile to the service for $96 a year. I can see them going further to mirror Bungie’s way and doing videos and screen shots but hey, Bungie also provides that for free. Also take into consideration that if this happens to lure droves of CoD players into paying monthly fees, you may be looking at a more Pay to Pay focused CoD.