Activision has unveiled the first glimpse of multiplayer for their latest Call of Duty title, this time featuring for the first time the ability to play as a female soldier within the games competitive scene. Players will be able to customise their soldier with "over 20,000 possible combinations, including heads, body types, equipment, gender, and more."
“Call of Duty: Ghosts continues the tradition of unrivaled gameplay and innovation that has made Call of Duty one of the most engaging entertainment experiences in the world played by more than 100 million fans,” said Activision Publishing, Inc.’s CEO, Eric Hirshberg. “Call of Duty set the benchmark for the current gen and that’s exactly what we’re aiming to do for the next generation.”
Customisation isn't just limited to your solider this time round, with Ghosts offering an entire squad of up to 10 unique soldiers which can be customized down to their appearance, perks, loadouts, and style of play. Each member of the squad will also be unique in their XP earnings, allowing for individual prestiges and rewards.
Squads will also be making an appearance in the aptly named Squads mode that will see players pit their squads against other opponents. You'll be able to enlist to play solo, cooperatively up to 6-players, or competitively for one vs. one, head-on matches pitting players and their squads against others and their squads.
Squads features a variety of play-types, allowing fans at any time to swap-out their custom A.I. soldiers with real friends for quick-action co-op. The competition can be fierce as squad soldiers display life-like, skilled tactics and behaviors like side-strafing, corner-camping, jump-shooting and more. Players, plus their squads, will earn XP, and if you’re offline, be prepared as your squad may get challenged for play without you.
Dynamic maps will also make their debut within the multiplayer, enabling players to alter the layout of the map on the go. While not offering direct destruction like its competitor Battlefield 4, player-triggered traps and events allow gamers to strategically redirect the course of battle, including the ability to call-in a map-changing killstreak, which can completely transform or modify the map delivering new levels of strategy and gameplay.
Those worried about their stats when transferring over to the next-gen systems need not worry, as Activision has also announced that both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 users can transfer all their Call of Duty: Ghosts stats, unlocks, and more through the Call of Duty Elite account system.
Check out the multiplayer trailer below which also conveniently debuts the new track "Survival" by Eminem. If you want to learn more on what else is coming in the multiplayer side of Ghosts, check out the official website
which includes a run down on clans, bots and more.