Many Call of Duty fans had set high expectations for Infinity Ward to deliver something spectacular for the Call of Duty franchise since it was going to be made available on next gen consoles. Although these expectations were somewhat shattered with the gameplay reveals of Call of Duty ghosts, I initially questioned whether the game was being played on current gen consoles or next gen; well these were my initial thoughts anyway!
Now since I have already pre-ordered a PS4 console, I started to research which launch games I would like to pre-order! Now as I am a Call of Duty fan (yes I know, not everyone likes Call of Duty) my gut feeling is telling me to stick with Call of Duty as one of the launch titles I want to pick up; but then another side of me wants to experience the true next generation experience and with my initial thoughts I may not be getting this with Call of Duty Ghosts. So I decided to dig deeper and do a comparison between Call of Duty Ghosts (running on a next generation console) and Call of Duty Black Ops 2 (running on a PS3) and here are my findings:
Call of Duty Scope View Comparison
There is definitely more detail in the Call of Duty Ghosts scope and a more blur effect to the surroundings. There is also less jaggy areas on the actual scope and on the character model.
Call of Duty Environment Comparison
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 was easily the best looking Call of Duty game in the current generation, and judging by the map environment it does seem to look as good as the Call of Duty Ghosts environment in this comparison screenshot. Although environments are supposed to be destructive in the latest Call of Duty Ghosts.
Call of Duty Optic Sight Comparison
I feel Call of Duty Ghosts does have a good improvement in this screenshot, particularly due to the fact that there is a slight glass effect to the optic sight and the sight itself looks cleaner. The character model also looks great when looking down the optic sight.
Call of Duty Knifing Comparison
The knife in this comparison is much more detailed in Call of Duty Ghosts, along with the texture of the hand and the opponent’s reaction to getting knifed. Not to mention that there is a new animation when knifing in Call of Duty Ghosts (more similar to Battlefield 3).
Call of Duty Character Model Comparison
I believe this is where the new Call of Duty Ghosts definitely out performs the predecessors. A lot has also gone into character customisation where you can create your own soldier each having their own levels etc.
Should I preorder Call of Duty Ghosts?
Judging by the comparison I made, I probably will bite the bullet and give this a pre-order alongside Fifa 14. Call of Duty Ghosts will also be running at full 1080p this time around and hopefully with a very high frame rate and dedicated servers. A great push in the right direction.
So what do you guys think? Do you feel the improvement is enough for the game to be considered next gen? Are you going to purchase it or go with Killzone or Battlefield 4 instead? Let us know in the comments section below!