AS EXPECTED, the kick in the doors and shoot first game Call of Duty: Ghosts has been announced and will go on sale this autumn.
Call of Duty: Ghosts, which semi-controversially drops the Modern Warfare bit from the CoD game titles, has been as hotly tipped as incoming for weeks. It was expected to be announced this week, and indeed it has been.
Firms are already accepting pre-orders for the game, which will be released on 5 November. The rumour is that it will take place in the future, but will use current technology and weaponry. Tesco, when it slipped up and put up game information early, said the action would take place in a new setting. This could be Great Yarmouth.
So far all we have to go on is a teaser trailer that talks a lot about wearing masks, why we wear masks and who wears masks.
A lot of different types of warrior are shown, so we could speculate that Call of Duty: Ghosts is a kind of other-worldy beat 'em up free for all where warriors of all kinds batter the heck out of each other. That would be a radical move away from the Call of Duty franchise though.
It is more likely that you will play one of the squad of modern looking chaps who close the trailer. The ones, we are told, that wear masks to "Protect us all".
The game won't be revealed until 21 May, and according to the trailer we will be able to see it live at the "Next Generation Xbox Reveal" on that date. It will also be available for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and PC.
"Everyone was expecting us to make Modern Warfare 4, which would have been the safe thing to do. But we're not resting on our laurels," said Mark Rubin, executive producer of developer Infinity Ward.
"We saw the console transition as the perfect opportunity to start a new chapter for Call of Duty. So we're building a new sub-brand, a new engine, and a lot of new ideas and experiences for our players. We can't wait to share them with our community." µ
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