Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC, profiles will carry over to next-gen

Activision confirms gamers won't need to pay twice for expansions or re-level their characters for latest shooter if upgrading from current- to next-gen.

Call of Duty: Ghosts downloadable content and character profiles will carry over from current- to next-generation consoles, Activision announced today during its special presentation in Los Angeles.

There will not be an additional fee associated with the transfer of character profiles or downloadable content, Activision said.

The functionality is only supported within the same console family, meaning the offer stands from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, but not Xbox 360 to PlayStation 4 or some other variation.

Activision also announced today that Call of Duty: Ghosts will receive a DLC season pass that will include four expansion packs. No price was announced, though a similar pass for Call of Duty: Black Ops II is offered at $50.

Activision and Infinity Ward took the wraps of the multiplayer mode for Call of Duty: Ghosts today. It is described as the most significant overhaul of the game mode ever done since 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

GameSpot is currently on location at the Call of Duty: Ghosts event in Los Angeles. Check back later for more.

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duuuuuuude1
duuuuuuude1

Your face will carry over to the next generation.

edinko
edinko

HOw wonderful that its now only a 100 dollar game with the season pass. Very generous

Matcam89
Matcam89

Although not amazing..the cranked mode does seem fun.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

this is good, bad thing (for me) I dont have a CoD profile lol

djames12345
djames12345

is cod actually steppin there game up 0.o

DrKill09
DrKill09

Again, just quit buying current gen versions when the next gen ones are months off... 

Daian
Daian

Lol at them calling DLCs expansion packs, real expansion packs offer a lot of content, practically an entire game worth of content, just smaller than the original. 

DLC map packs are bullshit.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

I said it on the BF4 news and I'll say it on this... I would rather wait a few more weeks

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

So we're calling them expansion packs now? Did they finally realise that just a few maps for £12 isn't enough or is this just some new terminology. Well if the game isn't changing at least their vocabulary is, for better or for worse.

marcus5546
marcus5546

I dont get the hate. It is a great multiplayer game that I know will always have an on-line presence when I want to take a break from the backlog. The game mechanics are spot on. True, it does look the same every year and they hype for sales, but I do enjoy playing it. I like that they included more single player content into the off- line modes with better AI.

ps3gamer1234
ps3gamer1234

It is wrong to have no PS3 to PS4 conversion.

robertcain
robertcain

No PS3 to PS4 conversion, keeping it to Xbox again; these exclusive deals alone won't sell more Xbox Ones. MS has a hefty amount of work to do if they want to recover from all these debacles.

allever
allever

If they don't fix the invisibility hack on PS3 for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3.. don't expect me to buy this shit.

aajep
aajep

"Expansions." ... Heh..

Bigjoe1627
Bigjoe1627

Lol they are trying to get people to buy Xbox One.

kevin_42
kevin_42

Looking like a great game. I was on the fence... but it looks like I'll be getting this one, too.

RainIsMyDrug
RainIsMyDrug

Wow.  I was just wondering this myself 

Tevin2020
Tevin2020

like this just to like it. lol

CROAT_56
CROAT_56

BF4 also has stat, progression, and Premium transfer from PS3 to PS4 and 360 to X1

AllForJMJ
AllForJMJ

"It is described as the most significant overhaul of the game mode ever done since 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare."

Which is like taking a large boulder that has sat in the same place for centuries, moving it a yard or two, and saying it's the most significant move for the boulder in years.

sanchango
sanchango

@DrKill09 The problem with that logic is that, there are people who don't want to buy a next gen console early(don't have enough money, waiting until something better comes out, or a price drop/better bundle). Therefore, they have the option of getting the current gen, play online, build up their character profile and buy DLC. Then when they think that the time is right, they will buy a next gen console(along with the next gen version of that title) . With this option they can transfer all they gained over to next gen at no cost.

sa2bmaster
sa2bmaster

@Daian I agree with you exactly, 4 maps shouldn't be worth $15,  $5-10 is a good price. I also hate that the most recent DLC is the only time you can consistently play any DLC maps outside of custom games, and even then only 1 or 2 of the 4 get picked enough so you hardly get a chance to play the other 2 less popular maps (I don't like spending more than an hour at a time playing multiplayer just to play one map I've never tried before. I don't like BO2's voting system, the best system was in Halo 3 where a random map was picked based on game mode, and could be vetoed where another random map is picked, allowing all maps to get a chance to be played without the same 2-3 maps always getting played.

sanchango
sanchango

@BelaidKL you honestly believe everyone is going to have a next gen console when this comes out?

NTenseify
NTenseify

@DamnILoveGames If you're talking terminology then anything that expands the product (in this case more maps) qualifies as an expansion, deal with it

edinko
edinko

@marcus5546 The problem is its NOT a great MP game. Its a very simplistic consolized shooter with spray and pray gunplay and no skill involved or needed. Its a casual game not a competitive MP game. Just an illusion

Fitcherman
Fitcherman

@marcus5546 Greatness inspires hate.  People love to hate on a game that they either can't enjoy or can't succeed at, when it's the most popular game on console.

Xpyder
Xpyder

@AllForJMJ True, but oh well, it's got some real changes it seems, squads, female soldiers, dynamic scenarios and a ton of game modes, not saying it does actually matter that much and i never played a call of duty beyond the first modern warfare but this time it seems like they have actually done something different, though the game still looks boring as hell without huge scenarios, destructability and more strategy/thinking instead of just killing people...

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

@sanchango If you get it 6 months down the line you're still only 6 months from another CoD... I, personally, wouldn't buy a game which I'm then going to buy again on another console "down the line".. Just play it on the console you purchased it on till you're done with it

robertcain
robertcain

@NTenseify @robertcain The article said ''No other combination'' so I assumed that meant PS3 to 4 as well. My mistake.

AllForJMJ
AllForJMJ

@Xpyder @AllForJMJ No, in fairness, it does look like they're doing some interesting things; my point is really that it won't be as radically different as they'd lead us to believe.

AllForJMJ
AllForJMJ

@Fitcherman @AllForJMJ @Xpyder Well, yes. People don't expect a completely different experience. But take the case of MW2 and MW3. MW3 was like a DLC for MW2. Very little was changed other than the campaign, which I haven't played so I won't comment on it. 

Another example: the game engine. BO2 multiplayer is fun. But (and I can only speak for myself) the graphics are not impressive. In fact, I think MW2 is a better looking game than BO2. And there haven't been significant upgrades to the engine for a while (a trend that may change with Ghosts). Contrast this with DICE's Frostbite engine.

In conclusion, people don't want dramatic, earth-shifting change. But they don't want complacency, either. And, in fairness, COD: Ghosts could be exactly what the series needs to silence the haters. Note that I said it could be.

Fitcherman
Fitcherman

@AllForJMJ @Xpyder Of course people want a similar game.  If they wanted to play a different game, they wouldn't be playing Call of Duty.

AllForJMJ
AllForJMJ

@Xpyder @AllForJMJ It's fun, I don't deny that. Are they taking advantage of their huge community of people who are perfectly willing to buy similar games every year? Yes.

Xpyder
Xpyder

@AllForJMJ @Xpyder couldn't agree more! To me a call of duty is a party game(co-op or versus on the game screen) and it will stay like that, though i probably won't buy a call of duty game it is a good game to play with friends while drinking and talking some shit IN PERSON, in all seriousness, fuck online "friends" hahaha