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Call of Duty: Ghosts will look best on PC, Infinity Ward says

By Shawn Knight
Aug 16, 2013
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  1. The PC version of Call of Duty: Ghosts will look better than those released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Previous PC releases in the franchise from Infinity Ward were created using the same graphics assets as the PlayStation...

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  2. And in other news....the sky is blue...
  3. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 889   +171

    I wonder if the zombies mode will be included in COD: Ghosts. It was the only thing I enjoyed playing in any of the recent COD games.
    RenGood08 likes this.
  4. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Posts: 875   +130

    Maybe they will be zombie ghosts... or ghost zombies!!
  5. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Guru Posts: 429   +75

    It will look the best on PC and play the worst since they most likely wont let us rent servers to host the game where we want.
    Instead the usual BS of getting connected to one server continent wide with massive varying lag times from game to game and utter frustration.
    freythman and BlueDrake like this.
  6. ShadowDeath

    ShadowDeath TS Rookie Posts: 51

    And this is the main reason why I jumped ship to Battlefield Bad Company 2 then later BF3 when it came out.
  7. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Addict Posts: 524   +142

    And this is the main reason why I enjoy MP games on a console (well, my 360); they usually have better infrastructure for it.
  8. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Enthusiast Posts: 267   +77

    I may actually buy this one.. and MP on PC is just one wall hack away from being useless..
  9. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    Zombie mode is a Treyarch game mode. Infinity Ward is making Ghosts which means we will get another terrible survival mode that is attempting to compete with Zombies.
    wastedkill likes this.
  10. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 889   +171

    Ahhh, I didn't realize they had separate development teams working on them. I guess that shows how much I follow COD games. Well, that sucks and I guess I won't be buying COD: Ghosts lol.

  11. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Maniac Posts: 1,141   +241

    A nintendo wii can run this game... even the xbox 360 can run it lol so how is it gonna look better on PC?
     
  12. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    This had better be a large change like the difference between BF3 on xbox and PC. You can throw a prettier looking texture pack on the PC version but it won't make a huge difference unless the graphics engine itself is coded differently...like BF3. I wouldn't rag on CoD as much if the maps weren't the size of a basketball court and the graphics weren't identical between xbox and PC. Maybe Infinity Ward will fix at least one of these.
    wastedkill likes this.
  13. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 191   +13

    Wow, So psyched to see whats the deal with this new CoD. I liked playing it with my brothers. But this one seems pretty interesting. I hope it has good Zombie levels.
  14. IW and Sledgehammer are the ones making the CoD without Zombies. The game has to be made by Treyarch to offer zombies. Zombies is part of Treyarch, they are the ones who made zombies for CoD. No other CoD developer can make zombies nor would it do them any good as it would likely be different and it would risk messing up the whole zombie experience if done wrong.

    Ghosts, will NOT have zombies, it's being made by IW. I don't know if Sledgehammer is involved with it like they were with MW3 which turned out pretty bad.
  15. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,664   +57

    Duh? that and every other game made in the last 10 years?
  16. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Booster Posts: 964   +97

    If CoD looked better visually than BF4, I still wouldn't buy it, and all I really play are FPS games. Sheeyit, I wouldn't even pirate it.

    Update: I haven't given CoD a chance since number 4, so if the multiplayer reviews are good I might buy it. I almost bought the last one but just couldn't do it. The stale visuals were a big part of my decision, but I will admit their are a ton of game modes in this one that might sway me to the dark side. I play a LOT of BF3 (1000 hours), so I could use something fresh.
  17. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    The only community I play CoD on is the xbox and seeing that I'm not getting an Xbox One, there is absolutely no way I'm getting it for consoles or PC. Visuals don't make a game great. I hope Infinity Ward realizes their previous game sucked because it was more of the same for more than JUST graphics. I can see the Ghosts turning into a prettier version of Modern Warfare 3 with no added gameplay value.
    hahahanoobs likes this.
  18. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 844   +218

    I think the author meant, the game will be properly optimized for PC.
    Your going to see games primarily configured or sugar coated, to run on their accompanying consoles with possible features specific to the console version.
    This is why Battlefield 4 for PC is a big deal if your a PC enthusiast. Lets make the PS4 and Xbox1 look old before they release :p.
    trgz likes this.
  19. BMfan

    BMfan TS Guru Posts: 479   +48

    This guy knows his stuff,he will be one to watch in the future.
  20. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Guru Posts: 1,305   +477

    I don't think Mark Rubin's comments are all that stunning. But I may be a little biased. I learned earlier this week that a dump truck out matches a wheelbarrow in 9 out of 10 comparison tests. My mind was blown.
  21. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,199   +516

    So our options are outdated blurry graphics, or slightly crisper outdated graphics, ohh the options.

    I cant believe anything Activision says anymore about CoD since their last couple of games have just been hey lets just right click copy, paste, then import some different textures. I mean I like treyarchs games because of zombies and I feel they actually try. Infinity ward gave up, it was clear with MW3, I wont be buying this game unless I see something special.
  22. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,932   +899

    If they used a modern engine and the game didnt look so similar to MW3, I would give cod another shot. Too bad they are still using an ancient engine. I dont get it though. If this game is built for PC, then why does Xbox get the DLCs and updates first still.
  23. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,199   +516

    Dead on on that call, the engine never changes, they make claims that aren't true, and then pretend they have created an amazing game when they are still riding on the popularity of CoD4: Modern Warfare. If this game sells like the others have sold again, I will have lost faith in the gaming community because we need to send a message to game companies that being lazy like Infinity Ward is will not be tolerated or we end of with the same game year after year.
    JC713 likes this.
  24. veLa

    veLa TS Booster Posts: 509   +81

    So true. Every single CoD has been practically the same game since CoD4. They recycle a lot of missions and ideas with only minor graphical enhancements.
  25. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,199   +516

    Yeah, it pisses me off when a game company makes that much money and people gobble up this game series when a game with actual effort put into it does not make nearly as much money. Now I do like Treyarchs take on CoD mostly because they change things up and are creative what with zombies and stuff, but its annoying when a game just feels like a full priced expansion each year your forced to buy if you want to keep playing. Remember, they totally cut off support for the previous game once the new one comes out so then its filled with hackers and all kinds of broken gameplay mechanics/glitches or whatever making it virtually unplayable unless you hack.

    I loved CoD: WaW as one of my two favorite world war 2 shooters ever and I constantly enjoyed playing the regular multiplayer on it up till they realised the Broken mess MW2. It became horrid except in the zombies mode which was all that I could ever get into without too many problems/hackers. Then Black Ops came out and World at War was just a completely unplayable mess.


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