As predicted earlier this week, Activision and Infinity Ward made the next game in the Call of Duty franchise official earlier today. Call of Duty: Ghosts was jointly announced via Twitter alongside the launch of a Facebook fan page and a teaser trailer posted on YouTube.

Details are still pretty scarce at this hour but we do know the title will be headed to Microsoft's next generation console. That's because at the end of the trailer, viewers are invited to tune in to the May 21 Xbox reveal to see a live demo of the game. Although it hasn't been announced yet, it's a safe bet to say that Ghosts is also heading to the PlayStation 4 in addition to current generation consoles.

The trailer doesn't show any gameplay footage but it does give viewers a look at what is likely the main protagonist. At the end of the clip, a man - perhaps known as Ghost? - is shown briefly before pulling a mask down over his face.

Amazon and GameStop are already accepting pre-orders for the game which is expected to launch on November 5, 2013 - in line with previous Call of Duty games. At present, the game is only available to pre-order for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the PC. We expect the new Xbox to be added to that list in a few weeks. It's anyone's guess as to when pre-orders for the PS4 version will open, however.