News: Call of Duty’s “New” Engine Isn’t So New

call-of-duty-ghosts6It turns out that Activision’s promise of a brand new “next-gen” game engine being used to power future Call of Duty titles, starting with Call of Duty: Ghosts, isn’t quite being fulfilled.

We saw some clips of Call of Duty: Ghosts during the Xbox One reveal event on May 21st, and in all honesty it didn’t look all that new. Now Activision has clarified that the new engine isn’t quite new, but is instead another upgrade to the tired Call of Duty engine.

Speaking to Official PlayStation Magazine, Zach Volker stated “When we’re talking about a new engine, we’re talking about upgrading significant systems within that engine – we’re not talking about throwing it all away and saying that we’re starting from the ground up.” Volker goes on to say that it’s “impossible to develop a new engine from the ground up in a two year cycle”.

So basically, it’s not really a new engine, just an upgrade. It’s more than a little misleading as Activision definitely said that Call of Duty: Ghosts would be running on a brand new engine. It’s not that much of a surprise, promising a new engine is one way to feed fuel into the hype-train and gain interest in the tiring series.

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Source: OPM