Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Activision

Call of Duty: Ghosts to round out DLC run with Nemesis this August

Activision has announced the final download pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts, Nemesis. The drop will include four multiplayer maps as well as the final entry in the Extinction storyline, Exodus. The maps (Dynasty, Goldrush, Showtime, and Subzero) are each detailed below, but the batch ranges from small to medium in size and include their own unique Field Orders. Exodus opens up the Extinction mode some with different paths to take during the episode’s final escape, plus new weapons to craft and a new enemy type, the Ancestors.

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Destiny beta breaks records, logs over 4.5 million players

Destiny (360, PC, PS3, PS4) E3 2013 Media Announcement - Screenshot 3

Activision has released details about the recent beta for Bungie’s upcoming first-person shooter Destiny. The beta period kicked off on July 16 and closed on Sunday, and in the intervening period, the game logged over 4,638,937 unique players. According to Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg, the program marked “the biggest beta of this console generation by a wide margin and the largest console beta ever for a new video game IP to date.” Bungie COO Pete Parsons added that they “cannot thank the community enough” and that “the response was humbling.”

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare storyline detailed in new trailer

A new trailer has launched for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The three-minute-long Campaign Story Trailer follows the events that lead up to the game, which revolves around a massive terrorist attack on nuclear facilities across the globe. As nations struggles to rebuild, a private military contractor takes the lead and begins to emerge as the sole superpower. Expect to see a lot of sci-fi-styled armament and fast-paced action. Some new screenshots were also released and have been posted below.

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Destiny beta dated, Ghost and Limited editions detailed

Destiny (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Bta and CE Announcement - Header

Activision has released new details about the upcoming Destiny beta as well as three premium versions. Gamers who pre-order the game will be able to enter the beta at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) on July 17 for the PS3 and PS4 versions and at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) on July 23 for Xbox 360 and One versions. A PSN subscription is required to access some features, and Live Gold is required for all features. Maintenance will take place between beginning on July 21-22 and continue until July 27 across all platforms, at which point the beta will go back online. Three special editions were also announced and have been detailed below: Ghost Edition ($149.99), Limited Edition ($99.99), and Digital Guardian Edition ($89.99). The first two DLC packs, Expansion I and II, have been priced at $19.99 and the season pass at $34.99.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Invasion DLC launches on Steam and PSN

Call of Duty Ghosts (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Invasion Live Launch Announcement - Screenshot 3

Invasion, Call of Duty: Ghosts’ third DLC pack, is now available for PC, PS3, and PS4. The download includes four multiplayer maps, three of which are new additions and one a revamped version of Call of Duty 2’s Favela; Awakening, the next episode in the Extinction storyline; and several new Field Orders. Details are available below.

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Invasion hitting PC, PS3 versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts next month

Call of Duty Ghosts (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Invasion Live Launch Announcement - Screenshot 4

Call of Duty: Ghosts – Invasion, the game’s third DLC pack, is scheduled to launch on July 3 for PC and PS3. The download features four multiplayer maps, three new additions and one revamped version of Call of Duty 2’s Favela; Awakening, the next episode in the Extinction storyline; and several new Field Orders. Details are available below.

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E3 2014: Activision – Destiny screenshots, trailer released

Activision has released some new screenshots alongside a new trailer for Bungie’s upcoming shooter Destiny. The seven-minute-long video features Bungie co-founder Jason Jones detailing more about what gamers can expect from both single player and multiplayer. Topics covered, and shown in the screenshots, include the campaign, character-customization options, classes, skills, and wheeling and dealing in the hub city. Of particular interest is The Director, which alerts players as to what quests are available and their associated rewards. Gamers itching to give the game a go can take part in an upcoming public beta, set to kick off on July 17.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Invasion now on Live for Xbox 360, One

Call of Duty Ghosts (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Invasion Live Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The third download pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts, Invasion, has launched for 360 and Xbox One. The add-on includes four multiplayer maps, including a new version of Call of Duty 2’s Favela; the next and penultimate episode in the Extinction storyline, Awakening; and a host of new Field Orders. More info on each addition is available below.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Devastation launches for PC, PS3 and PS4

Call of Duty Ghosts (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Devastation DLC Announcement - Screenshot 2

PC, PS3 and PS4 Call of Duty players can now download the latest add-on, Devastation. Already available for 360 and Xbox, Devastation, detailed below, includes four new multiplayer maps, the Ripper machine gun/assault rifle combo weapon, part two of Extinction’s four-part episodic campaign (Mayday), and a new boss, the Kraken.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare revealed in new trailer, screenshots

Activision has released a new trailer revealing the next entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Advanced Warfare. Kevin Spacey makes his series debut in the teaser, lecturing adherents on the iron fist he intends on wielding to sway the people. The sci-fi leanings of the previous entries are brought to the fore with the appearance of combat suits and futuristic aircraft.

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