Call of Duty: Ghosts News - Data-Mining Suggests Microtransactions for DLC Weapons, PS4 Version Gets Patched to Make Campaign Run at Native 1080p

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Nov 15, 2013 04:16 PM EST
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You'd think that shipping a billion dollars worth of would be enough money to line Activision's pockets for a lifetime, but it seems like the company has other plans for getting even more bucks if a recent data-mining proves to have revealed legitimate information.

A Twitter user named Syncohboyy has claimed to have data-mined Call of Duty: Ghosts, and discovered code pointing to DLC weapons and accessories:

ch_dlcweapo02 silencer_purchase
ch_dlcweapo02 thermal_purchase
ch_dlcweapo02 tracker_purchase
ch_dlcweapo02 xmags_purchase
ch_dlcweapo03 fmj_purchase
ch_dlcweapo03 purchase
ch_dlcweapo03 silencer_purchase
ch_dlcweapo03 thermal_purchase
ch_dlcweapo03 vzscope_purchase
ch_dlcweapo03 xmags_purchase
ch_dlcweapo04 ecotech_purchase
ch_dlcweapo04 fmj_purchase
ch_dlcweapo04 gl_purchase
ch_dlcweapo04 hybrid_purchase
ch_dlcweapo04 purchase
ch_dlcweapo04 reflex_purchase
ch_dlcweapo04 rof_purchase
ch_dlcweapo04 shotgun_purchase
ch_dlcweapo04 silencer_purchase

It's not clear if this is planned DLC that can be earned via in-game microtransactions, but the way the word "purchase" keeps popping up makes it seem viable. Considering the series quick adoption of in-game purchases, like with Black Ops II, the possibility doesn't seem far off.

The news comes following another rumor that the Dome map from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 would be returning.

In other news, for those of you getting the next-gen version of Ghosts now that the PlayStation 4 is out, you'll be pleased to know that crisp visuals will be there for you to enjoy. As an Activision representative recently told Eurogamer:

"Call of Duty: Ghosts runs natively at 1080p on the PlayStation 4. There was a configuration issue in the retail version on single-player mode only. This has been addressed with a day one software update. People will be able to download the day one update when PlayStation 4 launches in their territory and play at native 1080p."

The single player campaign now matches the game's multiplayer mode, which presently runs at 1080p.

Call of Duty: Ghosts takes place in a near future following an attack from space that leaves Los Angeles virtually wiped out, and the United States' infrastructure devastated. Years later, the country is invaded by a new superpower, a conglomerate of South American nations calling itself the "Federation." What's left of America's special forces have come together to form the titular "Ghosts," and it's up to them to wage guerrilla warfare against the Federation in order to protect what remains of the United States, and drive the Federation out.

Beyond the campaign, the game's multiplayer mode, which promises a slew of different customization options for weapons, character camos, and more. Over 30 new weapons are included alongside old favorites like the UMP45 and the M4A1.  

Despite not the best reviews ever for a Call of Duty game, Ghosts was a hit right out of the gate.

Players are able to peek around cover while still being able to fire, automatically mantle objects, and customize their character. Players are also able to activate environmental hazards, rather than the hazards automatically activating without player interference. It will also allow players to do some hidden sub-missions which will result in new twists in the campaign storyline.

Call of Duty: Ghosts is out now for PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and as of today in North America, the PlayStation 4. It will be available as a launch title for the Xbox One when it releases later this month.

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