Activision has revealed a lot more for its upcoming shooter game, Call of Duty: Ghosts, even before the gamescom event. Following the anticipate multiplayer trailer as seen below, there have been confirmations about a Season Pass, collector's edition bundles, as well as a number of features that can be expected when the game rolls out.
The new features that can be expected include personalization of up to 10 soldiers, 30 new weapons and a dual-render technology so that using an eyepiece doesn't mean you'll be blind on your peripherals.
The Guardian also reports that new kill streaks, Strike packages, the previously reported destructible environments, and of course, multiplayer modes. But what is notable is the fact there is also a Ghosts smartphone app that can be synced with your Call of Duty Elite account. What is reminiscent of Battlefield's own Battlelog, the Ghosts app will serve as a second screen so that you avoid becoming vulnerable every time you switch players when online.
Admittedly, it's not yet a very refined nor encompassing feature, but there's still gamescom to look forward to, and Activision is likely to either present a demo or showcase more of the features for the game.
The collector's edition bundles have also been announced, with Activision confirming that there are two collector's edition bundles that will be released. GameSpot reports that Hardened and Prestige were confirmed, with the first pack having the steelbook case, soundtrack, and Free Fall multiplayer map, among others.
Prestige is a more prestigious (to say the least) of the two packs, as it contains not only all the freebies and items included in the Hardened pack, but also an additional 1080p tactical camera and carrying cases. The pricing for both editions have not yet been revealed to date.
A Season Pass has also been announced, which gives you access to four DLC map packs at the cost of $49.99. Season Pass holders will also be entitled to the Ghost Team Leader pack, where you can have a multiplayer character from the bonus digital content.
As an added come-on, Activision is also offering the ability to automatically upgrade from current to next-gen for both Xbox and PlayStation at no extra cost, but this feature is available only for a limited time.
"See an all-new #BF4 map and game mode in action during the Gamescom."
Aside from the multiplayer map, there are a lot of new additions trickling in pre-Gamescom. The first is the announcement of the addition of new vehicles, specifically jets, armored transports, and attack boats.
In terms of gadgets, DICE has also announced the Portable Laser Designator and the Man-Portable Active Protection System.
Gamescom comes in a week, on August 22 to 25, so expect a few more teasers from Battlefield 4 leading to the event.
Battlefield 4 is slated to launch on the PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 1, with next-gen versions slated for the Xbox One and PS4 once the consoles are released.
More GTA 5 artwork revealed
The release date for the Grand Theft Auto 5 game is still a full month away, but you can easily enjoy the sights that you'll be seeing when it becomes available on September 17.
According to the Rockstar Games news wire, an interactive travelogue is now available online, where you can enjoy a number of possibilities and witness several destinations as you would in GTA 5.
You can take a three-sixty tour of a variety of cars, including the Benefactor and Obey. Check out the affordable healthcare, which can be very handy when the going gets tough and rough on the streets.
Vehicular customization shops is also a must-see, and there's also a shopping and glamour section, where you can check out the jet-setting couture or addict hipster vibe, whichever your choice may be.
With the number of new activities that are available for gamers, you should also check out the beaches and watersports section or the great outdoors, to see the sights to see and things to do in your spare time.
Aside from the catalogue, there's also a new selection of new screens and artwork releases which can be found in the official web site.