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Year in and year out, Call of Duty sets sales records with its blockbuster-like campaigns and engaging multiplayer. Whether it's been Infinity Ward or Treyarch at the helm, the last several years have seen the series avoid the franchise fatigue that plagued other Activision franchises like Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero. With Call of Duty: Ghosts, Infinity Ward is branching out into a completely new universe as the series lands on next-gen.
Our October issue dives deep into the upcoming juggernaut, with plenty of hands-on details and impressions from both campaign and multiplayer, including an exclusive look at the single-player mission Struck Down and much more. You'll learn about what caused the worldwide conflict in the Ghosts universe, be introduced to the squad themselves, and read about the improvements that are made possible by next-gen tech.
You'll have to wait a couple of months for its November 5 release, but we aim to make the wait more tolerable with a month's worth of exclusive features. Executive producer Mark Rubin sat down with us for a lengthy interview, and our series of video features covers his experience of creating a new universe for the blockbuster franchise. For a taste of what's to come, check out our coverage trailer below.
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Call of Duty isn't the only blockbuster we're covering this month, as we have tons of information on the upcoming Grand Theft Auto Online. If you're one of the millions that are anxiously awaiting Grand Theft Auto V, this six-page hands-on feature should prepare you for its groundbreaking multiplayer component. If you can't wait to get your hands on an Xbox One, you'll also get to read six pages about the exclusive Dead Rising 3. In our Opinion section, Microsoft's director of independent developers Chris Charla discusses the company's intent to make Xbox One a destination for indie developers. This issue also features an exclusive look at Mutant Football League, the spiritual successor to Mutant League Football that series creator Michael Mendheim is bringing to life through Kickstarter. Plus, we have a full Connect report on Gamescom, a jam-packed preview section featuring Battlefield 4, EverQuest Next, and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and an extensive interview with Sam Lake of Remedy Entertainment about the company and its upcoming Xbox One game/Live TV mashup, Quantum Break.
Check out the full cover image below:
Subscribers to our print edition should see the October issue in the mail within the next couple of weeks, but you can start reading much earlier if you're a digital subscriber. Read it now on PC/Mac, iPad, Android, and Google Play (which is now included in digital subscriptions). You can also check it out on third-party apps from Nook, Kindle, and Zinio tomorrow. Not a digital subscriber? You can convert your print subscription to digital here, or go here to start a new subscription.
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Not what I was hoping for.
Lame cover story choice! An actually innovative next-gen title would have been more interesting in my opinion. Aren't several of the GI staff on record saying this is just better looking Call of Duty?
Whether you hate CoD or love it, I think we can all agree that the cover of this issue is pretty awesome.
*Like omg, a Call of Duty cover, better freak out and cancel my subscription.*
* - denotes sarcasm
I haven't played CoD since MW2 so this one, to me, looks interesting and innovative (within the realm of CoD). Have to wait and see whether or not it's worth the full price, however.
Super excited about ghost!! Can't wait to see the multiplayer customization and finally be my own gender in it too
grr sure hate that call of duty grr im a hardcore gamer grr
I was kinda hoping for a Deep Down cover -_-
I'm interested to at least see what's new with it.
Who is shocked? I know I am [/sarcasm]
Third year in a row where GI used the October cover to show off a game 1-2 months away. The last two were fine but CoD? AC4, or Watch Dogs would've been a better cover IMO
Man, I'm getting so sick of CoD now I bought Blops II and got a season pass I didnt even make it to prestige one and only downloaded the first map pack just so tired of CoD I would much rather play something new and fresh that's much less repetitive.
i'll admit,should've put something else on the cover...