It’s been up in the air for a while whether or not we’d see Call of Duty: Ghosts make its way to the Wii U. Activision didn’t initially announce Wii U support when it first made the game official, and executive producer Mark Rubin pretty much hinted to the fact that we would see a Wii U version, but now it’s official.
Activision announced its fall lineup of Wii U games, including Call of Duty: Ghosts. The best part is, the Wii U version will launch on November 5, which is the same day that the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC versions will launch. Still no word on next-gen versions, but they’ll be launching alongside the new consoles in November as well.
The press release doesn’t reveal much about the Wii U version of Call of Duty: Ghosts, other than that the game will support the “Wii Remote and second-screen on the Wii U GamePad.” Other than that, we’re not sure how the game will utilize the second screen on the GamePad, but hopefully it’ll enticing enough for Wii U gamers to fully enjoy.
Back in June, Infinity Ward executive producer Mark Rubin pretty much confirmed the Wii U version of the game, but didn’t necessarily point it out deliberately, only saying that the company “isn’t talking about Wii U yet.” At that time, they wanted to keep the Wii U launch a mystery, but it wasn’t really a mystery anymore after that point.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is the latest in the popular Call of Duty franchise, and it’s being developed by Infinity Ward this time around (Treyarch and Infinity Ward switch every year). Infinity Ward made a name for themselves when they released Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare back in 2007, which completely changed the first-person shooter market and is still used as a template for shooter games to this day.