Call of Duty: Ghosts – Definitive PC Version Available Now
It’s November, and that means a new blockbuster Call of Duty is ready to roll with an explosive single-player campaign, addictive multiplayer, and a bonus multiplayer mode featuring engaging co-op action. 2013’s highly-anticipated Call of Duty is subtitled Ghosts, marking the first entry in a new Infinity Ward-developed franchise that casts aside Modern Warfare for something new and exciting. Available in Europe in the coming hours, and in North America at 00.01 on November 5th, Ghosts debuts a major next-gen upgrade to Infinity Ward's game engine that has powered Duty titles since Call of Duty 2 back in 2005. Under the hood, there are over half a dozen significant updates, including the addition of tessellation, enabling the creation of highly detailed environments.
On the PC, Call of Duty: Ghosts players receive the definitive experience, with assets, display resolutions, and textures that best the 720p and 1080p experiences offered by the “next-gen” Xbox One and PlayStation 4. With a NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card, PC players benefit massively from high-quality, high-precision NVIDIA HBAO+ Ambient Occlusion, NVIDIA TXAA temporal anti-aliasing, and in a forthcoming game update, NVIDIA GPU-accelerated animal fur, and NVIDIA GPU-accelerated PhysX effects.
If you’re unfamiliar with these PC-exclusive features, here’s a quick rundown:
- NVIDIA HBAO+ adds realistic Ambient Occlusion shadowing and shading around objects and surfaces that occlude light, with a considerably-higher degree of precision than previous AO techniques.
- NVIDIA TXAA temporal anti-aliasing eliminates the distracting movement of anti-aliased lines and edges, and also eliminates other artifacts associated with anti-aliasing. Edge anti-aliasing is comparable with 8xMSAA, but at the performance cost of 4xMSAA.
- NVIDIA GPU-accelerated animal fur will add high-quality, realistic, dynamically-reacting fur to Riley, NPC wolves, and multiplayer attack dogs.
- NVIDIA GPU-accelerated PhysX will add realistic, dynamically-reacting particle effects throughout the game, dramatically enhancing their appearance.
- Higher-resolution textures, effects and assets make full use of the available VRAM and system RAM of PCs, adding extra detail even at 3840x2160, the next-generation 4K Gaming resolution.
In the not too distant future we’ll have a complete GeForce.com Call of Duty: Ghosts Graphics and Performance guide for those seeking further detail, but in the meantime we present below the first Call of Duty: Ghosts, max-setting PC screenshots, showing you how the blockbuster title shines on next-gen “4K Gaming” PCs, and how it app ears at the most popular PC gaming screen resolution, 1920x1080.