As Activision hinted earlier today , "The Ghosts Are Real" and they're going next-gen.

Featuring an all-new world, story, characters and overall experience, and powered by a brand new next-generation Call of Duty Engine from original developer Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Ghosts is coming. A teaser trailer is below and the first exclusive look at the game will show up at Xbox.com, Xbox Live and on Spike TV on May 21 at 10 a.m. PDT.

The hugely anticipated title is scheduled to launch for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on November 5. It will also be available on next-generation platforms, although we don't have an exact date. Said Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg:

"Infinity Ward set the gold standard for first-person action for a generation, and they're going to do it again with Call of Duty: Ghosts. Ghosts delivers an all-new story, all-new characters, an all-new Call of Duty world, all powered by a next generation Call of Duty engine, which is a leap forward for the franchise. Infinity Ward is going all-in to create the next generation of Call of Duty worthy of the world's greatest fans."

Infinity Ward executive producer Mark Rubin added that while everyone was expecting his team to produce Modern Warfare 4 , they weren't interested in doing the "safe thing." They viewed the upcoming console transition as "the perfect opportunity to start a new chapter for Call of Duty ." So we'll get a new engine, a new sub-brand and "a lot of new ideas and experiences." You can pre-order the game now, if you're so inclined.