Call of Duty: Ghosts is the first Call of Duty game in a while that is not a sequel to an existing game- the first since 2008’s World at War, to be precise, five years ago. This break from established storylines and characters has allowed the developers to have some fun with the setting, and maybe throw in some new ideas about the world polity. These are all reflected in the setting and plotline for the upcoming game, which takes place in 2023, in a world in which the United States of America is no longer a superpower (although how it went from being a hegemonic superpower in 2013 to no longer a superpower, period, in 2023, just ten years later, is beyond me).
The backdrop of this game sets the USA against the Latin American nations- indeed, as Gamefront reports,the Federation of South American Countries has finally exploited its abundant resources and become a new superpower bloc in this reality. Venezuela is reportedly the ‘enemy capital.’
It’s a new setting, and a new enemy for America in videogames- so far, America has had to square off against the Axis Powers in World War II, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, the Middle East, Korea (north and south), Russia, China, Terrorists, Aliens, and Zombies, but it has never had to face the Latin American nations. So Infinit Ward gets points for creativity, if nothing else.
Call of Duty: Ghosts hits Ps3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, and PC later this year.