One of the highlights, or at least one of the more talked about moments, from Microsoft’s Xbox One event was the official unveiling of Call of Duty: Ghosts. It was a lot of firsts for the annual franchise: a first look at the game’s new(ish) engine, a new story and characters, and a motion capture dog. One thing the presentation was decidedly light on, however, was gameplay.

As it turns out, though, that may have been by design. Activision and Infinity Ward wanted to set the table for Call of Duty: Ghosts before showing any actual gameplay – to use the Xbox One event as the appetizer. Now it’s time to show the game in action, which Activision plans to do this weekend.

Ahead of their strong presence at E3 2013, Activision has announced a 30-minute live webcast wherein fans will hear from the Infinity Ward team members, take a peak behind the scenes at IW, and finally see Call of Duty: Ghosts in action. That means down the sights, explosion-filled footage, not a pre-packaged video or a protracted explanation of how players will connect with a virtual dog.

The Call of Duty: Ghosts livestream is set for June 9th at 11am PST and will be broadcast on various online channels including Activision wouldn’t detail what exactly will be shown, but they promised an “exclusive first look at gameplay levels from the title.”

With this event taking place so close to E3 one has to wonder whether it will replace Call of Duty‘s usual 10-minute block during Microsoft‘s press conference. It would be a bit strange if Microsoft used Call of Duty as their “mic drop” moment for two events in a row.

Furthermore, what more could Microsoft possibly need to announce anyway? They already revealed their DLC exclusivity deal will continue with Ghosts and that’s really where things begin and end between Microsoft and COD.

Again, the Call of Duty Ghosts livestream begins June 9th at 11am PST and will be broadcast live on If you’re a Call of Duty fan, you won’t want to miss it, but if you do we’ll make sure to deliver all the details shortly after the event.

Will you be tuning in to see gameplay from Call of Duty: Ghosts? If Activision showed up at Microsoft’s E3 press conference do you think that would be Call of Duty overload?

Call of Duty: Ghosts launches November 5, 2013 for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. The sequel is also headed to the Xbox One and PS4, but those next-gen consoles do not yet have release dates.

Source: Activision