Every Call of Duty entry dropped players into bodies of a handful of soldiers all over the world. While each character played an important role, the American side of the story flexed America's militaristic muscles. Call of Duty: Ghosts won't position the United States as a world superpower; they will adopt the role of the underdogs.
In a report from Gamefront.com, a disaster that struck America's soil – an impact crater in San Diego labelled as "The Event" – signalled America's step down from a world superpower. Infinity Ward did not further explain the details of "The Event", but the characters of the trailers lived through the catastrophic impact.
In Call of Duty: Ghosts players will take the role of Hesh in the Ghost military outfit. However, Hesh won't remain the character's final name as Infinity Ward's Executive Producer, Mark Rubin, states that Hesh will stay as a placeholder until the studio decides on something more suitable. Mark Rubin explained that the name comes from a skater term that the studio used throughout development.
As for the overall story, Infinity War informed Gamefront that America continues to fight a war with the South American Federation of Countries. America's crippled state and the Federation's access to resources, allowed the Federation to become a world superpowers in the year 2023. As for weaponry, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 took place only two years after, but did not face a catastrophic event to delay scientific advancement.
Call of Duty: Ghosts will launch November 5th, 2013.