Is “Ghosts” this Year’s Call of Duty Game?
The next Call of Duty title seems to have been leaked today, revealing this fall’s newest installment in Activision’s shooter franchise to be Call of Duty: Ghosts.
To start, a Target sale circular lists Ghosts as coming out for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 4, which was posted on Twitter by user Wario64. Meanwhile, British retailer Tesco posted listings for the game that have since been removed—but not before the above box art was grabbed by users on NeoGAF.
The NeoGAF post also links to a video from YouTube user Drift0r, who cites “a part of the Call of Duty machine” who’s given up lots of alleged details. This video was posted last month on March 21, so it’s been out there for a little while now. But with the confirmation of the CoD: Ghosts title, Drift0r’s information seems a lot more legit than it might’ve last month. Here are the details:
- Branching away from the Modern Warfare series to start a new one.
- Game will be officially announced on or around May 1st
- Story is set in the future, but uses current-gen weapons (apparently some plot event forces everyone to use current-gen weapons)
- Instead of the typical countdown starting multiplayer matches, it’ll play a short animation like rappelling down from a helicopter or sneaking into the map
- Movement changes — you can dash into a slide all while shooting
- Leaning left/right will be in the game on console versions now as well (they were in the PC versions of Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops II)
- Can roll left and right while prone too
- More environmental kills in multiplayer maps
- This source also says the game will be next-gen only, which is clearly not the case
So here we are. We knew that there’d be a new Call of Duty this year, because there’s a new Call of Duty every year. But given these details, what do you think? Into it? Sick of it? Think it’s all bogus? Let us know.