Call of Duty: Ghosts Accidentally Revealed?
A British retailer has provided more evidence that the next Call of Duty game is titled Ghosts.
A product listing on Tesco Direct (the object has now been pulled down) seems to corroborate recent reports about Ghosts, which came from a YouTube user back in March.
The listing also features credible box art bearing the Infinity Ward logo. Infinity Ward previously worked on the tremendously popular Modern Warfare entries in the long-running franchise. This would make sense since last year’s Black Ops II was made by Treyarch. Has the Modern Warfare title been dropped following the high-profile departure and out-of-court settlement with Jason West and Vince Zampella? West and Zampella left after disputing royalties.
There were no details about the game coming to next-gen platforms, but we did manage to see box art for PS3 and Xbox 360 before they were pulled.
But looking more closely at box art it might still be connected with the Modern Warfare titles. It depicts a character donning a mask resembling that worn by Simon ‘Ghost’ Reilly. Combined with the title, can we reasonably speculate that this could be a prequel centred on the popular character from Modern Warfare 2?
Adding to the rumor is a reportedly leaked Target ad that also prominently features Call of Duty: Ghosts as well as a November 5, 2013 release date.
IGN contacted Activision about this story, but a spokesperson declined to comment.
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By Daniel Krupa