In a short space of time in which the new Xbox console has just been confirmed for a May 21 reveal, we now have another bombshell to bring you. Call of Duty Ghosts has been unveiled early as the next entry in Activision’s shooter franchise, with Infinity Ward once again behind the helm on development duties.
We know what you’re thinking – what happened to Modern Warfare 4 right? Apparently, COD Ghosts is going to be the next part of the Modern Warfare series, so number 4 – but it just won’t be called Modern Warfare 4 for some reason. It also means that the hugely popular Ghost character from the series is going to be getting his very own game and a much more centralized storyline around him.
UK supermarket Tesco jumped the gun with an early retailer listing for the game, while US retailer Target has done the same thing across the shore. We’re a bit bamboozled as to why both retailers would leak the game at the same time, especially risking the wrath of Activision in the process who haven’t had the chance to unveil it themselves yet.
Regarding platforms, we’ve heard conflicting information. Both retailers have listed Call of Duty Ghosts for release on Xbox 360 and PS3, but we’ve also heard the the game will be landing on PC and next-gen consoles as well such as the PS4 and Microsoft’s imminent Xbox console.
Will the retailer’s premature excitement now force Activision into an early reveal, just like what happened with Modern Warfare 3 prior to its initial announcement? The Tesco listing has now been removed, but not before the damage has been done – the image above shows part of the official box art for the game.
Also take into account that Target has mentioned a Call of Duty Ghosts release date of November 5 – a logical period for when new Call of Duty games usually arrive. As we await official confirmation from Activision, give us your reaction to a new game based around Ghost, without the Modern Warfare 4 title.