Call of Duty Ghosts disbelief with 12 player multiplayer

By Alan Ng - Oct 31, 2013

We have some important news for those planning to buy Call of Duty Ghosts on PS3 or Xbox 360. You may not have know this, but Infinity Ward has reduced the player count for online multiplayer. Rather than 18 players which we are used to, Call of Duty Ghosts on current-gen is instead only going to have support for 12 players.

Infinity Ward sure kept this a little quiet didn’t they? But now it has been confirmed as a fact on both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. If anything though, some gamers may have expected a bigger player count given the advances in technology, but Infinity Ward are actually reducing the number of players online – should this be deemed as acceptable or should we making a bigger deal about this?

You can see confirmation of the change over at the official Xbox Marketplace website. If you look at the overview on the listing for Call of Duty Ghosts, you’ll get to the page where it lists multiplayer information – the same image which we have provided for you above.

Online multiplayer for 2-12 is listed there in black and white and it is the same situation for the PS3 version as well, confirmed by the back of PS3 cases for those that have received early copies.

While we’re sure that 12 player online multiplayer is still going to be amazing, it’s hard to defend why Infinity Ward couldn’t have made this much more transparent with their fan base. We all know that the next-gen PS4 and Xbox One versions are a lot more desirable, but surely this isn’t the best way to make players contemplate the switch over.

What is your reaction to this – did you honestly know that current-gen versions would only support 6v6 modes online?

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Also See: COD Ghosts Nemesis DLC PS4, PS3 release date

  • James Smith

    it also says on the digital download(which i have, 2-18. so indeed this is false.

  • James Smith

    this is false, the back of the ps3 case says 2-18 still.

  • ondsnap

    I never play this doesn’t affect me or any of my friends. This isn’t news to me…

  • Clayton Redenbo

    Cod has always been 6v6 for me there are few game modes that allowed 18 players but never played them so this isn’t that big of a deal

    • SlipperyAssRat

      same here, as long as its not 5v5 or 4v4 or 3v3 or 2v2 or 1v1 then there is no reason to complain. 6v6 is what i’m use to playing.

      • MariusXIII

        Yeah, who needs to progress the series in a meaningful way? It’s not broken, don’t bother to fix it.