UPDATE: Twitter Reveal Makes Call of Duty: Ghosts Official

UPDATE: Twitter Reveal Makes Call of Duty: Ghosts Official

Ghosts has its own Facebook page and everything.

The latest Call of Duty title, Ghosts, got an unexpected reveal last month when UK retail giant Tesco managed to spill its beans all over aisle 4, and now Twitter confirms it. There's a new Call of Duty in town, and it has a Facebook page and everything.

Not that there's really all that much to see on the aforementioned Facebook page, at least not at the moment. The Ghosts Are Real, apparently, but as to what they Really Are, you'll just have to be patient. If previous leaks are to be believed, this has a November 5th 2013 release date, so there's a while yet to go.

Let the speculation commence! Will this feature: space monkeys, Nazis, a doomed love triangle, terrorists, Russians, an exceptionally annoying muskrat? Anything is possible; but at least now you know it's on the way.

Update: Now there's a trailer, and confirmation that this title will be for next generation as well as current consoles. Enjoy!

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Oh quick, let me get my list of people who are surprised.


Plus this isn't one of the Treyarch ones so I'm not expecting anything too creative.

Who you gonna call?

So, is there anything else, beyond hints that it features Ghost from MW2? Or do you actually hunt ghosts. Because that would make an awesome change from Zombie mode

Yep, it's that time of year again. Call me when we DON'T get a CoD game, or better yet, when the franchise dies.

hazabaza1:
Oh quick, let me get my list of people who are surprised.


Plus this isn't one of the Treyarch ones so I'm not expecting anything too creative.

Being not-Treyarch I assume it will have 90% less cutscenes. Treyarch irritate me, they try to be creative but then they kind of fuck it up, by not going far enough with their ideas. All the creativity in Blops 2 seemed to go into the (rather good, even though there are too many cutscenes and the AI for the strike missions is atrocious) campaign, which is great and all, but the multiplayer is just a tiny-map marathon of SMG's and quickscoping.

Did like the addition of bots to objective modes that makes splitscreen more interesting.

OT: Ehh, I heard a new engine was being used, I really hope it's an engine that can do MORE, an engine that can have bullet ballistics and such, or some fancy physics, or maybe even vehicles instead of killstreaks.

Sean Kay:
Who you gonna call?

So, is there anything else, beyond hints that it features Ghost from MW2? Or do you actually hunt ghosts. Because that would make an awesome change from Zombie mode

I'd love it if this was actually a Geist game in disguise, using the CoD label to go big-budget.

But yeah, probably just a bit of backstory of Price and Ghost doing stuff prior to the original MW. Still, a man can dream. *pats gamecube fondly*

Sorry Bon Jovi, but we don't want this dead OR alive.

Sean Kay:
Who you gonna call?

So, is there anything else, beyond hints that it features Ghost from MW2? Or do you actually hunt ghosts. Because that would make an awesome change from Zombie mode

Does that picture look anything like Luigi to you?

I'm just expecting another slightly-in-the-future military tech shooter, where you play as someone part of a team of "the world's best soldiers" that happens to be called The Ghosts, because, hey...it sounds so coooooooool, right? ...Right?

Though if Call of Duty did go Blood Dragon levels of ridiculous with actual ghost hunting for a full-on release, I would fall in love all over again. Or for the first time. It's a muddled relationship.

A new call of duty game whodathunkit. Never saw this coming.

A new CoD game, coming out in November? Surely you jest!

All sarcasm aside, the CoD games are always good for a bit of "turn the brain off" popcorn-gaming action, so I'm hoping this should be along the same lines, and in that case, it should be quite fun to play for a while.

Awesome! Good news indeed!

Means about a month after it's release there'll be an amazing Zero Punctuation coming up.

Same shit different game.

It's like they are not even trying anymore.

Listen to this, heard a bit about the story.

It's in the future, ok so far. But for SOME story driven reason, they have to use CURRENT weapons.

So basically a FPS Mass effect (as in, that time period, as in FAR INTO THE FUTURE) but instead of nice laser rifles that turn everything into green dust, we get bullets and weapons that are just a copypasta from the old COD's.

Speaking of lazy development, damn.

Edit / side note; that trailer is damn pathetic

SkarKrow:

hazabaza1:
Oh quick, let me get my list of people who are surprised.


Plus this isn't one of the Treyarch ones so I'm not expecting anything too creative.

Being not-Treyarch I assume it will have 90% less cutscenes. Treyarch irritate me, they try to be creative but then they kind of fuck it up, by not going far enough with their ideas. All the creativity in Blops 2 seemed to go into the (rather good, even though there are too many cutscenes and the AI for the strike missions is atrocious) campaign, which is great and all, but the multiplayer is just a tiny-map marathon of SMG's and quickscoping.

Did like the addition of bots to objective modes that makes splitscreen more interesting.

OT: Ehh, I heard a new engine was being used, I really hope it's an engine that can do MORE, an engine that can have bullet ballistics and such, or some fancy physics, or maybe even vehicles instead of killstreaks.

From what I heard, destructible buildings and stuff is the major new thing.

Well what a fantastic unexpected turn of events... the weather today is absolutely lovely.

Oh and er a new Call of Duty, yay I guess. Is this the one for this year or the one for next year or the one after that?

Is it just me, or is anyone saying prayers to the Spaghetti Monster that Ubisoft is going to sue Activision over the this infringing Ghost Recon and it's stars The Ghosts.

I want it to happen, I want it so bad!

New engine and coming to next gen as well.

I wouldn't be so quick to judge. Rather wait and see if they can actually do something impressive, at the very least they have the money for it. And for activision this is about pretty much their biggest cash cow, they're going to want to make it good since they have to reboot with the next gen.

Alright, looks like it's time to go through the steps again-

-Yes it'll probably be really similar to the last four even with the new engine
-That's okay
-Lots of people are going to buy it and enjoy it
-That's also okay
-You don't have to buy it if you don't want to
-The people who do enjoy it aren't wrong

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I think the surprise of a new Call of Duty title has given me a heart attack.

Capitano Segnaposto:

SkarKrow:

hazabaza1:
Oh quick, let me get my list of people who are surprised.


Plus this isn't one of the Treyarch ones so I'm not expecting anything too creative.

Being not-Treyarch I assume it will have 90% less cutscenes. Treyarch irritate me, they try to be creative but then they kind of fuck it up, by not going far enough with their ideas. All the creativity in Blops 2 seemed to go into the (rather good, even though there are too many cutscenes and the AI for the strike missions is atrocious) campaign, which is great and all, but the multiplayer is just a tiny-map marathon of SMG's and quickscoping.

Did like the addition of bots to objective modes that makes splitscreen more interesting.

OT: Ehh, I heard a new engine was being used, I really hope it's an engine that can do MORE, an engine that can have bullet ballistics and such, or some fancy physics, or maybe even vehicles instead of killstreaks.

From what I heard, destructible buildings and stuff is the major new thing.

That's also a pretty nice thing if it turns out to be true. One of the best multiplayer games of this generation was Bad Company 2 after all and the core gameplay of that was pretty much blowing shit up.

fix-the-spade:
Is it just me, or is anyone saying prayers to the Spaghetti Monster that Ubisoft is going to sue Activision over the this infringing Ghost Recon and it's stars The Ghosts.

I want it to happen, I want it so bad!

I think Activision would just bury Ubisoft in money and lawyers. That or they'd destroy each other. Either result would delight me.

If the game was anything like the trailer but the last few 10-20 seconds, it'd be great.

But nope, we gotta go back to square one.

The grey mask at 0:40-0:41 is awesome. Also Call of Duty. I'd play a game with dudes in grey masks like that one.

SkarKrow:

I think Activision would just bury Ubisoft in money and lawyers. That or they'd destroy each other. Either result would delight me.

I just got an image of Ubisoft headquarters literally buried under a sea of lawyers, if only Activision had the imagination to make it happen...

Wow, day one and the CoD hate has already started. Why would they change when what they're doing is making more money than God and everyone is trying to copy them. Hopefully they have a new storyline since MW3 pretty muched wrapped the other one up. I'm hoping Ghost from MW is the main character, he was awesome. I want pre-MW plot and hopefully, but not likely, some good stealth missions like the Chernobyl mission.

Moving past that, I think that it is huge for Microsoft to show more info about this at their big Xbox reveal on the 21st. It is such a big publicity draw, not that the event wouldn't have been anyway. What could be better to show alongside a new console than the number one selling piece of entertainment?

fix-the-spade:

SkarKrow:

I think Activision would just bury Ubisoft in money and lawyers. That or they'd destroy each other. Either result would delight me.

I just got an image of Ubisoft headquarters literally buried under a sea of lawyers, if only Activision had the imagination to make it happen...

Lawyers wearing suits made from $100 bills with 2 coins for buttons? Because thats the vision I had.

Wait....w-w-w-wait...

Ghosts are normally reserved for missions that are deeply classified and require plausible deniability...the point of calling them "ghosts" is that they get in and get out undetected and no one is the wiser.

Such covert operations...aren't they commonly refered to as Black Ops? I thought we already covered this with CoD...

Need more stuff like Farcry 3 Blood Dragon and less Call of Duty clones. Wait, this isn't a clone it's the actual thing.

Not surprising and as much as I wish it would innovate I'll still probably buy it and play it...

That trailer is actually pretty nice. I like cycling through the different masked warriors. A pity that the last mask they show is probably the most...boring, I guess? But that one guy that looked like the villagers from Resident Evil 5? THAT would scare the living daylights out of me. Made me jump a bit in my seat even.

Anyway, I think this is the first Call of Duty game I'm not excited about. I'll more than likely pick it up, but I think I'm finally getting tired of the series. Now if it pulls a time jump and launches us into the future, with blasters and tech like that, then I'll be interested again. Like what Modern Warfare did for the World War II era of games. However, if the rumors about this game are true--that it's a prequel and you play as THE Ghost--then I very well may pass this game up. I already know what happens to Ghost. Therefore, all my interest in the character goes out the window, since I know that, ultimately, I'm going to end up being shot through the chest by my commander, my body torched to ciders, and probably left in an unmarked grave labeled as a traitor.

So, do Activision and Infinity Ward even want to make games at all anymore? Why make a trailer with no actual fucking game footage to show off?

Darth_Payn:
So, do Activision and Infinity Ward even want to make games at all anymore? Why make a trailer with no actual fucking game footage to show off?

It's a teaser trailer, rarely do teaser trailers show off gameplay. More so it's just to set the tone.

Yet another bland shooter game where you kill half the Russian population in the blink of an eye....No thanks...

Hahaha, you said doody
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I won't buy the game unless it has Sarah Silverman in it.

*sigh* Everyone knows there is a new CoD every year.. I wish it would die, or not have a CoD game for a few years, give them time to develop a game with substance.

I miss the old ww2 shooters, World At War was fun

 

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