Forget the possibility of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4, the next-generation COD title has leaked online with retailers suggesting the game will be called Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Following on from recent Call of Duty offerings that have seen Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 followed up by Black Ops 2, retail giant Tesco has prematurely teased Activision’s next gaming blockbuster, with Call of Duty: Ghosts expected to touch down later this year.
Having listed the game via the Tesco Direct website before hastily removing it, the retailer offered up details on the release’s title alongside what is believed to be an image of the final, approved Call of Duty: Ghosts cover art.
Showing off a blindfolded soldier, the Call of Duty: Ghosts cover art offers another insight into the game, confirming it has been developed by Infinity Ward, a widely expected collaboration given the franchise’s biannual rotation between IW and Treyarch.
Whilst the listing also hinted at a potential December 31 Call of Duty: Ghosts release date, it is believed that this is simply placeholder text, with the game in fact expected to go on sale in line with the COD franchise’s annual product cycle in mid-November.
Following up Tesco’s premature showing of the upcoming COD offering, US retailer Target jumped on the pre-release bandwagon, listing the Call of Duty: Ghosts release date as a more likely November 5, a date that would see the title make a high-profile Tuesday arrival.
With the claimed Call of Duty: Ghosts cover art showcasing the game as heading to Sony’s now aging PS3 console, it is currently unknown whether the Modern Warfare 3 follow-on will make it to the recently confirmed Sony PS4 or Microsoft’s next Xbox, a console set to be unveiled on May 21. Both Tesco and Target have revealed the game will be available for Xbox 360.
Sure to be aggrieved by the premature unveiling, it is currently not clear when exactly Activision will formally announce the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts title. Given the publishers longstanding tie-in with Microsoft, however, it is not wholly out of the question that the game will make its debut alongside the next-generation Xbox 720.