What is ‘Squads’? Well, if a recent tweet from Infinity Ward Producer Mark Rubin is to be believed, it is a new mode for Call of Duty: Ghosts.
A few days ago Rubin tweeted a short video of what is presumably a Call of Duty: Ghosts menu start screen. And on the screen is the title ‘Squads’, along with two clearly visible options – Online Play and Options – as well as one blurred out menu item.
Not that long ago Infinity Ward teased that a new cooperative mode was in development for Call of Duty: Ghosts, but they were not ready to make any formal announcement at the time. We suspect a co-op announcement is forthcoming, but IW clearly has no qualms about teasing fans and getting their speculative minds off and running.
Squads will presumably be Infinity Ward’s replacement for the Spec Ops and Spec Ops: Survival modes from previous Call of Duty’s. How they plan to evolve co-op for this next-gen iteration is unclear, but we should learn more about it soon.
In a little over a week, press will be descending upon the Infinity Ward headquarters in Los Angeles for an official unveiling of Call of Duty: Ghosts‘ multiplayer. As with past years’ iterations, this event will likely feature a nice bullet point rundown of what has changed for Ghosts as well as a brief trailer. That, however, won’t be until the 14th of this month, which is when Activision has scheduled their multiplayer event.
In the mean time, we are left with a tantalizing tease as to what Squads might be. Squads could easily be the next iteration of clans in Call of Duty – a chance for friends and like-minded players to collaborate online – but that seems a little too simple and obvious.
Instead, we’d like to think that Squads is a cooperative mode that rivals the co-op experiences that are already out there. An easy candidate for Ghosts‘ version would be a two-player co-op experience that lets each player control one of the two main characters. Or maybe even a three-player co-op experience that includes Riley the dog. But that’s really just a pipe dream at this point.
Stick tuned to Game Rant on August 14th for the official multiplayer reveal, and more details about Call of Duty: Ghosts‘ ‘Squads’ mode.
What do you think ‘Squads’ is? What improvements must Infinity Ward make to the Call of Duty multiplayer to get you interested?
Call of Duty: Ghosts releases November 5, 2013 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. PS4 and Xbox One release dates have not been announced.
Source: Twitter – Mark Rubin