By now, the announcement of Call of Duty: Ghosts is all but a foregone conclusion. After box art and game details leaked last week, many thought the rumor stars were aligning, and Infinity Ward was finally stepping away from the Modern Warfare franchise, but those were just rumors.
Now, Infinity Ward and Activision have taken it upon themselves to tease the next Call of Duty via their official site. And wouldn’t you know it, there’s a ‘Ghost’ image front and center.
With talk of a May 1st reveal, and now this site redesign, evidence continues to mount that suggests not only will the next Call of Duty be unveiled tomorrow, but that it will be titled Call of Duty: Ghosts — or some derivation of that concept. It all started with a GameStop placeholder display, and now we’re mere hours away from a full reveal.
In fact, a poster has made its way online that is allegedly intended for that same GameStop display, the one that says ‘Do Not Display Until 5/1.’ On one side of the poster is a similar looking ghost insignia to the one on the official Call of Duty site, and on the other side is the leaked box art. More importantly, though, the “box art” image features a date: November 5th.
Check out both sides of the poster below (courtesy of GameTrailers):
So, not only is it fair to assume the next Call of Duty will be revealed tomorrow — most likely during one of three NBA playoff games — but also that the game will hit store shelves on November 5th. After all, Activision has had the month of November on lock down since the first Modern Warfare.
That being said, we still don’t know much about this game, aside from the fact Infinity Ward is developing it. After a stunning set of next-gen images came out of this year’s GDC, many thought this might be the year that Call of Duty‘s engine gets revamped for the next-gen, but there’s no evidence to support those theories. It’s still entirely possible that this next game will be available on the PS4 and the next Xbox, but no guarantees it will be next-gen — not to mention those next-gen systems might not even be on store shelves until after November 5th.
Nevertheless, we’ll be sure to keep you posted if/when Activision reveals the next Call of Duty.
Are you ready for Call of Duty: Ghosts? Where would you like to see Infinity Ward place the majority of their focus with this next iteration?
Source: GameTrailers, Call of Duty