Certainly not of the Casper variety

Remember that huge pinch of salt you used for this week’s Final Fantasy XV rumour? Sweep it up and take hold of it again, because a YouTube leaker claims to have obtained secret intel on the PlayStation 4’s first Call of Duty game. According to ‘Drift0r’, the information comes courtesy of a “very legitimate” source. At least he sounds believable, huh?

In the video, the snoop states that the next generation sequel will be named Call of Duty: Ghosts, and will be set in a futuristic climate similar to the Black Ops series. However, despite the modern backdrop, the title will force you to use weapons from the past. This will supposedly be a plot point – perhaps due to a technology failure.

One of the biggest tweaks to the gameplay will revolve around player movement, as you’ll now be able to dash and slide, as well as peek around corners and roll from side-to-side while prone. The title will also supposedly feature dynamic load screens, showing you rappelling from a helicopter or breaching a window prior to a multiplayer match. That sounds pretty neat.

The thing that leads us to disbelieve the rumour is the insinuation that the title will be exclusive to next generation platforms such as the PS4. With an install base of almost 150 million users across the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, we just can’t imagine that Activision will leave such a big audience in the lurch. Perhaps the leaker got his wires crossed on that detail.

Everything else sounds reasonable, though. According to the video, the publisher is aiming for a 1st May announcement. Again, we recommend approaching with serious caution before you put too much stock into this rumour. Still, aside from the platforms, nothing sounds out of the realms of possibility, does it? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

[source youtube.com, via uk.ign.com]