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So is Call of Duty: Ghosts getting a Spec Ops mode or not? (Probably not)

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Call of Duty: Ghosts is out now; here’s our Call of Duty: Ghosts review.

Spectacled Opossums, or ‘Spec Ops’ for short, is a cooperative Call of Duty mode in which two players take on the guise of marsupials in aviator shades. It’s proven very popular in the three-and-a-half years since Modern Warfare 2’s release, and players are understandably keen to know whether it has a place in subseries reboot Ghosts.

The thing is, we don’t really know. But it’s not looking good.

Before its announcement, Youtube soothsayer Drift0r insisted that the new Call of Duty game was to be called Ghosts. He was right, a fact which lends one of the many alleged series changes divulged in his apparent leak new credence:

“I didn’t get very much information about this, but the Spec Ops [mode] is totally gone and we’re getting a new style of minigame,” he said at the time. “I don’t know what it is but this is the information that I’ve got.”

On the other hand, Drift0r also insisted that Ghosts would launch only on Xbox One and PS4. In the event, it’s also been announced for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Then there’s the recent tweet from Infinity Ward community coordinator Candice Capen, who was asked about Spec Ops’ place in Ghosts:

“We’ll have a cooperative mode of sort,” she wrote. “But we’re not announcing it yet and I’ve no clue when/if we will.”

If you ask me, that’s a nigh-on admission that Spec Ops has been ditched wholesale in favour of a new game type. What do you lot reckon? Does it matter to you what flavour your co-op comes in?

Thanks, OXM.