Attack of the Fanboy

Activision recycling cutscenes in Call of Duty: Ghosts

by William Schwartz


There might be a deeper reason why some reviewers are getting deja vu in the Call of Duty: Ghosts campaign.  While many are chalking it up to staleness in the franchise, and Infinity Ward’s penchant for risk aversion in the shooter, one YouTuber recently put up a side by side comparison of an excerpt of Call of Duty: Ghosts with the 2009 release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

The results show what appears to be an entirely re-skinned cutscene from Modern Warfare 2, used in Call of Duty: Ghosts’ opening sequences.

It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise however.  Activision has been prone to recycling in the Call of Duty series over the years, but eagle-eyed gamers have only discovered recycled assets, like buildings, from previous games.

If you’ve not played Modern Warfare 2, there are major spoilers in the video below.

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