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Submitted by Naate 484d ago | news

Oscar-Winning Writer Confirmed to be Working on Call of Duty: Ghosts

Academy-award winning writer of Syriana Stephen Gaghan has been confirmed to be working with Infinity Ward on Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Gaghan was rumored to be working on the game after some teaser images attributed a quote to 'S. Gaghan' but the news was unconfirmed until moments ago when Gaghan himself Tweeted out an update confirming his involvement. (Call of Duty: Ghosts, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360)

NYC_Gamer  +   484d ago
The single player story should be top notch then
Snookies12  +   484d ago
Let's hope! MW2 was the last one I played through, it had a great campaign. The ones after that, not so much for me personally... Campaign is the only reason I'd play CoD, as I find the multiplayer quite unimpressive.
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-Mika-  +   484d ago
I had no idea who this guy was but after looking at his IMBD page. I was not impressed.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm...

@ Snookies

You obviously haven't played the black ops game. Their stories are really good. Black ops 2 bad ending was really awesome.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   484d ago
@-Mika-

Not impressed here either... I mean, he's not that bad of a writer, but definetely not notable. Syriana is as boring as it gets. He's best works are Rules Of Engagement and Traffic, but he actually had only done the screenplay, not wrote 'em. Everything else is meh...
elhebbo16  +   483d ago
@bishop i dunno, never underestimate someones talent (unless they have a very long track record with mediocre work) this could be his big break if the story is good (if not then oh well).
coolbeans  +   483d ago
I wouldn't be too sure about that. The thing you have to remember about stories for a series like this are almost certainly designed with the set-pieces, locations, and stuff first in mind and then filling them in with context (which will be his job). I'm not 100% sure that's how it's always worked for CoD, but I recall that's how ND operated with Uncharted so I'm figuring something similar here.

The most I can see him doing is making the dialogue decent. The only certain end result of this is really just going to be some more fluff for reviewers to mention WHY the story must supposedly be top notch now when it's released. That could just be me showing my cynical side, but I'm still trying to get over several sites idolizing Alex Garland's input for Enslaved.
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RTheRebel  +   484d ago
Shoot the evil brown guy, then find the Russian who wants to start WW3. Ta Da
AMERRRicCA F* Yea
_QQ_  +   483d ago
Naw man COD stories are so deep and innovative.
Kalowest  +   483d ago
LMFAO, /S at it's best!
PigPen  +   484d ago
All this teasing, come on with the game so I can distant myself from N4G.
secretcode  +   484d ago
I'll be honest: When has plot actually effected ANYTHING in a Call of Duty game? All you do is walk to point A, shoot 30 of character B, defend point C, and so on. At best the plot just allows for really neat set pieces and environments. :\
coolbeans  +   483d ago
I contend there's a few entries that show signs of creativity (to varying degrees). I'll be the first to admit Black Ops' psychological premise is stealing from Fight Club (or whatever came before it), but standing by its ludicrous convictions the whole way through supplied some good twists.
rasputiny  +   484d ago
very interesting development!
Jovanian  +   483d ago
well thats good news I suppose. I may be a rarity because I enjoy the roller coaster rides that are CoD campaigns, and not just the multiplayer
KillrateOmega  +   483d ago
I realize that the CoD campaigns are often criticized for their short length, predictability, and focus on big, cinematic, Michael Bay moments, but I try to move past that. I accept them for what they are going to be and just let myself enjoy them.

On that note, I've enjoyed most of the CoD campaigns so far. Hopefully, I can add this one to the list of ones I've liked.
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Salooh  +   483d ago
Can't wait to confront an army while riding a chicken ..
Salooh  +   483d ago
Leaked image , another ghost appeared

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CernaML  +   483d ago
The writers of The Dark knight Rises worked on Black Ops 2. Story still sucked and the dialogue was atrocious.
grimmweisse  +   483d ago
Who? Might as well be Uwe Boll. Just because it says Hollywood on tag doesn't mean it's good.
jeremyj2913  +   483d ago
Weren't there similar articles about the story for Enslaved being headed by a big name writer?
animegamingnerd  +   483d ago
it will still be about americans and russians blowing each other up

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