140°
Submitted by Naate 529d 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  +   529d ago
The single player story should be top notch then
Snookies12  +   529d 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.
#1.1 (Edited 529d ago ) | Agree(6) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
-Mika-  +   529d 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  +   529d 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  +   529d 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  +   529d 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.
#1.2 (Edited 529d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
RTheRebel  +   529d ago
Shoot the evil brown guy, then find the Russian who wants to start WW3. Ta Da
AMERRRicCA F* Yea
_QQ_  +   529d ago
Naw man COD stories are so deep and innovative.
Kalowest  +   529d ago
LMFAO, /S at it's best!
PigPen  +   529d ago
All this teasing, come on with the game so I can distant myself from N4G.
secretcode  +   529d 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  +   529d 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  +   529d ago
very interesting development!
Jovanian  +   529d 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  +   529d 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.
#7 (Edited 529d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Salooh  +   529d ago
Can't wait to confront an army while riding a chicken ..
Salooh  +   529d ago
Leaked image , another ghost appeared

Related image(s)
CernaML  +   529d ago
The writers of The Dark knight Rises worked on Black Ops 2. Story still sucked and the dialogue was atrocious.
grimmweisse  +   529d ago
Who? Might as well be Uwe Boll. Just because it says Hollywood on tag doesn't mean it's good.
jeremyj2913  +   529d ago
Weren't there similar articles about the story for Enslaved being headed by a big name writer?
animegamingnerd  +   529d ago
it will still be about americans and russians blowing each other up

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

Things to do in GTA V - Real Reverse Race

11m ago - AH Crew is back playing "Real Reverse Race" for this week's Things to do in GTA V. | Xbox 360
10°

GameStart 2014 Cosplay Pics – Check Out Who Came as Whom

12m ago - Cosplayers were in full force at last Weekend’s GameStart 2014 convention. And why wouldn’t they... | Culture
30°

7 Essential Hunter Tips to Annihilate Monsters in the Evolve Alpha

12m ago - Twinfinite: Wanna make the most out of your short time as a Hunter in this weekend's Evolve Alpha... | PC
30°

Top 10 Survival Horror Games to Enjoy This Halloween

18m ago - There’s nothing better than enjoying a good ‘horror’ game during Halloween. And while many titles... | PC
Ad

Get a Free Kindle Fire HD!

Now - Check out details here! | Promoted post
30°

This Week In Kickstarter October 31st

31m ago - This Week in Kickstarter we at TechRaptor decided to make up for last weeks game-centric iteratio... | PC