The leaked photo of the display blueprint — which was reportedly sent to GameStop — does not mention the Ghosts subtitle for Activision’s next Call of Duty game, however, it does state that new promotional material will be distributed on April 29th and can be displayed on May 1st. The exact wording on the display blueprint reads:
“Call of Duty Title: Should arrive by 5/1. Keep 4/8 poster displayed until new posters arrive 5/1. Do not display until 5/1”.
While not a confirmation of Activision’s planned announcement date for this year’s Call of Duty, it does make sense that GameStop would have their displays ready to be seen on the same day that the game is revealed. It is also worth noting that the publisher announced last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II on May 1st.
Activision has yet to officially talk about the next CoD title, however, both Target and the UK retailer Tesco potentially leaked the game this week with advertisements and online listings, respectively. Based on that unconfirmed information, the next game in the popular series will be titled Call of Duty: Ghosts and will be released on November 5, 2013 for (at least) the PS3 and Xbox 360.
In addition to those details, the Tesco online listing also provided box art (pictured above) for Call of Duty: Ghosts, which shows a potentially familiar balaclava from Modern Warfare 2.
Currently, all of this information about Call of Duty: Ghosts is unconfirmed and should be considered a rumor. Assuming the leaked image of the retailer display blueprint is legitimate, we should get an official reveal for the next Call of Duty on Wednesday, May 1st. As soon as Activision makes the announcement we will let you know.