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Infinity Ward Considering MW2 Spin-Off Featuring Ghost?

When a game gets this big, there's one term that quickly springs to life: "spin-off." Maybe we should point you in the direction of DJ Hero and Band Hero...

By now, those of you who have been playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 are quite familiar with the character "Ghost," although you might not know he's voiced by Craig Fairbrass. That's an important name, because he's the guy who let it slip that Infinity Ward is actually considering an MW2 spin-off featuring Ghost. According to That VideoGame Blog, Fairbrass said as much at the massive sequel's launch event in the UK:

"I did in the last game a voice for a character called Gaz and in this game I’m now voicing a guy called Ghost, who now just got a spin-off comic of his own and they’re talking about another little game to go with it, so I’m quite excited about it. It’s grown and grown and grown."

He was also asked why Ghost has become such a popular character and Fairbrass replied, "I don't know. It's the whole thign I suppose of not knowing who he is. He's like the head of the SAS...I'm just so thrilled to be a part of it; I mean it just gets bigger and bigger each year." Well, provided Infinity Ward is at the helm, we figure a spin-off game featuring Ghost could be fairly kick-ass but who knows? Perhaps it's best to issue a downloadable title of some kind, but that would certainly gimp the quality Modern Warfare fans are used to, right? We'll have to keep an eye on this.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

11/15/2009 9:45:49 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (48 posts)

bigrailer19
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 10:25:22 PM
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Ghost was my favorite character. He didnt have a lot of dialogue but dude was bad ass! he was a very interesting character though! its all about that mask!

this is neat to see and hear about!

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LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 10:52:09 PM

Ghost was definitely one of my fav characters too.

slight spoiler?~~ at the scene where he's carrying roach and stuff and how he acted, he just seemed totally badass ~~end spoiler

But I dunno, a spin-off seems just like milking it even more than before (omg wha? activision milking a game =O le gasp)

Call of duty has definitely become the new halo, it's even got a comic of Ghost coming soon! Modern Warfare 2: Ghost, perhaps in collaboration with this spin-off game?

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bigrailer19
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 2:06:57 AM

haha no joke!

well Ghost was great, and milking it isnt a bad idea for them, but i dont know if a lot of people knew Ghost well enough, you know what i mean? He made his mark in my eyes but considering the games length and the (***SPOILER***) tragedy that happens, i dont know if he left a memory for a lot of others. we'll have to see what happens!

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www
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 4:37:30 AM

Yea bigrailer, I dont think I knew him well enough, I was still interested in Soap Mactavish(maybe cause he had the best hair cut, mohawk lol) & Sgt. Foley.



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Godslim
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 8:46:57 AM

yep i love ghost too hes basically gaz who i loved as well i'd luv to see a ghost spin off

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 6:54:24 PM

@godslim

I thought he was Gaz too!!! I loved Gaz but Capt. Price was just too oldschool badass to not like above the rest.


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BTNwarrior
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 10:28:43 PM
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***Spoiler***

didn't he die though?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 10:48:13 PM

yes... =( but that doesn't mean it couldn't be a prequel or anything

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bigrailer19
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 10:49:02 PM

yep yep! idk why they did that though! o-well!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 11:11:03 PM

Doh!, I read rather fast, you shoulda said "Wouldn't the circumstances of MW2 prevent him from doing another game?"

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Banky A
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 11:56:58 PM

He won't really be dead, he'll become like a real ghost..

Spoiled for me haha but that's my fault =]
Ghost Zombie DLC anyone?

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LowKey
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 1:35:07 AM

It was so sad, it would be pretty sad to see his "memories" to. Although it would be pretty interesting to learn aboot his past. BTW I welled up when both ghost and especially Gaz died.

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bigrailer19
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 2:16:05 AM

i knwo wasnt that an epic moment though i mean really. it made you even more pissed and want revenge that much more! so good in my eyes!

R.I.P Ghost!

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www
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 4:39:14 AM

Yea Lowkey, that was the most memorable moment.

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Jiggy
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 10:55:51 PM
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"Perhaps it's best to issue a downloadable title of some kind, but that would certainly gimp the quality Modern Warfare fans are used to, right?"

Nope, it wouldn't gimp the quality of MW...MW2 did that. This actually sounds cool.

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Jawknee
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 10:58:32 PM
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Just get the damn color balence right this time. After uncharted 2 Its hard not to notice games with weak washed out colors. Seriously, why does every next gen game have to look bleak like gears?

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bigrailer19
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 2:23:05 AM

its tough man. uncharted 2 set the bar so high this may be a factor we're gonna have to live with man! it sucks but Naughty Dog went out to do the best they absolutely could and achieved it. not taking away anything from other developers, Naughty Dog is just on the top of there game right now!

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www
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 4:55:51 AM

Jawknee I disagree! The graphics are still good like the first and I DARE say it that though Uncharted 2 looks colorfully balanced and all, the attention to detail on the guns, clothing and other gadgets are better than U2 and any other game out there, maybe your HDTV isn't helping, these games are not full HD y'know.

Just look at the detail of the british/american flags on their shoulders, the body armors, the grenades and all sorts of gadgets strapped around them. Your able to tell the difference between, leather, cotton, nylon or any other clothing material. The graphics are good, nothing WASHED OUT here.

And COD4 let alone MW2 has never been placed in that Gears-y, Fallout-y or Killzone-y infamous next-gen graphics category, the colors are pretty much balanced. Oh, and the guns sound a lot different too, they don't sound the same. I can tell your not really taking the time to get into the game, you just rushed through isn't it?

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Karosso
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 8:35:49 AM

@WWW Dude whatever you're smoking, Stop!
MW2 is barely as good looking as Gears of War 2, a old game.
Compared to Uncharted 2 its like playing a monochrome game :)

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Jawknee
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 10:22:59 AM

WWW I agree the character and weapon models are better. But the environments seem to have gotten worse. I went back and played MW and it seems they did a better job balencing everything from the colors, to their vibrancy and in the graphics over all. in MW the characters and guns are a bit less detailed but the environtments look better. They don't look like cardboard city. The guns do look pretty cool in MW2 though.   Much more detail then Uncharted 2 but not much if at all better then KZ2. And yes COD4 was never a bleak looking game like gears but thats my point. MW2 is in too many ways. It took a step back in this regard. I did rush though the story but have spent some time on the multiplayer mode. Long enough to notice things that have gotten better and worse. As for the sound, the guns are too squeaky for my taste. Ive never fired a gun thats sounded like that. 

I admit, I don't dislike the game as much as I thought i would, but i really don't like bad colors. Lol KZ2 even has more vibrant colors then MW2. KZ is dark and dreary but the colors is does have are more vibrant. Like a brand new pair of jeans. I think bigrailer is right though. ND Is on top of their game, has always done great color work and it's something i have to accept. Haha it's a bummer though because it doesn't have to be his way. And I think that's what ND is thinking. That maybe why they are offering help to other devs. 

And Karosso, I do agree that MW2's colors are very monochrome and don't look as good as U2. In many ways it fails to compare but i think there's a lot in MW2 that's done better then gears. Gears is not the graphical achievement everyone thinks it is. That game gets waaaay too much praise. Uncharted DF was better then both gears. And even MW1 in some ways.  

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www
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 10:42:52 AM

Well Jawknee I hear you but the Online is SO much better than MW and yea okay compared to MW, MW2 has I WONT call it washed out but maybe a bit too much light but it still the same.

Karosso what have you been SNIFFING to think Gears looks better than MW2. Gears, with its gritty, grainy, unreal engine, one-way pallette graphics, and oh don't think I don't own it, I have Gears 2 and I enjoyed it, but please don't compare it to any of these new games.

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Jawknee
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 11:19:26 AM

Yes the multiplayer has Improved. I still like KZ2's large maps and 32 player rooms. But MW2's fast pace is addicting and the Killstreak rewards are cool.

I didn't know Gears was an Unreal game. I despise the Unreal engine. Batman AA was good only because it's a good game to play and it's Batman. Would have been a better looking game had they not used the Unreal engine.

Gosh, no wonder I never understood the praise gears gets. The graphics are so ugly and the texture load in is horrible. I played gears before I new what Unreal was, no wonder is looks like dooky. I recently played some Hoards with my friend who thinks Gears is better looking then Uncharted 2(yea that friend)I just cried inside because of how blind he must be.

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www
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 11:38:54 AM

That friend of yours is a straight hardcore 360 fanboy maybe you should just leave him alone, he'll learn.

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Jawknee
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 11:47:54 AM

That's what's so bizarre. He doesn't act like a fanboy and he's getting a PS3 but he can't see that the Unreal engine isn't what it's made out to be and that gears looks like crap. No wonder Xbots love it so much. Their pride and joy game is made with it.

Lol jus noticed it's hardley a MS exclusive. There's a Mac version too. How they manage to do that? Gates doesn't even let his kids have Apple products.

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www
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 12:08:52 PM

Lol yea but its funny I'm a big fan of Gates, maybe cause he's a simple man, how many kids does he even have....

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Jawknee
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 12:23:38 PM

Hahaha

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1158905/Microsoft-boss-Bill-Gates-bans-children-using-Apple-products--wife-admits-shed-like-iPhone.html

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bigrailer19
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 1:42:05 PM

im not trying to fuel the argument here just so everyone knows...

but in defense of www, MW2 shows great differences in the character(s), guns, etc. outside of that ok maybe not the best but it isnt terrible.

the way the grenades, and straps, even badges, and armor is rendered on the clothing and actually looks seperate is second to none in MW2. i have to be honest Drakes little gun holder that straps around his back looked like part of his shirt alot of the time. same in resistance 1 and 2 not that they are huge graphics powerhouses but they are nice to look at, the armor and clothing, and pouches and belts all that stuff looked blended in together. not in MW2 everything looks and moves seperately. the grenades dangle from belt loops, the clothing wrinkles with movement, and all the guns have huge amounts of detail. IW did a better job that given credit, and i think its because its a FPS. Becuase you cant technically see your character you dont judge on these types of appearances right off the bat as a main concern.

anyways im done ranting. every game has technicalities, and although uncharted 2 had slim pickens and MW2 has a few more to grip about, it still looks like a next gen game! i think we're all just a little spoiled by KZ2 and Uncharted 2! but thats not a bad thing either!

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Jawknee
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 1:54:40 PM

We agree again. KZ2 and U2 have indeed spoiled me. The low res textures in the back grounds In MW2 I can get over. I just wish more next gen games sported vibrant colors.

Eurogamer did their usual ps3 xbox comparison and even they notice the default settings on both versions were not ideal for the best color and brightness. Google it. It's pretty interesting.

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www
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 2:12:23 PM

Haha Jawknee I've seen that link, heard that story about him banning apple products in his home some time ago.

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johnld
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 11:10:09 PM
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So they're planning to pull a Halo odst with modern warfare 2? for some reason that doesnt surprise me at all.

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bigrailer19
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 2:21:19 AM

i dont think so much. it sounds that way though lol i just hope it dont turn out that way!

Ghost deserves it though! Halo or master chief or whoever didnt!

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johnld
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 1:13:03 PM

hahaha, the guy didnt have a name, hes just rookie. at least ghost is his code name.

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bigrailer19
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 1:34:46 PM

lol i hear ya man!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 11:13:00 PM
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He said "little game" so maybe it would be a downloadable title, or DLC expansion pack to squeeze some more cashola out of the fans.

I agree with bigrailer though, it's all about his mask.

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bigrailer19
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 2:17:52 AM

haha you gotta love that thing!

i already know what im bein for halloween next year! although im a little old for that! ;)

sorry this is like my 5 post on this topic but i really enjoyed Ghost! And for me this is good news!

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___________
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 11:18:32 PM
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well i guess MW3 will have to wait a while.
thats not such a bad thing.
i get the feeling MW2 could of been something really spectacular, theres heart racing bits but there too far between.
like the snow level is brilliant, i love the levels were you can go in silently instead of alerting the whole world your there.
the chases are allot of fun.
it just feels like they had so many ideas and things to do, but for some reason they couldent.
maybe it was because of time?
whatever it was, it would be nice to see that, or the restrictions removed and let IW let their hair down and go all out.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 12:06:20 AM

removal of restrictions=PS3 exclusive, so it probably won't happen.

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bigrailer19
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 2:13:36 AM

i kinda agree with you! theres was plenty there for me, to make the game awesome! but i did feel like they coulda done alot more. i think the problem is the MP is so big, they put the attention on that. but in my opinion it all starts with the Single Player. and a wise bunch once said something along those lines. i remember reading something and Naughty Dog said they wanted the MP in Uncharted 2, to feel like the single player. they wanted it to play the same, and they wanted the interaction to be the same. well they achieved it.

i think IW went the other way with it. they made another great MP experience but the single player although great in my eyes coulda been more! it did have some heart pumping moments though!

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Snaaaake
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 11:41:27 PM
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Let's see, every single year we have a CoD game.
Then now they're considering a spinoff.
There's a comic for Ghost.
MW2 is the fastest selling game and it's making tons of money and BK is taking advantage of that.
What's next?
Your guess is as good as mine.

Now that this franchise is expanding rapidly, maybe I should consider becoming a CoD fan.........not gonna miss out on something this big.

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bigrailer19
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 2:10:42 AM

in the defense of COD. Treyarch has always made Fantastic WW2 games, and in my opinion W@W was one of the better ones. Infinity Ward got to do MW and it went mainstream even more so after that.

my point is if i recall infinity ward isnt doing a modern warfare 3 anytime soon in fact i think they will stop the whole IW one year Treyarch the next making COD games. anyways this is more activisions fault, not COD. COD has always been a great franchise!

and i also gotta defend Ghost here, he's the man!

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BikerSaint
Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 11:05:03 PM

Hey Snaaaake,

<<<< What's next??????>>>>>>

The next brand-new new spin-off will probably be.....

C.O.D."Military Band-Hero of Brothers",

(the Jonus Brothers toot the horns in a Fort Dix marching band setting).

"Bayonets ready....Er....I mean..... Piccolo's & flute's at the ready"!

(dripping sarcasm abounds)

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Banky A
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 11:57:21 PM
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I haven't played it but the guy sounds badass already.

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bigrailer19
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 2:07:13 AM

he's awesome! Best sniper ever!

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Random_Steve
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 2:18:59 AM
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you spelt thing wrong second line last paragraph :) but this sounds like most dlc i've downloaded, far too expensive for what it is

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www
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 5:00:13 AM
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I'm surprised you guys didn't notice SCARECROW made an appearance, don't remember the mission, but one of the guys I pointed my gun at was named Scarecrow. Next time you see his comment on here, salute him, he deserves it Lol.

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JPBooch
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 11:55:28 AM
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I guess the story wasn't all that bad. O.o

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Neurotoxiny
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 4:56:58 PM
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I think a game with a story based off of Ghost would be super cool. Maybe he could sneak up on people and scare them with his mask and there'd be a fear factor like in Arkham Asylum :P

Probably not but there should be some awesome locales, I really like how MW2 expanded its locations; maybe Ghost could go to Hawaii or New York or even Venice and pull an Ezio by sneaking out of the water!

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somethingrandom
Monday, November 16, 2009 @ 11:57:18 PM
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I never ever notice low-res textures in most games. I'm just too immersed in the gameplay.

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