Call of Duty: Ghosts And Upcoming Halo Appear In UK Retailer’s Listing; Microsoft Responds

By Binu Paul , Updated Apr 25, 2013 09:56 AM EDT

UK's retail giant Tesco may have spilled the beans on two of the most awaited upcoming video game titles after Call of Duty: Ghosts and the future Halo title appeared on its listing online.

Tesco listed a possible new Call of Duty title known as Ghosts earlier in the day which revealed that the game is scheduled for a December release and listed Infinity Ward as the developer. Call of Duty, listed under Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, was listed with a box art featuring the Infinity Ward logo on the bottom. The cover art showed a soldier putting on the mask that the character Ghost wore in Modern Warfare 2, Videogamer reports. The developer is known for creating critically acclaimed three Modern Warfare entries in the Call of Duty franchise. Activision has reportedly refused to comment on the report. Call of Duty: Ghosts has previously been rumored to be this year's Call of Duty title and a YouTube user named Drift0r had claimed that the game will branch out of the Modern Warfare series and may moving into a different direction.

In a second leak later in the day, Tesco seemed to confirm that a new Halo is on the way when it outed a product currently listed as "Upcoming Halo." The listing suggested that the new game in the sci-fi shooter series may be headed to Xbox 360 later in the year. "Upcoming Halo' has been listed on the site, along with a generic Xbox 360 box art and (presumably) placeholder December 31, 2013 date," Videogamer reports.

As the news went viral, Microsoft released a statement clarifying that the Tesco listing is bogus. "This listing is not indicative of a Halo product launch." Microsoft said. "We have no news to share of future Halo titles." Although the software giant is yet to announce a future Halo title, it has previously confirmed Halo 5 and Halo 6 as part of the Reclaimer Trilogy.

Tesco has since pulled both listings.

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