Do you believe in ghosts?
Everyone that attended the launch party for the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Ghost from Infinity Ward and Activision must have. This year’s prestigious event took place at the IndigO2 at O2 dome last night (Nov 4th 2013.) It was spacious enough to accommodate both eager fans and press who were attending to cover the event – so others who couldn’t attend were still able to experience it.
The venue itself was open based so that it made it easy to see everything on offer. There is no argument that the best section to be was the one where various Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles were set up for some serious Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer action.
It was great to see that Activision and its PR agency Red Consultancy made it possible for fans to try out new online multiplayer modes – such as the one where a team has to survive an alien attack! There was a great atmosphere throughout the night with people happily chatting (presumably about their online tactics) on the floor and playing the game. In fact, the queues to play only started to get smaller as midnight came. Presumably, most of the fans were taken to the nearest midnight GAME launch to be sold their copies of the title.
There was a Call of Duty tournament that took place too – this itself was very entertaining to watch and it was all thanks to the commentary team. It consisted of two Youtube professionals and eSports sensation, Ben Bowe. This was a brilliant idea given that these are people who know what they are doing. It made it all the more exciting to see as the teams went up against each other until one victorious team was left standing. Each of the team’s also had a special member – it was either a CoD developer, celebrity or someone well know in games industry – to hopefully guide them to victory. The winning team really deserved the top spot after managing to defeat the team that had one of the game’s developers, Tina Palacios.
The rest of the night consisted of more multiplayer matches whilst being entertained by Rizzlekicks and a fantastic DJ set from MJ Mistajam. To top it off, even the famous Call of Duty: Ghosts dog made an appearance. There is no denying that this was one of the best launch parties of the year for what is arguably one of the biggest software launches of the year.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is out now on Xbox 360. It will launch alongside the Xbox One on the 22nd November 2013.
Look out for our reviews of both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One in due course, but we’re sure you’re more than happy enjoying your title right now?