Riley is coming for you, Trevor – he’s got your scent. And as for you, Michael, you should keep an eye out for scary men with painted faces and over-designed rifles, hiding behind your shower curtain. Infinity Ward might be fairly laidback about GTA 5’s Call of Duty parody, but publisher Activision has urgent designs on Rockstar’s sales record.
“Congratulations to the team at Rockstar for their success,” UK senior brand manager Kevin Flynn told MCV, doubtless while grinning like a shark. “We look forward to getting the record back before the next GTA title.” Is it too much to describe this as a pop at Rockstar’s inability to match Call of Duty’s rate of release? Probably it is, but still: handbags!
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Flynn also thinks Ghosts will chase off its competitors at release. “We know that our unaided awareness for Ghosts is leading the way against other unreleased triple-A titles,” he said. “Our digital content has proven extremely popular and Black Ops II has sold more than three million units in the UK.”While you’re reeling at the sheer audacity of it all, consider this video of the original Ghost in Call of Duty: Ghosts. The man means business. Better put a lock on your window, Franklin.