One of the biggest video game franchises in history, Call of Duty now has its own official headsets, launching alongside the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Only second to the new criminal sandbox game from Rockstar, Grand Theft Auto 5, Activisions’ first person shooting franchise, Call of Duty, is one of the biggest video game franchises in history. Over the course of the series’ ten games, players have taken on armies in several continents, with more guns than you can shake a barrel of gunpowder at. It’s become widely successful, not just because of its well-made shooting gameplay, but also because of Call of Duty’s multiplayer, which continues to be a huge factor in the title’s success even when the franchise’s story has sometimes failed to impress. The fast paced objectives and team play are some of the main components of the mode, but the latter would likely not be so successful without the aid of headsets so now, with the launch of Call of Duty: Ghosts, the game’s publisher, Activison, are releasing their very own.
Made by Turtle Beach on behalf of Activison, there are not one, but three Call of Duty: Ghosts headsets to choose from, a decision likely made to capitalise on the game’s success. All three, titled with suitably appropriate ghost themed names – Spectre, Phantom and Shadow – have Ghosts logos, as well as the name of the game, emblazoned on the side of them, making it known to fellow players in your vicinity just which FPS you’re a fan of. All three come with varying price points, to suit those who can’t afford the premium but still want to get their hands on what’s being marketed as a collection of premier headsets. Those prices are £79.99 for Shadow, being referred to as the ‘budget’ model, despite the fact that it still costs more than a copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts itself, followed by Spectre, which retails at £149.99 and finally, Phantom, the priciest of the three, sells for £249.99.
Prices aside, reviewers are saying good things about all three, calling the Spectre headset “about as good a stereo gaming headset as you’ll currently come across” despite being “comfortable but heavy”. On the other hand, the more expensive Phantom is supposedly worth the money, saying that “the Phantom a versatile piece of kit”. As for the cheaper Shadow headset, that too is still a valuable gadget, despite the lesser price, calling it a “high-quality stereo headset” that has “decent highs, though perhaps not the thumping lows of its pricier siblings.” All three headsets are on sale now.
We’ll keep you posted once we know more.
Source: The Telegraph