Someone reportedly uploaded a playable build of StarCraft: Ghost online

Cal Jeffrey

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A working copy (sort of) of famed vaporware StarCraft: Ghost has reportedly leaked online. Screenshots of the title first appeared Sunday morning posted on Twitter by Museum of Play Curator Andrew Borman.

Shortly after that, several videos of the game in action began showing up on YouTube. Many of the gameplay captures have been taken down, presumably because of copyright violations. However, the flood of Ghost footage seems endless.

Kotaku notes that the incomplete game was leaked with an Xbox SDK then posted online. Several people have downloaded it and have got it to work on modded Xbox 360s.

Blizzard initially announced Starcraft: Ghost in 2003. It was supposed to be a third-person shooter based in the Starcraft universe slated for an Xbox release later that year. Blizzard was so confident about its debut that it hosted a one-hour gameplay screening at the Mayfair Curzon theater.

However, the development of World of Warcraft took priority and pushed the game back several years. Eventually, the looming arrival of next-gen consoles forced Blizzard to abandon the title.

There is no telling how long the above video will remain up. If it is broken as you read this, just search for StarCraft: Ghost on YouTube, and you should find many other examples.

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amghwk

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Knowing the recently-turned-pain-in-the-a$$ Blizzard, the uploader will be slapped with a takedown notice soon. I'll be surprised if Blizzard won't go ahead with a multimillion-dollar suit.
 
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Theinsanegamer

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I can see why it was eventually canceled. Sure, the game is unfinished, but movement looks clunky, as do the shooting mechanics, either that or the uploader royally sucks at playing shooters. The lack of music and stopping constantly waiting for the searching bar to load looks rather.....boring. And what is that stance she has when standing still? It looks like a wampa getting ready to pounce.

It may be because its in beta state, but that game looks like it needed a LOT of work to be finished. Ghost was announced in 2003, after the release of Halo, but looks to have controled more like goldeneye or early red faction games.
 
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lchu12

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Anyone remember Warcraft: Warlords(?Forgot the name)

Where it was gonna be like a story narrative, where you were to play as Thrall on his rise to being a warchief.

I had the promo material for it, would've like to play it.
 

CharmsD

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How is there a download link in the video description?

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BigRedPDX

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Anyone remember Warcraft: Warlords(?Forgot the name)

Where it was gonna be like a story narrative, where you were to play as Thrall on his rise to being a warchief.

I had the promo material for it, would've like to play it.
That I would love to play. I don't remember it at all, but playing a Thrall story would be epic.