Starcraft: Ghost has resurfaced thanks to what appears to be a leaked development build.
Starcraft: Ghost is a cancelled third-person stealth shooter Blizzard was working on with Nihilistic Software (and later Swingin’ Ape) between 2002-2006. The game would have been Blizzard’s first shooter, starring Nova.
Outside of the official material released around that time, Ghost had mostly been forgotten about. Over the weekend, however, the game has seemingly reemerged thanks to a playable build that leaked online.
Game preservationist Andrew Borman first spotted this leak, posting high-quality screenshots of the build, which he later clarified originate from “various Xbox groups”.
Who would have thought a month ago that Starcraft Ghost would leak in some form? pic.twitter.com/24wCp4XBsE
— Andrew Borman (@Borman18) February 16, 2020
Since then, a number of videos showing direct-feed gameplay went up on YouTube, and were subsequently taken down. Only one remains, Delso Bezerra‘s video below. This is the best, highest-quality look we have at Ghost.
According to Kotaku, the footage is indeed captured from a development build, which can be played on modified Xbox consoles. The build can be downloaded, if you know where to look.
Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime called the decision to cancel Ghost one of his biggest regrets.