Call of Duty: Ghosts won’t feature the in-game live streaming feature like how Call of Duty: Black Ops II did. And in the same interview Daniel Suarez, vice president of production at Activision, confirmed that Theater mode is not returning either.

“We’re continuing the work that [Treyarch] did, eSports is a big initiative for us,” Daniel told me at the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal. He added that they’re going to continue supporting the community as much as they can with these features. That said, there is one big feature that won’t be included in Ghosts.

“So not all the feature sets that we had in Black Ops II will transfer over. So for example the streaming from the game feature we won’t actually be doing this year. The way that it worked inBlack Ops II is you had a certain resolution that you could output out. We didn’t really see the community adopting that so we’ve taken that feature out in Ghosts.” To that end, Theater Mode will also not be returning for Ghosts.

However, if you play on PS4 or Xbox One you will be able to live stream directly from the console – as the next-gen console has those features built in. And, they next gen consoles will also have the ability to record and share gameplay’s.

SOURCE: Destructoid

  • Your next gen console can do it and now Cod Ghosts 1.0.1 Lagg recuded

  • riveLLa

    nOOOOOOOOOO no theater ?! how shall i record my PC gameplay without crazy frame dropes :OOO

  • Makes sense. Since both consoles have those two features and are better than what COD can do. This will allow more space on the disc for IW to put more stuff in. Like they did.

  • Batman

    We have the record feature on the PS4 and Xbox one people! Atleast we have that.

    BO1 theater still the best

    • sdfgdfg

      Blops 1 theater sucked ass what? Halo Reach theater was GOAT

      • Ryon Lee

        reach theater? Halo 3 theater

    • Zpr4y

      I hate the theater mode in BO2 and MW3! They suck! yo uhad to fast forward everything and if you went back you had to fast forward again!!!!! PC got all kinds of recording softwares and Xbox One and PS4 can record game footage so im cool! i rly dont like theater mode at all!

      • redjarman

        they just record your point of view though, you can’t fly around the map and get different camera angles and such

    • SirrBeez

      ps4 is illegal to live record from, playstations youtube era died with bops 2

  • It’s a shame that theater isn’t returning. This is going to make my map reviews much harder to make. :/

    • Both the PS4 & Xbox One have recording

      • StraightEdgeAtheist

        So having a capture card will be pointless, right?

        • Andrew Perkins

          No, because you cant edit and commentate clips and recordings on the systems. Nor can you export them to a computer.

          • Both consoles have editing tools

          • Andrew Perkins

            Yes but they wont be as good as if you used an Elgato and edited with a program such as iMove, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, ect. Therefore, the quality would suffer.

          • We dont know that yet. they haven’t released any details

          • StraightEdgeAtheist

            Oh, well I’m not throwing away my Capture Card when I get an Xbox One then.

          • iPLAY 2 ANNOY U

            wrong! if you can upload the clips online then you can download them to your computer.

      • I’m not worried about that. What I’m worried about is the spectators HUD ruining the quality and cinematic feel of the video.

    • Jacob

      Get a recorder. I’m hoping to get my a Elgato soon.

      • I already have an elgato. I used theater to get cinematic quality videos. Here’s what I mean.

        I am concerned whether or not the spectator view has an option to remove the HUD (I.e. Spectator label, Viewing: label)

  • Josh

    Noooo, why remove theatre mode? It makes no sense. They should add more features not remove features which the community have enjoyed and supported.

    • Uzair Chief

      It might be to improve the lagg.

  • Jack S.

    *Every FaZe Editor*

  • LegitCryptic

    Dont worry it will be included as a micro DLC activision will prevail

  • aaa187

    Black Ops was the one that started the horrible hit detection craze that is also present in MW3 and Black Ops 2. Many blamed Theater Mode for the culprit of that, as Black Ops first introduced it. Let’s see if this changes anything in the hit detection department and hope it brings it back to the wonderful aim that was MW2.

  • Jack S.

    Courtesy of my mad paint skills.

    • iPLAY 2 ANNOY U

      you shot yourself and you’re brains that blew out look like a 12 year old’s gamertag selection??

  • MeisseN

    They are really leaving the PC right? 🙁

  • Adam

    Why would they remove good features like theater mode? I’m pissed. I couldn’t care less about the eSports stuff, I’m not into it. But theater mode was a great addition to Black Ops 1, MW3, and Black Ops 2. It was good for YouTubers so they didn’t have to record every single game to get good footage. It was also good for reporting cheaters and boosters. IW may have taken a few steps forward with Ghosts, but IMO, this is a big step back.

    • Grubse


    • Howard Anthony Collings

      IW can still use the theater at their studios to catch cheaters, but this is actually a good decision. Once theater mode was introduced to Black Ops 1, the hit detection/server issues increased. People say MW2 had the best connection of any COD, the last game before theater was built in, Since the PS4 and Xbox One have built in capture cards, this COULD be better for a gameplay standpoint. Also, eSports is the future, like it or not!

      • Siftblade of Rivia

        I don’t understand what eSports is doing. Can someone explain? Is COD a sport now?

        • Howard Anthony Collings

          Competitive gaming. Quite entertaining actually.

          • Super_Deluxe

            But he means why did they call it eSports when it’s not even a sport. I also agree and don’t get the logic behind that either. Sitting in a chair for hours and only moving your fingers does not make gaming a sports lol. Entertainment yes but nothing close to a sport. I’m sorry but it is what it is.

          • iPLAY 2 ANNOY U

            notice the “e” in front of “sports” and realize it means electronic sports, meaning competitive video games.

          • kirby_

            It’s been called eSports since basically the beginning of eSports awhile ago. Devs just recently started using the term.

          • Howard Anthony Collings

            What iPLAY said. They aren’t physical sports, just competitive video games that take skill like League of Legends. That is why they are “electronic sports” because they require skill but not at a level like football, baseball, etc. It is going to only get bigger. You should try to watch it sometime!

          • Zpr4y

            eSport is just a word! what should they call it… eSport has been on for ages! Like LoL, WoW, Starcraft, Dota, Red Alert, even Minecraft and CoD now!

    • pathetic

      buy an xboxone or ps4 and stfu please… ignorance astounds me.

    • justmelv

      thats probably why they took it out all the boosters and cheaters complaining lolz

    • Vex_Turbo

      I toally agree with you, i am in a sniping clan so without theater i have to go buy a capture device just to get my clips. Why dont they just keep it in there? i didnt notice any lag in the game with it on.

      • thomasvlie1

        same here .. just did a nice 6 feed with the L1118 but theni realized no theater … capture card it is :/

  • Howard Anthony Collings

    Better hit detection! YES!

    • Jack Knight

      Because that totally has to do with theater mode you moron.

  • Daniel_Overkills

    They removed theater mode but added character customization to a fps?

    • Rai

      There’s character customization in a lot of fps….hmm…well in a lot of free to play fps.
      Halo does have it though, and brink. I can’t think of anymore.

    • Brandon

      Look remember that this game is being made for current gen consoles, so its limited as fuck. If it was made just for next gen, we would of had way more features.

      • lol

        actually its being made for each system separately, soooo yeah theres that, the xbox one and ps4 come with “theater and live streaming” so why would they put it in the game?

        • Zpr4y

          VERY true! They are not stupid XD Hate the theater lately anyway!

        • QanTm_Nova

          because theres more current gen gamers then next gen still

      • Rob

        But adding theater mode will not affect the limitations lol… it’s just a little feature which will not harm the hardware at all.

        • Aaron

          Agreed, who says that you have to open theater mode before you can play ghosts multiplayer? it’s not like you don’t have a choice as to open it or not when playing ghosts.. adding it would not be a big deal at all, and it would be exceedingly satisfactory for current generation players, such as myself.

      • RaJJka

        lol they made a specific version of ghost for next gen consoles, but I feel ya man they probably teamed up with capture card companies figuring if they take out theater us youtubers would have to go buy an elgato or something.
        subscribe to Om3ga_RaJJka on youtube!!!

    • Logan

      Are you stupid? In all honestly if your going to cry, and complain because theater mode was removed stop buying CoD. If you want to record your game play go buy a capture card you dumb ass. I would rather have customization that a little theater mode feature when I can buy a capture card for the price of a new game.

      • GodNegro

        i agree plus theater caused more lag

        • Lol

          Wow never knew that wow that’s crazy WOW

      • RaJJKa

        theaters also never really the same as the original gameplay the scopes don’t go in farther the bullets hit random different places everytime, I do kinda wish they had the theater mode in the ps3 version though some of us arnt so lucky to have a job and money to buy a capture card



  • Auptyk

    If you are playing on the PC and want to start (or continue) streaming you can use Open Broadcasting. It is a free option for streaming software. It uses low resources on your system to avoid adding burden to your game and hardly any network latency added (on a good connection). Just a heads up.

  • NiftyGam3r

    No theater mode? Well this sucks for current gen players who wont be able to get next gen as soon as it releases

  • Kyle PDX

    victor Update the weapons list next please with a grenade on top

  • RagingCANE

    GOOD MOVE! That was a laggy mess.

  • Jonathon

    This is great. Smooth non-laggy gameplay should always trump unneeded features such as theatre mode. Plus since ps4 and xbox one will have built in recording and sharing we’re set for a great next gen experience.

  • Quinn

    Gay af I gotta get a ps4 just so I can feed now im done wtf 🙁

    • kirby_

      Anyone who talks about getting feeds and shit need to stop playing FPS games FFS.

  • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

    Good. All CODs with theater mode have suffered connection wise.

  • Jacob

    At first I didn’t like the news but oh well. I’m getting a Elgato anyway. And I guess it means a lot less lag. Because BO2 OH MAN SHM That f’n lag comp and hit detection was insane.

  • Fiyyaa

    I don’t like that. I personally play on PC and i can’t record the whole game because the file size is simply way to big. And capture cards for pc are expensive since i play on 1080p. I think they should add it but you choose whether or not to record. I’m really mad.

    • asd

      This isnt fair 🙁

  • Atom

    That seriously suck in my opinion.

  • Fozzie Bear

    I have no problem with this. PS4s and XboxOnes can do this anyway.

  • Kageyami

    It’s pretty pointless to remove such thing, it caused hit detection to be crappy? Well you’re on p2p hosts.

  • dsADA

    why don’t they just have it disabled by default and have an option to turn it on?

  • KTM

    Why is everyone ok with having no theatre mode. It’s not just about recording gameplay, I used theatre mode mostly to create really nice cinematic but now its gonna be awfully difficult. This is a huge step back. Lags will still be there with or without theatre mode. MW2 had lot less players than recent COD but it was just as laggy.

  • Rezz

    so basically you have to spend £480 for theatre mode?

  • Vex_Turbo

    For us ePS3 and XBOx people who are in sniping clans who are not getting the PS4 or XBOX one which has a capture device thing built into it. If we need to get clips for montages we HAVE to get a capture card so we can record out games and or clips live everytime we are playing, or have someone who has a capture device always with us. which is stupid. That means recording every time you are playing. It seems stupid to take something out that has been in the series for a long time

  • Alexander

    So. Screw the normal YouTubers, as long as OpTic has a little better of a time? GG, Infinity Ward.

  • Jacob Underwood

    fuck them theater mode was the second best thing in call of duty games people wont stand for this the only reason they took it out of ps3 is so more people will buy the ps4 people already hate the ghost game anyway this just gives them more reason thank you for a shity game

  • Rankin

    Please bring back theater mode 🙁

  • Wes Bourgeois

    Eliminating theater mode obviously did almost nothing to effect gameplay. Call of Duty Ghost still lags plenty and I have one of the best internet routers on the market… sure I could always buy the capture card but who the hell can afford that after spending 120$ on the hardened version of the game. We don’t even buy the whole game anymore guys they sells us half and say we can get the rest for 69.99. Fuck that, I’ll never be able to show off my gameplay footage again. That ship has sailed

  • FPS Richo 666

    I’m sorry but you’ve done it this time.

    You say it wouldn’t matter if you had an Xbox One or PS4? What about those who simply cannot afford the new Consoles? They cannot do recordings for their YouTube channel without the theatre mode.

    Thanks.. Thanks for nothing.

  • Aaron Christcore Tongusi

    I have a question.. The team im on is getting an HD PVR 2 thursday. will we be ble to record just the person who has it or people in his party also? Since theres no theater. thanks guys.

  • Gina Toucher

    so the triple headshot with one bullet i just got will never be known except by my one friend who saw it? wonderful.

  • Quashawn Maben

    Not going to fight but this is a next gen game it should have every mode plus more. It’s like I say about a lot of games don’t take one step for wide then one step back this is not a dance n not everyone has the money to by there only record device clearly If they did then why the fuck would they post here and don’t me to be a dick but some ppl need the money for other thigs besides game for ex college paying rate etc shit u need to survive not everyone still a teenage n can live of there moms. I will be spending over 3000$ this year on ps4 n xbone plus games but like I said this is not a dance you don’t take one step for wide n one back call of duty is the same shit iver n over and ghost is just for trash ass campers but I still play it why becuase am a fan b most of every is here to unlike ppl who just but cod for online. And sorry if I miss spelled anything it’s been a while.

  • Joshua Ritz

    Why would they remove Cod Cast?! WWWHHHYYYYYY!?!?

  • Jack Knight

    Retarded. Theater mode was what made call of duty good