It Seems A Playable Xbox Build Of StarCraft Ghost Has Leaked

It Seems A Playable Xbox Build Of StarCraft Ghost Has Leaked
Screenshot: Andrew Borman, <a href="">Twitter</a>

Here’s something I didn’t expect to see, new gameplay footage of StarCraft Ghost. The third-person shooter had a rocky and well-known development history before being officially cancelled by Blizzard, something confirmed back in 2014. Now an early Xbox build seems to have leaked out and popped up online.

Andrew Borman posted some screenshots on Twitter but quickly pointed out that he had nothing to do with the leak or that the screens were posted anonymously in some Xbox groups earlier.

But, someone else, who seems to have access to this leaked Xbox build, uploaded more than just screenshots. YouTube user, Leers Meneses, uploaded a 13-minute clip of gameplay from the third mission of what looks to be the same build seen in the screenshots Borman posted.

The video was uploaded late Sunday, and shows some basic shooting and jumping gameplay. It looks like a lot of the standard shooters and action games we got back in the early 2000s, which might be another reason this game never got finished and released.

According to the uploader of that gameplay clip, this build is from an Xbox dev kit and was recently uploaded. In the footage we see Meneses using a modded Xbox 360 to access the game. He also says that the first two missions aren’t working properly. Folks over at ResetEra are also sharing this clip and theorising that it came from a devkit leak.

StarCraft: Ghost was first announced way back in 2002 for the Gamecube, Xbox and PS2. After numerous delays, and different developers working on it, it was eventually cancelled sometime around 2005 or 2006.

No download links for this build are available just yet, but knowing the internet I assume a playable build of this game might become easily accessible some time in the near future.


  • Interest advertising, ie if people want the game they may actually decide to make it as they are unable to make anything decent/new in the last few years. (WoW has been terrible, Warcraft 3 refresh is basically the same game as originally released, they seem to be focused on Hearthstone to grab money like most mobile games, Diablo series was ignored 2018 in favour of some tablet ‘creation’)

  • This has been one of the holy grails of prototype hunters for years now, so it’s wild to finally see it become a reality.

  • I wasn’t even a fan & I could feel they hype. I think EDGE if I remember had some exclusive previews on it in once or twice that really got you going. Looks a bit rubbish now, But back then, wow. Now someone drop a link for The Agent Please!

  • A relic from a time when Blizzard was still worthy of people’s trust…

    The timing of this ‘leak’ is about as suspect as it gets.

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