And that's not the only unusual bit of predicted future developments from Call of Duty creators Activision and Treyarch in the game. When we first meet Petraeus, he's aboard the USS Barack Obama.
Several high-profile actors have lent their talents to previous Call of Duty video game installments, but Petraeus does not actually provide the voice for his own character. As Kotaku reports, Petraeus is played by actor Jim Meskimen in the game.
Petraeus also reportedly displays some phoenix worthy resurrection skills within the game itself. Early on, he is aboard Marine One with the fictional "President Bosworth," a dead-ringer for Hillary Clinton, when terrorists shoot down the aircraft. However, both the president and Petraeus survive the attack.
Video game developers are known to retroactively make substantial changes to their characters and plots, even after titles are released to the public. So, it will be interesting to see if Petraeus remains in the game, or is scrubbed via a software update as his real-life personal scandal continues to dominate the news headlines.
Video game analyst Michael Pachter actually argues that the development is good for the game developers, telling the Hollywood Reporter that, "All incremental publicity is good." He predicts that 20 million copies of the game will have been sold before the end of 2012.