Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare announced
Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare has been announced by Activision this morning, revealing a November 4th release date and that the upcoming title will feature future tech such as exoskeleton suits and hoverbikes.
Developed by Sledgehammer Games – who had previously assisted with development of 2011’s Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – centers on a private military corporation (PMC) that has turned on the the USA and its government. What’s incredibly exciting is that the rogue PMC organisation is fronted by a new villian portrayed by House Of Cards actor Kevin Spacey, who’s providing voice and likeness in his new role.
“Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare envisions battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactic have evolved to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise,” explains the debut trailer.
The trailer also hints at new abilities and weaponry as the franchise jumps to Advanced Warfare. An exoskeleton suit will equip players with superior strength allowing for devestating melee attacks, along with the ability to leap further and scale vertical surfaces.
We’ve also seen brief sections where the player is piloting a hoverbike, battling a weaponised mech-suited soldier, deployable cover and cloaking for soldiers. We might be wrong on this one, but we swear we even saw a little wall-running…
The official trailer and announcement follows Activision’s tease that Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfighter was set for an unveiling at 10 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 4. A series of leaks overnight but an end to those plans.
Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfighter ushers in the three-year development cycle for each new Call Of Duty title, which will see Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer and Treyarch rotating on development duties for the annually released franchise. While the reveal was demoed on Xbox One, we expect the game to make it to Xbox 360 (and other platforms), though we are still waiting for an official confirmation.