Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare announced

Written by David Hing

May 2, 2014 // 10:17 a.m.

Tags: #activision #advanced-warfare #call-of-duty #kevin-spacey #sledgehammer-games

The next Call of Duty title has been officially announced by Activision.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will feature near-future technology and the story pits players against a rogue private military corporation that turns on the US government.

The announcement trailer reveals that the head of the rogue group played by actor Kevin Spacey who narrates throughout and the fancy technology that players will be interacting with includes exo-skeleton suits, drones and hoverbikes.

The trailer also features soldiers jumping large distances, punching through tanks, climbing vertical services and employing cloaking devices.

Ahead of the announcement, Activision also released a short mini-documentary produced by Vice about private military corporations, opening with ‘in the next Call of Duty, the world’s most powerful military is not a country. It’s a corporation. Could this actually happen?’

Advanced Warfare is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, who also assisted Infinity Ward on the development of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The game is due for release on November 4.

Details of the new Call of Duty titles were initially leaked yesterday evening with Activision promptly confirming the leak and releasing the trailer two days ahead of its intended schedule.

The most recent entry to the Call of Duty series, Ghosts, was released last November and has received two sets of DLC. The title did not sell as well as its predecessor, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which Activision blamed on the uncertainty over the transition to the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Despite this, it was still 2013’s second highest selling game behind Grand Theft Auto 5.

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