Activision has released new screenshots and an official press release for Sledgehammer Games’ upcoming Call of Duty title, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Key points from the press release:
â€˘Â Game is out Nov. 4
â€˘ Â Set in the year 2054. You play an advanced soldier in an exoskeleton working for a Private Military Corporation. The player will have futuristic, superhuman abilities.
â€˘Â Head of the corporation appears to be Jonathan Irons, a character modeled after and portrayed by Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)
â€˘Â Game is being developed “specifically for next gen consoles and PC.” However, Amazon.co.uk is listing PS3 and Xbox 360 versions for pre-order. Sorry, no Wii U.
GameSpot is also reporting that DLC will come to the Xbox platforms first and that those who pre-ordered Advanced Warfare will get a special personalization packÂ with an Advance Warfare themeÂ that can be used in Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. That promotion will go live May 13.
The full press release follows:
Santa Monica, CA â€“Â May 2, 2014Â â€“ The power of the next generation of advanced soldier.Â The power of a gripping performance from Kevin Spacey.Â The power of all-new, exoskeleton gameplay mechanics.Â Power changes everything.Â Â Call of DutyÂ®: Advanced WarfareÂ delivers an inspired new era ofÂ Call of DutyÂ®.Â Published byÂ Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq:ATVI), and developed for next gen consoles and PC by Sledgehammer Games,Â Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareÂ delivers a breathtaking, new vision for the blockbuster franchise.Â
â€śWeâ€™ve made several key decisions with an eye towards creative excellence onÂ Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.Â Weâ€™ve really approached this game differently,â€ť said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. â€śThis is our first three-year development cycle. Itâ€™s our first time with Sledgehammer Games at the creative helm. And weâ€™re shaking up the formula in several ways. New core gameplay mechanics with the exoskeleton suit. A riveting new story. An iconic new character played by one of the worldâ€™s best actors in Kevin Spacey. Weâ€™re having a lot of fun making this game, and we think the world is going to have even more fun playing it.â€ť
Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareÂ jolts players forward in a groundbreaking experience thatâ€™s ripped-from-the-headlines-of-
â€śItâ€™s been a lot of fun working with the team to bring Jonathan Irons to life.Â The technology is truly remarkable and unlike anything Iâ€™ve done before.Â Iâ€™m excited to see where this goes,â€ť said Academy AwardÂ®Â winner Kevin Spacey.
Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareÂ is being developed specifically for next gen consoles and PC. This is the first iteration of publisher Activisionâ€™s expanded three-year development cycle allowing the debut lead title from Sledgehammer Games an added year of studio development.Â With the expanded production capabilities, Sledgehammer Games is able to create an astonishing new, next generation experience, featuring an array of technical advancements from the sights and sounds that create a near photorealistic world unlike anyÂ Call of DutyÂ before, to new performance capture and facial animation technologies that deliver lifelike characters, to a rich and immersive story that brings the fiction to life.
â€śThis is an opportunity of a lifetime, and an honor for Sledgehammer Games.Â Â Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareÂ is the most ambitious and creative project we have ever worked on. From the endless research and thousands of production designs, to our incredible focus on the narrative and amazing attention to detail â€“ weâ€™re taking nothing for granted,â€ť saidÂ Glen Schofield, co-founder and game director of Sledgehammer Games.Â Â Â â€śCall of DutyÂ connects with the fans on such a deep level, and crafting a new vision for the next generation has been so inspiring for us.â€ť
Michael Condrey, co-founder and studio head of Sledgehammer Games added, â€śGlen and I created this team with the singular vision of delivering the best work of our lives.Â We know weâ€™re stepping into some pretty big shoes, but every day Iâ€™m amazed at the talent and focus at work here touching everything from the story experience to multiplayer.Â Weâ€™re excited to lead the next chapter in this great franchise, and we canâ€™t wait for November 4th.â€ť
Starting today, fans can begin pre-ordering their copy ofÂ Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareÂ at retail outlets worldwide.Â The title is scheduled for release onÂ November 4.Â For the latest intel, check out:Â www.callofduty.com,Â www.facebook.com/callofduty,Â www.youtube.com/callofdutyor follow @CallofDuty on Twitter andÂ Instagram.Â Â Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareÂ is not yet rated.