Call of Duty redefined the modern shooting game genre, which it has dominated since 2007. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare looks to continue that dominance, taking us to the year 2054, a period in which traditional military forces have been surpassed by Private Military Contractors.
As the plot goes, most developed countries including the United States have suffered attacks on their military infrastructures around the world. As a result of these attacks, the largest military force in the world isn’t a country, but rather powerful, private military corporations. Former U.S. Marine private Mitchell (voiced by Troy Baker) joins Jonathan Irons (Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey), the CEO and founder of Atlas, the largest and most technologically-advanced private military company, who has begun a war with America over his beliefs that the country has failed numerous attempts to install democracies all over the world for way too long. He wants to change the global balance of power.
Here are some other interesting facts about the new first-person shooter:
- Advanced Warfare runs on a new game engine that will provide 1080p on the PS4 and 810p on the Xbox One. Expect more realistic graphics, physics and gameplay than in previous Call of Duty Games.
- The story opens with a global catastrophe similar to 9/11, one affecting major cities on multiple continents.
- There will be some kind of new co-op mode.
- Given how far into the future the game is set, there will be energy-based weapons (e.g. laser and pulse guns), rideable space-age vehicles and a host of spiffy ultra-high-tech technologies.
- Veteran Metal Gear Solid composer Harry Gregson-Williams is tasked with the game’s soundtrack.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launches November 4. Watch the trailer above and the gameplay footage below for a visual idea of what you can expect.