Activision announces Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

This is it. The next Call of Duty. It’s developed by Sledgehammer Games and it’s called Advanced Warfare. And you know what? It actually looks pretty unique.

What excites us most about this latest Call of Duty is that it doesn’t look or feel like a Call of Duty game. There’s a ton of information buried in the trailer that we can analyze, so let’s get to it.

The story seems to be based not around countries, but corporations. Sledgehammer is toying with the idea that corporations will be running the future of warfare, and as the game takes place in the not-too-distant future, it stands to reason that they might be right.

Kevin Spacey plays a menacing CEO (presumably) talking about democracy and delivering a message, not through democracy, but through power. It’s a very scary world, and Spacey makes it that much more creepy.

Weapons and machines in Advanced Warfare look beautifully futuristic. There’s lots of hovering, floating stuff, alongside heat-seeking weapons, amphibious vehicles, and plenty of unmanned drones. Just how they’ll all play in the game is not yet known.

Activision was originally not planning on releasing details on the game until May 4th, but their hand was forced as a bunch of screenshots leaked online. There are still plenty more details to be unveiled in a few days, and we’ll bring you all the latest when they happen!

Until then, take a look at the Call of Duty video “Superpower For Hire” and let us know what you think.