Call of Duty 2014 trailer and infographic reveal the subject of Sledgehammer’s shooter

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How has the use of private military corporations grown and changed over the last twenty years? What part do these wholly independent and unregulated corporations play in the day-to-day safety of the world’s population, and how could these powerful entities be used for good… or ill?

These are the questions being asked in a documentary short leading up to the anticipated Call of Duty 2014 trailer on Sunday, May 4th.


“In the last 20 years, global combat has seen a steady shift towards the use of private military corporations, or PMCs,” the video description reads. “What happens when the highest bidder becomes the world’s next superpower?”

In the short below, called ‘Superpower For Hire,’ we get to hear from Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a number of specialists on the subject of PMCs, with all kinds of statistics and proclamations presented as fact to paint a very scary picture about the role, size and potential of these military organisations in the future:

Call of Duty 2014 Trailer – Superpower For Hire

You can digest those numbers at a more leisurely pace with the provided infographic below:


Can the future that the video portrays really come to pass? Will a PMC really rise up to take over the world, or worse?

While you give that a think, count down to the reveal of Call of Duty 2014 at the official site and check out the game’s very first full-size screenshot to see the new levels of graphical fidelity being injected into the series (and get a few new story clues).

Will Kevin Spacey play a villain in the game? It appears so.

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