Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare officially announced with debut story details and screens

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On the back of the release of the game’s debut (and rather action-packed) trailer, Activision and Sledgehammer Games have formally announced the pair’s upcoming 2014 shooter, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,


Due for release on November 4th across Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare promises to take the industry-stomping Call of Duty franchise “to new heights on the next generation,” with the central theme of ‘power’ – who has it and how can it be used for good or ill – at the core of the game’s story.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is set in the year 2054 and envisions a future “where both technology and tactics have evolved,” and where private military corporations (PMCs) are more active than ever. One PMC in particular, controlled by one Jonathan Irons (played by actor Kevin Spacey) has the power to deliver the world to a new era of prosperity following a devastating “global attack on its military and infrastructure” – a new World War?

You play as an advanced soldier with access to what Activision calls “cutting-edge exoskeleton abilities” as well as high-tech military gear powered by incredible technological advancements allowing you the chance to use boost jumps, grappling, cloaking and ‘biomechanics’ to give you enhanced strength, awareness, endurance and speed.

Vehicles including hoverbikes and attack drones also feature with “an all-new class of directed-energy weaponry that enables totally new gameplay dynamics” in the mix, too.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Debut Screenshots

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Currently in development specifically for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, Activision reminds us that Advanced Warfare will be the first product of the publisher’s new three-year development rotation scheme that will allow key developers on the franchise more time to craft their games and innovate on the franchise year after year.

Co-founder and game director of Sledgehammer Games, Glen Schofield, said of Advanced Warfare:

“This is an opportunity of a lifetime, and an honor for Sledgehammer Games. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 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 – we’re taking nothing for granted.

“Call of Duty connects with the fans on such a deep level, and crafting a new vision for the next generation has been so inspiring for us.”

Catch the game’s debut trailer below and let us know what you hope to see from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare later this year:

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Reveal Trailer

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