Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Brings The Fight To 2054

by Mike Futter on May 02, 2014 at 12:00 PM

By now, you probably know that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is our June cover story. We’ve shared the first screenshot and you’ve likely seen the first trailer, too. Now we have some more details about the story and the features.

The year is 2054, and the world has suffered an attack on its militaries around the world. Jonathan Irons (Kevin Spacey) is the founder and president of the world’s largest private military corporation, Atlas Corporation, and you are one if its advanced soldiers.

Equipped with an exoskeleton (as seen in the first trailer), players will have new gameplay mechanics and abilities at their disposal. What exactly will those be? Well, you’ll have to wait just a bit longer.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is under development at Sledgehammer Games. The studio was founded by Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield who brought the Dead Space series to life while at EA’s Visceral Games.

Sledgehammer began its work on the Call of Duty franchise in tandem with Infinity Ward in 2011 on Modern Warfare 3. “This is an opportunity of a lifetime, and it’s humbling,” Schofield says.  “We’ve been fans of the franchise since the beginning, so we know how important every single detail must be.  We’re taking nothing for granted from the endless research, attention to detail, and creative pre-productions to every bit of polish and balancing. Call of Duty has such meaning to everyone.  And that’s inspiring us to craft a new vision for the next generation.”

This is just the beginning of a month of in-depth coverage that will begin on May 4 at 12:00 p.m. Central. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is set for a November 4, 2014 release.