Despite the fact that the first details of the game were only announced towards the end of last week, Activision's forthcoming first person shooter Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, developed by Sledgehammer Studios, has received a huge 12-page feature in the brand new issue of Game Informer which outlines some key information about the game's universe.
For example, we now know that the game will take place after an event that's described by Sledgehammer co-founder Michael Condrey as "a global 9/11", carried out by the fictional terrorist group KVA.
Other tidbits of information are:
- The game takes place in 2054
- Sledgehammer is developing the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of the game
- A second, as-yet unannounced, studio is looking after the PS3 and Xbox One versions
- There's no mention of a Wii U version
- Players will take control of Private Mitchell, who is portrayed by Troy Baker (who's fast becoming the new Nolan North given all his triple A appearances lately)
- Mitchell is the game's only protagonist
- Kevin Spacey is said to have been excited by the opportunity to play the game's chief baddie, Jonathan Irons
- A brand new engine was created just for the game
- Scientists and military experts were drafted in to help create a believable future world
- Activision is committed to supporting eSports, but there hasn't been any information revealed about the game's multiplayer mode yet
- Some weapons in the game use "energy" instead of traditional ammunition
Set for release on November 4th, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be the first game in the main series that wasn't developed by Infinity Ward or Treyarch, while also being the first to be developed for PS4 and Xbox One as lead systems.