Looks like those rumors of Kevin Spacey playing the villain in the next Call of Duty were spot on. Based on the new trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the Academy Award-winning actor appears to be some kind of corporate heavy in the futuristic shooter from series newcomers Sledgehammer Games.
And we have a release date: November 4th, 2014 (question: will this be split-gen, or just current-gen and PC?).
Some quick observations about the trailer: first, between the super suits, high jumps, and future guns, if this isn’t a direct response to Titanfall, I don’t know what is. Second, Sledgehammer has crafted some very, very Elysium-y designs seem to have made their way into the game, making me very curious how they’ll actually impact the shooter mechanically (plus, I’m wondering if abilities like wall-climbing will make their way into multiplayer). Also, the trailer spends a lot of time on the presumably very expensive Spacey: We don’t have anything in the way of a hero to focus on here, just a sinister business guy in future suit-sans-tie.
The trailer notes that this Advanced Warfare is running on the Xbox One, and yes, it does look very, very good. I just can’t wait to hear more about how this bad boy plays.