The game runs on a new engine, has a single protagonist, features sci-fi tech
A huge amount of details about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has just appeared online, revealing things about the story and the main plot, as well as its gameplay or the confirmation of a cooperative mode.Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was unveiled to the world last week through a gameplay video and received an official confirmation alongside a few loose details about its story over the weekend.
Now, the latest edition of GameInformer magazine has appeared, and GameSpot managed to round up all the details featured by the cover story.
First up, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare takes place in the future of 2054 after a catastrophic event that's described by developer Sledgehammer Games as a "global 9/11" perpetrated by a terrorist organization called KVA.
Players control Private Mitchell, who's voiced by prolific actor Troy Baker. He served as a Marine alongside his friend Will Irons, who's the son of the main antagonist, Jonathan Irons, played by Kevin Spacey.
After they finish their tours of duty, Will offers Mitchell a job at his father's PMC, Atlas Corporation, and he's equipped with the impressive exosuit, while being offered access to all sorts of high tech gadgets.
The story only focuses on Mitchell, as there will be no other protagonists besides him.
During missions, players earn points that can be used to upgrade their exosuits. They can be used to climb walls using special gloves, boost in different directions to dodge enemies and get to cover, perform super jumps, or use optic camouflage.
Various weapons are featured, including guns that fire conventional bullets but also ones that use some form of energy. Variable grenades that can alter their payload on the fly can also be used. A special vehicle called the Pitbull is also featured and can be controlled in some moments alongside hoverbikes.
The game will have a form of cooperative mode, and Sledgehammer teased about the multiplayer component that will feature plenty of different mechanics from the single-player campaign.
In terms of the actual game, it seems that it's running on a whole new engine developed by Sledgehammer for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One platforms. Another studio is busy porting the experience onto PS3 and Xbox 360 and no mention was made about a Wii U edition.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is set to debut later this year on November 4, worldwide, so expect to hear much more soon enough.