They said the game would be fully unveiled on Sunday, but they're doing a pretty good job of it already.
After the official trailer , Activision sent out the press release that described the latest CoD entry in some detail.
It re-confirmed the November 4 launch date, although it's interesting to note that while Sledgehammer Games is handling the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC versions, a separate – currently unnamed – team is working on the PS3 and 360 versions.
This is similar to Titanfall , as Respawn Entertainment did the next-gen version while Bluepoint Games produced the Xbox 360 iteration. As for Advanced Warfare , it's the first game in the franchise that will deliver super abilities via exoskeleton suit. …did I just hear someone say Crysis ? Anyway, the press release also promises a great story and announces Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey as Jonathan Irons, the leader of a fictional private military corporation.
In a statement, Spacey said it's "unlike anything I've ever done before" and as for that potentially fantastic narrative, here's the summary:
"Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare jolts players forward in a groundbreaking experience that's ripped-from-the-headlines-of-tomorrow, envisioning a future where both technology and tactics have evolved to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise. Set in the year 2054, a private military corporation (PMC) has emerged with the power to rescue humanity from a devastated world struggling to rebuild after a global attack on its military and infrastructure. You are the advanced soldier. Empowered with new, cutting-edge exoskeleton abilities, technological advancements, and high-tech gear, players join the ranks of a highly-trained, specialized unit committed to restoring order in a state of advanced warfare."
Also, don't forget that Advanced Warfare is the first title in the franchise's long history to use a three-year development cycle, and this has helped Sledgehammer create "a near photorealistic world." This will include "new performance capture and facial animation technologies that deliver lifelike characters," which certainly sounds encouraging.
Well, how's about some gameplay? Maybe that's what we'll get this weekend.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare