Date(s) - 04/11/2014
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is an upcoming 2014 first-person shooter video game developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision. It is the eleventh primary installment in the Call of Duty series and the first developed primarily by Sledgehammer Games after Neversoft was merged into Infinity Ward in May 3, 2014 and was officially made defunct on July 10, 2014.
In 2054, a terrorist organization known as the KVA initiates the first global terrorist attack in history by simultaneously destroying the nuclear reactors of developed countries around the globe, including the United States. Across five continents, many developed countries’ infrastructures were devastated and the military is incapable of fighting the threat posed by the KVA. As the result, private military corporations (PMCs) have become the dominant armed forces for many countries. Jack Mitchell (Troy Baker), a former U.S. Marine who lost his left arm during a battle in Seoul, joins the Atlas Corporation, the world’s most powerful private military company with the most advanced technologies on the planet. Executing clandestine operations across the globe for the highest bidder, Jonathan Irons (Kevin Spacey), the CEO and founder of Atlas, begins his war over the ineffectiveness of the United States as the promoter of democracy all over the world to change the global balance of power.
Advanced Warfare, like the other Call of Duty titles, is presented in a first-person shooter perspective. However, the game features several changes; unlike other installments, Advanced Warfare does not use a traditional heads-up display; instead, all information is relayed to the player via holographic projections from the weapon equipped. The general gun-play remains unchanged, apart from new mechanics, for example, certain guns will be able to recharge slowly, allowing the player to take cover and stay there for a certain period of time to gain ammo for the weapon. The player can also switch different types of grenades while holding one with the shoulder buttons.