CoD-AW-KevinSpacey 03 May

Following the leak of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer, Activision has confirmed that the next installment of the franchise will launch on November 4th for next-gen consoles and PC.

“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,” the Activision press release reads, in part. “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.”

The game will also feature Academy Award® winning actor Kevin Spacey playing the role of a character called Jonathan Irons. “It’s been a lot of fun working with the team to bring Jonathan Irons to life,” Spacey said. “The technology is truly remarkable and unlike anything I’ve done before. I’m excited to see where this goes.”

“We’ve made several key decisions with an eye towards creative excellence on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. We’ve really approached this game differently,” said Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg. “This is our first three-year development cycle. It’s our first time with Sledgehammer Games at the creative helm. And we’re shaking up the formula in several ways. New core gameplay mechanics with the exoskeleton suit. A riveting new story. An iconic new character played by one of the world’s best actors in Kevin Spacey. We’re having a lot of fun making this game, and we think the world is going to have even more fun playing it.”

“This is an opportunity of a lifetime, and an honor for Sledgehammer Games. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the most ambitious and creative project we have ever worked on. From the endless research and thousands of production designs, to our incredible focus on the narrative and amazing attention to detail – we’re taking nothing for granted,” added Glen Schofield, co-founder and game director of Sledgehammer Games. “Call of Duty connects with the fans on such a deep level, and crafting a new vision for the next generation has been so inspiring for us.”

(via GI International)