I have no idea why publishers are doing this more and more recently, but launch trailers for games are coming in way before games are set for launch. The latest game to see a launch trailer half a month before its release is Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Here’s what Activision wants you to know about Advanced Warfare:
A new vision for the blockbuster franchise, Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare takes players to a future devastated by a global attack. Rising from the chaos is Atlas, a Private Military Corporation led by the cunning Jonathan Irons. With the most powerful military force in the world, Atlas has effectively become a superpower for hire. Playing as Jack Mitchell, suit up in an advanced exoskeleton and join a highly-trained unit committed to restoring order.
The exoskeleton carries over into Multiplayer, where an all-new movement system changes the way players traverse the terrain. Chain together boost actions like jump, dodge, and dash in a fast and fluid style of play. Equip all-new abilities and armaments in the revamped Create-a-Class. Earn additional weapons and gear through in-game Supply Drops, outfitting your operator in the deepest customization experience in franchise history.
And I have to admit, I’m pretty keen for it. Call of Duty games are my end-of-the-year, brainless popcorn entertainment experience. I play them during the December break, taking a stab at the single player campaign, as I prepare to switch my brain off for a week or two. I usually enjoy them for that too, though last year’s Call of Duty: Ghosts still leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. I haven’t finished that game’s awfully soulless campaign, and I don’t think I ever will. Hopefully, Advanced Warfare is a a little more entertaining – and by the looks of it, it will. Check out the rather premature launch trailer:
If you plan to play on PC, here’re the minimum specs Steam says you’ll need to be packing to get your Call of Duty on:
- OS: OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit / Windows 8.1 64-Bit
- Processor: Intel® CoreTM i3-530 @ 2.93 GHz / AMD PhenomTM II X4 810 @ 2.80 GHz or better
- Memory: 6 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 450 @ 1GB / ATI® Radeon™ HD 5870 @ 1GB or better
- DirectX: Version 11
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Hard Drive: 55 GB available space (That’s a lot of Spacey!)
- Sound Card: DirectX-compatible
Unfortunately there’s no word on the recommended specs, but I think it’s safe to say that with COD’s iterative engine in place, if you ran the last one fine, you’ll be okay here too. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is coming to all current home gaming platforms that aren’t called the Wii U on November 4th. Those who wish to pay a little extra can get the Day 0 edition a whole day earlier.
Last Updated: October 20, 2014