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'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' leaked and release date announced

Photo courtesy of Activision, used with permission
Photo courtesy of Activision, used with permission
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On Thursday Activision and Sledgehammer Games released a sneak peek at what is being called the “new era” of “Call of Duty.” That sneak peek promised the next edition of “Call of Duty” would be unveiled later this week. However, according to a post on the official “Call of Duty” Facebook page on Friday, the information was leaked early, so Activision made the decision to make the official release early.

In a two minute and 46 second video posted on YouTube the world got its first look at the 2014/2015 edition of “Call of Duty” titled “Advanced Warfare.” The video shows the battlegrounds of the future “where both technology and tactic have evolved.”

In an earlier video posted on the “Call of Duty” YouTube channel, fans got to explore the world of private military corporations, which reportedly fueled the ideas behind “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.” The video explains that PMCs are loyal to no country, available to the highest bidder, and have spent the last 20 years privatizing war. It also asks “what happens if the [the PMCs] stop taking orders and start taking over?”

It seems that “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” is Activision's way of peeking into the future to see what happens if and when the worst case scenario happens. Gamers will get the chance to step outside the normal military style game play and into the world of privatized war.

“Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” will be 11th title released in the “Call of Duty” series that began in 2003. It will be the first “Call of Duty” title created by Sledgehammer Games, which recently joined the “Call of Duty” rotation with Infinity Ward and Treyarch.

Whether gamers are ready for it or not, “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” is set to launch on November 4, 2014. There has been no word on which platforms “Advanced Warfare” will be available for.