Upcoming FPS title, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from developer Sledgehammer Games and publisher Activision unmasked two factions – Atlas and Sentinel. Players will be either fighting as or against these factions in the game.
The news was confirmed by Michael Condrey, co-founder of Sledgehammer in a tweet.
— Michael Condrey (@MichaelCondrey) June 21, 2014
The post revealed that there are two factions in the game, one is the private military company Atlas and the other faction is Sentinel. Online players will be playing either of the factions. Though, it has been revealed that Atlas is owned by Jonathan Irons (played by Kevin Spacey) there has been no information on who Sentinel is and VG247 suggested that it could be a rogue private military corporation.
The post also confirms that Capture the Flag mode is back in the upcoming franchise after it was dropped in Call of Duty: Ghosts which featured the Blitz mode.
On 19 June, Condrey had said that the multiplayer mode in the game will be different when compared with other games from the Call of Duty franchise. He had also confirmed that the gadgets in online game will not be over-powered, this comes as a relief to players who do not like the OP killstreaks.
"We'll have our own style. The exoskeletons are definitely in there and that's the core of the game," he said in an interview to Metro. As seen in the E3 demo, the game will feature exoskeleton suits and will have gadgets like cycled grenades in the game.
He further adds that the new multipler is a "big step forward" and the studio has been able to make the game innovative. "Our multiplayer has what I'm going to call the biggest set of new, as you call it, cool gear that you've seen in a long time. It's a big step forward, from three years in development we've been able to innovate across the game. Everything you saw [at E3]... just imagine what that's going to mean for multiplayer. You're going to find that new is what it's all about," he added.
The game is set in the year 2054 when a majority of the countries have had their military infrastructures attacked. The game takes us to a world when the most powerful and largest military force does not belong to a country as such but to a corporation, the private military corporation. Atlas, is one such corporation that is headed by Jonathan Irons. The corporation provides its employees (soldiers) with the most advanced weapons and technology.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be releasing on 4 November for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.