Activision has released a live-action video feature spotlighting the increasing prominence of modern-day PMCs (private military corporations), which will evidently play a major role in this year's new Call of Duty game.
The video comes shortly after the publisher revealed plans to announce the latest entry in its flagship shooter series on May 4 at 10am UK time (2am Pacific) via a countdown timer posted on the official Call of Duty website.
The new teaser video, entitled 'Superpower For Hire' and embedded below, looks into the real-life global rise of PMCs and their increasing employment in combat. Simultaneously, it confirms the prominent role PMCs will play in Call of Duty 2014, following previous hints on the official site in the form of hidden links pointing to articles involving PMCs.
The video starts with the quote, "In the next Call of Duty, the world's most powerful military is not a country. It's a corporation." It adds, "Could this actually happen?"
An accompanying video description also reads: "In the last 20 years, global combat has seen a steady shift towards the use of private military corporations, or PMCs. What happens when the highest bidder becomes the world's next superpower?"
Watch the video below:
This year's CoD is the first to be lead by Sledgehammer, the developer added to Activision's new three-studio, three-year development cycle for the Call of Duty series, along with long-time CoD devs Infinity Ward and Treyarch.