‘Call of Duty’ Release Date, News & Update: Formula 1 Racer Lewis Hamilton Joins Star-Studded Franchise; More New Gameplay, Game Elements Revealed

By Kaye Reese , Updated Oct 20, 2016 07:51 AM EDT

The highly anticipated Activision's "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" will be out on Nov. 4, 2016, and fans are all too eager for its release. But the upcoming futuristic game does not let up on its surprises as champion Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton revealed that he will be appearing on Infinite Ward's "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare."  

Based on his Twitter post, Lewis Hamilton, who currently drives for Mercedes, could either be a pilot or an engineer in the upcoming "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare." Racing news site Motorsport reported that Hamilton will be appearing in six scenes on the game, and will also have a speaking role as well. The champion Formula 1 racer said he was honored to be part of the franchise, and that he's always been part of the series.

Star-studded game

Hamilton will be joining the footsteps of fellow "Call of Duty" stars Kevin Spacey, Michelle Gellar and John Malkovich. As for "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare," he shares billing with UFC champion Conor McGregor and "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harrington. Harrington will be playing the game's main enemy, Admiral Salen Koch, who leads the militant faction Settlement Defense Front bent on destroying Earth.

According to Activision, "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" players will be following Captain Reyes' story, who's set to lead the "remnants of coalition forces" in a campaign to save Earth. Its story takes place into the future where the Earth relies on other planets' resources, while its greatest threat is the Settlement Defense Front, which seceded from the United Nations Space Alliance.

What to expect from 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare'

Even before its launch, "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" is already highly anticipated across gaming markets as new maps, storylines and gaming features are set to debut on the forthcoming Activision game. Moreover, "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" will heavily feature air and space combat as well as a new cooperative Zombie mode.

"Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" will launch on Nov. 4 for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It's currently running on its second beta, which will begin on Oct. 21 to Oct. 24.

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