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‘Call of Duty’ Developer Talks About Working With Kevin Spacey For The Game

Michael Condrey, CEO of developer Sledgehammer Games talked about his experience working with award-winning actor Kevin Spacey for the upcoming "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare," IGN reported.

For the game, Spacey's scenes for his character were all done using performance-capture technology. He plays the role of Jonathan Irons, the CEO and founder of the private military firm Atlas Corporation, according to Game Spot.

As the story of the game goes, the world has just suffered its first global terrorist attack which rendered all developed countries powerless against threats. As a result, governments turned to private military companies as the dominant armed forces of their countries.

The most powerful firm is Irons' Atlas.

Since space did his own performance-capture work for the game, he spent a lot of time working with Condrey of Sledgehammer Games and its parent company, Activision.

In probably one of Condrey's most memorable experience developing the game, he shared how he acted alongside Spacey for "Advanced Warfare."

"I remember it was our second performance capture shoot, and we were doing an emotionally impactful scene," he recalled. "It was called 'Power.'"

"We were there on set and the director looks around and says, 'Wow, this scene's not right. Kevin's character wouldn't be saying this emotional speech to his assistant. So we're an actor short,'" he added.

"He looks around and [Activision publishing CEO] Eric Hirshberg was there with us. 'Yeah you're right, we need another person to suit up [in the spandex performance-capture suit],'" Condrey continued.

The Sledgehammer CEO was then surprised when Hirshberg told him to get ready to join the actor for the scene.

"We're all sitting there looking around going 'Wow, there are no other actors here,'" he said. "And Hirshberg goes, 'Condrey, suit up.' So an hour later I'm standing in front of Kevin Spacey and he's face to face with me, delivering the 'Power' speech."

Condrey was so impressed with Spacey's delivery that he compared it to the actor's performance as Frank Underwood in his television series "House of Cards."

"It was remarkable," he said. "On some level it was like a bucket list, an unexpected bucket list to think that, wow, one of the greatest living Hollywood actors is three feet in front of me delivering a line as powerful as Frank Underwood has ever said."

"I get to check off the, 'I acted with Kevin Spacey' box," Condrey added.

"Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" will be released on Nov. 4, 2014. It will be available for the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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