Lewis Hamilton to Star in next Call of Duty Title

Ryan Ashenhurst
Ryan Ashenhurst
Ryan Ashenhurst
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Lewis Hamilton will feature in Call of Duty Infinite Warfare as a cut-scene character for the latest installment of the popular gaming series. 

French station M6 confirmed the news and provided footage of Lewis Hamilton completing motion capture work and pulling a range of facial expressions for the game.

HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 31: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP on the grid before the Formula One Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 31, 2016 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)
HOCKENHEIM, GERMANY – JULY 31: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP on the grid before the Formula One Grand Prix of Germany at Hockenheimring on July 31, 2016 in Hockenheim, Germany. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

The British driver said,

“I grew up with Super Mario, where the graphics were outdated at the time. It’s crazy to see how far it [computer games] went – the realisation is unbelievable.

I loved it, it was a great experience, I am incredibly honoured to be part of this game. I’ve been a fan for years.”

– Lewis Hamilton

This news got us thinking, are there any existing video game characters that are similar to other F1 drivers? Take a look:

Hamilton is probably getting a massive wad for starring in Infinite Warfare. It is a bit surprising that F1 drivers don’t audibly feature in the officially licensed F1 Video Games. That’s something that should be explored for future F1 titles. It would be an even more immersive experience if radio messages from otherr drivers were transmitted during each session.

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