We’re used to seeing Lewis Hamilton featured in Formula 1 video games thanks to the championship’s official game franchise, but the Mercedes driver has confirmed he will appear in a very different title.
The reigning world champion - who is currently fighting for a fourth title - will be part of the next installment of the Call of Duty franchise, which is released in November.
The new first-person shooter titled Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will feature an appearance from Hamilton, with the news being broken first by French station M6 broadcast, which included an interview and footage of him taking part in motion capture filming.
It’s an unusual tie-up between Hamilton and Call of Duty, but whatever you say about him, he’s definitely giving a huge amount of exposure to F1 in his various projects.
Hamilton officially confirmed on Twitter that he’ll be part of the Infinite Warfare title, posting a picture of his character in the game.
Apparently he recorded six scenes for Infinite Warfare, with lines such as “captain, news reports coming on about the gateway if you want to join us” and “I’m right behind you”. If all this sounds a little bizarre, that’s probably because it is. Massively so.
The game comes out on the 4 November for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Be sure to look out for Hamilton’s appearance if you get it!