Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare could show up on House of Cards

The game Kevin Spacey stars in could be played by his character on the Netflix series.

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Frank Underwood, the politician played by Kevin Spacey on the Netflix series House of Cards, has an enthusiasm for gaming, playing on his PlayStation 3 and expressing interest in buying a PlayStation Vita during the show's first season. As soon as he was announced as the star of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, jokes were made about Underwood playing Advanced Warfare on the show--a prospect that developer Sledgehammer Games hopes to actually make happen.

Speaking with Game Informer, Sledgehammer co-founder Michael Condrey said he's already pursued the idea of getting the game on the upcoming season of House of Cards. "I exchanged an email with his [producing partner Dana Brunetti] this week, saying, 'Hey, what would it take to have Frank Underwood playing Advanced Warfare in season three of House of Cards?'" he said.

According to Condrey, the reaction was positive. "They're like, 'Wow, that's awesome.' And we're like, ‘That's awesome!' Because imagine bringing fans full circle there to see that," he said. "I mean how awesome would that be? Wouldn't it just be the craziest thing ever just to go like, ‘Hollywood meets Silicon Valley meets Hollywood.' If we can pull that off."

Sledgehammer's other co-founder, Glen Schofield, mentioned the possibility of Spacey's character in Advanced Warfare mentioning the name of the show, although it's unclear if he was serious about that. He added that Spacey himself--who has served as an executive producer on House of Cards--had mentioned the possibility of playing the game on the show, saying, "I guess I’m going to have to play this game on House of Cards."

Advanced Warfare was announced last week and is being developed by Sledgehammer for release this November on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. (A different studio is handling the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions.) The story centers around the role of private military corporations in the year 2054, with Spacey playing the role of Jonathon Irons, the CEO of a PMC called Atlas Corporation.

For more on Advanced Warfare, check out our recap of everything we know so far.

Chris Pereira is a freelance writer for GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @TheSmokingManX
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Discussion

32 comments
DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

Given his character has played COD on the show before I don't really mind. At least they wouldn't be shoe-horning it in.

ParanoidPaal
ParanoidPaal

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isshiah
isshiah

I didn't know video games could be featured positively in a show about politics.  Nice.

Zombrex
Zombrex

That would actually be comical. I already love the segments when he's playing PS3. It would be hilarious if he's playing the game and says something like, "This game is amazing, but the villain is an asshole."

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

That's actually pretty funny. He's always playing some random shooter on the show.

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

What if the ending of Advanced Warfare is Frank Underwood in House of Cards taking his Oculus Rift off and saying, "oh well. One can still dream." [fin]


Roll the credits.

Maverick6585
Maverick6585

I haven't seen the show, but what kind of 50 year old politician plays video games?

howiex89
howiex89

fascinating, could you tell us what brand of orange juice will be involved in the next season

nousername66
nousername66

I watched season 1 and there's an episode of him playing Killzone 3

liquidbutter
liquidbutter

Pretty sure he doesn't play video games on House of Cards anymore. He stopped in season 2, and took up model building as a new hobby.

Xirtahm
Xirtahm

Stop.  No seriously, just stop....

Pupchu
Pupchu

First zombies, now aliens, and coming soon: Dragons!! Get psyched! Best co-op mode eeevvvVVAAAAAAH!!!!!!!11oneoneone

mars_marty
mars_marty

Well, I'd say that this is *puts on sunglasses* all in One.

mr_azim
mr_azim

Hes too busy making out with Meechum to play games now.   *awkward*

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

This is possible the worst product placement since Bond traded in his Aston for a BMW :( 

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

I love Kevin Spacey's work, and I love House of Cards -- I even loved that trailer.  


...but I'm not coming back to Call of Duty.  Black Ops 1 was enough for me.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

The PS Vita scene is the worst scene in House of Cards. I actually cringed, and the rest of the show is pretty great. As long as it doesn't end up too important of a cameo, whatever. They could use the sponsor money.

wizardjenkins
wizardjenkins

Wasn't Spacey playing CoD on the show once?

I know he had a Vita, lel

alenth
alenth

This call of duty advertisement is getting out hand gamespot.....

Hurvl
Hurvl

Wow, that's some cross marketing! Really meta.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@isshiah But he's a bad person who does bad things, like playing video games :P.

hystavito
hystavito

@Zombrex  I don't watch House of Cards, is it too serious to make a joke like that?

Zombrex
Zombrex

@Maverick6585  On the show his character plays PS3 in order to relax, especially since his character was trying to quit smoking.

zerohournow
zerohournow

@Maverick6585 If you ever meet people beyond your parents and the other 12 year olds, you might be surprised.

whatsazerg
whatsazerg

@de-astroturfer If you watched the show, you'd know his character in House of Cards (since the 1st or 2nd episode)  plays CoD from time to time.

nousername66
nousername66

@wizardjenkins  


There's an episode of him playing Killzone 3, can't remember him playing any COD game, not in season 1 anyways.

whatsazerg
whatsazerg

@wizardjenkins I think his character has played CoD 2 or 3 times, in the episodes that I've seen so far... but I'm not all caught up yet, so... possibly more.

Zombrex
Zombrex

It's a really serious show but when he speaks to the audience he says some funny things.