British Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton is going to be playing a small role in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, according to various reports from the French news channel M6. Hamilton will be joining a number of other superstars that have had roles in Call of Duty such as Game of Thrones’s Kit Harrington, and House of Cards’s Kevin Spacey.
It won’t be a major role, however; apparently Lewis Hamilton will just be playing a cameo as some sort of technician, likely on board the protagonists’s ship and main base, the space ship Retribution. While players might notice him if they’re familiar with Formula 1 racing, many gamers might not catch his voice until the credits.
Either way, Hamilton says he’s a big fan of video gaming, starting out, like so many of us, by playing Super Mario.
While Lewis Hamilton won’t be holding any sort of candle to Kit Harrington in terms of story role (Hamilton is playing a random soldier, Harrington will be playing Rear Admiral Salen Kotch, the main villain of the game’s campaign), it’s likely a big acknowledgement not just for him but for Formula 1 fans in general, especially since normally special voices rely on people with more acting chops.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be releasing on November 4 on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC, and will also be coming with the remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (and there’s no option to buy them separately in an admittedly genius move by Activision).
The game’s multiplayer beta is still going for the moment and will be going until October 24 on the Playstation (you’ll unfortunately have to wait until October 21, Thursday, before you can play it on the Xbone), so you’ve still got a while to try out all of its game modes before the game comes out.