In a new interview with GameInformer, Infinity Ward’s Narrative Director Taylor Kurosaki has revealed the role that Kit Harington plays in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. He plays Admiral Salen Kotch, the leader of the Settlement Defense Front in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
I’m pleased to announce that Kit plays Admiral Salen Kotch. He’s the leader of the Settlement Defense Front’s fleet, at the helm of their biggest ship, the Olympus Mons. It’s a classic war story in a different setting, naval warfare with two captains dueling it out in the reaches of space. Kotch is the most skilled “sailor” of the SDF, so you (as Reyes) are up against a guy with a ton of experience who has a vendetta against your entire way of life. You’ve also just been thrust into the role of leadership, and the enemy is ostensibly a massive threat – better skilled, and has a larger fleet. They also have a massive, dangerous ship (the Olympus Mons) hunting you throughout the story.
The Infinity Ward team had to travel to London in order to do the gameplay capture with Harington, as he’s there for a theater performance he’s working on.
So the IW team traveled to London to shoot with Kit, because he’s currently in a theater production there for the rest of the summer. We were able to finish everything for the role over the course of about a week, and the team is really excited with his performance, and how he’s looking in-game.