Taking a break from beating the living daylights out of his opponent in the UFC ring, Irish superstar Conor McGregor has traded in his gloves for a motion-capture suit.
As the biggest name in UFC, Conor McGregor is now well-used to appearing on the cover – and in – the sport’s series of video games such as EA Sports UFC 2.
Now, the fighter has been recruited for an altogether different type of game that takes him into outer space as a soldier of fortune in a distant future.
The game itself is none other than the latest in the never-ending Call of Duty franchise, Infinite Warfare.
Set in a future where Earth has colonised other planets due to its dwindling natural resources, the colonies get tired of their home planet, resulting in an inter-planetary civil war.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 14, 2016
Also stars Kit Harrington
With the Call of Duty series now rivalling Hollywood blockbusters for scale and budget, a number of familiar faces have been recruited including Game of Thrones’ Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) as rear admiral Salen Kotch.
While McGregor’s role in the game is not fully known, it would appear from the new trailer for the game’s single-player campaign that his character is working with Kotch to take over Earth.
As part of his online venture, TheMacLife.com, McGregor released behind-the-scenes footage of himself in motion-capture gear while recording his scenes at Activision’s studios.
In true McGregor style, he said of his involvement in the game: “When the biggest need the baddest to do work, I answer the call.”
The game is due to launch on all gaming platforms on 4 November.