That’s… not a good first sign.
Call of Duty may have started out as a PC exclusive series (really), but it’s never been associated with PC gaming since it first found success on the Xbox 360. It’s been mostly considered to be a console series since then (and Infinity Ward’s constant effort to alienate PC game players more and more with every entry hasn’t helped). In fact, in this day and age, Call of Duty is largely irrelevant to the larger PC gaming landscape.
Still, there’s a dedicated fanbase that loves playing the games on their rigs, and maybe they are expecting to be treated better with the upcoming, pretty awesome looking Advanced Warfare than they were with the (Infinity Ward developed. Sigh) Ghosts with this game. For context, Ghosts had a bunch of unreasonably high requirements to run on your PC, and then ran like complete turd, since it was so optimized.
At first glance, Advanced Warfare doesn’t look to be that much better.
OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit / Windows 8.1 64-Bit
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760 @ 4GB
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 55 GB available space
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c Compatible 16-bit
Additional Notes: Field of View ranges from 65°-90°.
In fact, the minimum requirements still mandate that controversial 6GB RAM requirement that led to such an outcry against the PC version of Ghosts last year. I guess we can hope that the game will be better optimized.