Solid Snake had it right (at least in Call of Duty's future). The war of the future--2054, to be exact--isn't what it used to be. For one, bomb-sniffing dogs are right out. For another, Private Military Companies (or PMCs; or trained mercenaries) are the new norm. These sellswords will work for the US government, sure. But the thing about a man who will do anything for money is, he'll do anything for money. What happens when the private military forces, who are fighting on the side with the highest bidder, get a better offer?
To us, that sounds like the start of a dramatic narrative that's guaranteed to be filled with lots of contracts, negotiations, and hard-bargainings. But also! Betrayals, double-crossings, last-minute day-savings, and hoverbike chases. And also, given that the PMC group in question appears to be called ATLAS, there may be some sky-holding.