Sledgehammer Games studio heads Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey are aiming to redefine Call of Duty with their upcoming launch of Advanced Warfare this November 4.
But exactly do they plan on doing so? One way is to peer into the future and to push Call of Duty to the edge of reality, bordering the world of science fiction. That certainly appears to be the approach the studio is taking this year, but with a focus on keeping things rooted and grounded by introducing future tech that’s real and is, in one form or another, in development today.
In a new video (above), Schofield and Condrey outline some of these new gadgets and equipment coming to Advanced Warfare, including tech like the Threat Detection Grenade, Mobile Barricade, Directed Energy Weapons, Hover Bikes, and Hover Tanks. We’ve previously seen all of these in action in Advanced Warfare’s various single player demos or trailers, but we wonder how much of it will be present in the game’s multiplayer.
We learned earlier that the Exoskeleton will play a major role in Advanced Warfare’s multiplayer, and that the soldier seen in the game’s E3 demos is the soldier you will see in multiplayer, so we know it’ll have a major influence. But in a competitive setting, it’ll be interesting to see how Sledgehammer will ensure balance among all these new elements, including the Exoskeleton and directed energy weapons.
While we wait to find out, catch the video above featuring a few clips from the game that have yet to be seen.