Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare To Utilize ‘New Story-Telling Techniques,’ New Behind the Scenes Video

Video game developer Sledgehammer Games hopes bring their strong story telling techniques to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare this Fall in a unique near-future spin on the series.

In a recently launched behind the scenes video, Sledgehammer Games creative director Bret Robbins talks about the process of creating Advanced Warfare’s story and world and how the studio has worked with both real life operators and futurists to create a more believable experience. You can watch the video above, and also see some of the studio’s work in action in Advanced Warfare’s debut gameplay trailer that aired during Microsoft’s E3 2014 press conference.

Of course, it certainly helps that experienced personalities like Troy Baker and Kevin Spacey are lending their talents to the production as well.

We know you play Call of Duty for multiplayer, but are you finding Sledgehammer’s story-telling approach a little more intriguing this time around?


  • Words Of Lightning

    All of this sounds REALLY promising. I’m personally choosing Advanced Warfare over BF Hardline, because Advanced Warfare looks better and more interesting.

    Of all the years that Battlefield becames nothing more than re-skinned DLC is just HAD to be during the year in which COD looks the most intriguing and fresh in many years. Oh, the irony.

    • Cameron

      I never thought I would say that a COD game looks better than a BF game. Hardline doesn’t look any better than BF3 in my opinion, and that came out nearly 3 years ago. I am very impressed by the visuals and audio of COD:AW so far. Hopefully the multiplayer is just as good as COD4, that would be amazing.

    • Guest

      Battlefield has destroyed itself by being vocal about competing against COD over the past 2 1/2 years by being more arcady and accessible. The games clearly show that.

      • awkenney

        Yeah, Battlefield really stopped appealing to me when the scoring system fell apart and it became apparently that none of the public players gave a damn about working towards the factors that contribute to winning or losing. I wish they’d just spin off a Battlefield that is nothing more than a sandbox so that those players can just go into a server and mess around endlessly.

    • awkenney

      I am concerned about the word “fresh” because I don’t think COD needs to feel like something new and innovative so much as it needs to return to roots and what works best for allowing players to build skill. On the single-player side, I think it needs more exploration and feel less on-rails. A convincing military engagement wouldn’t be such a straight line.

      • KiLLaMaNiLLa

        I completely agree if they ever made a COD 4 remake or even MW2 without OMA then i would be golden but we all know that will never happen.

  • Alex Melendez

    New doesn’t always mean good but we’ll see.

    • KiLLaMaNiLLa

      Exactly my thoughts but i will say this is the first time im actually looking forward to a COD since MW2. And as far as Battlefield:Hardline it’s actually really fun i just regret getting on PS4 instead of PC just because PSN online is still nowhere near Xbox Live or even PC. I never play online multiplayer on PSN just because Xbox Live runs a lot smoother then PSN. But i did really enjoy the concept of BFH it’s a ton of fun.

  • Hastur9

    For some reason I’m thinking along the lines of non-linear storytelling or reverse chronological order, or something of that nature.

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