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Call of Duty: Advance Warfare preview

aanchal thapa
Modified 01 Dec 2014

call of duty advanced warfare preview

As you all know Call of Duty has been one of the best first-person shooter games ever made up till now. Now, the only deal with games that are so popular like these is that, you want more. And with that comes, the series. There have been 10 installments of Call Of Duty so far. The first game was by Sledgehammer, after Neversoft was merged into making Infinity Ward on May, 2014 and was then officially made defunct on July 10th,2014.

Now, the next series, which is a Day Zero Edition, called the Call Of Duty: Advance Warfare is set to release a day before the classic game. And it will be featuring double XP for the first day and two exclusive guns. It was also announced that Sledgehammer Games will not be developing the game for Xbox 360 and PS3, now that’s a shame!

This will the first series that will run a three year cycle compared to the two year usual one and will be the first main series of Call Of Duty to not see a release on Nitendo platform after Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare.  So lets see wat we have here.


In the EDGE magazine interview, Michael Condrey confirmed that the engine has been built from scratch. He also stated that although there are lines of the old code left, there is new rendering, animation, physics and audio systems.

 This is the first Call of Duty since Call of Duty 2 that has used a new engine. The previous Call of Duty: Ghosts released in the year 2013 was said to have a new engine;but, it turned out to be an upgraded version of the IW engine. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was developed with Sledgehammer's in-house engine instead of the IW engine used in the previous Call of Duty title.

Now, the new in-house engine of Advanced Warfare and the audio has been made from scratch. Don Veca, among the many of Sledgehammer Games that has left Visceral Games and is now is working on Advanced Warfare. He states, "It goes through your body, into your bones, and your skull. You hear it in your ear, and it sounds completely different. No matter where you put the microphones, you're not going to capture that sound, so we've tried to emulate that feeling." Saying that audio doesn't come last as it did in previous titles, Glen Schofield said that, "We make sure that audio is just as important as anything else and Don's in there from the start with us."

The game Call Of Duty: Advance Warfare is like any other Call of Duty games, it will be presented as a first shooter video game on a similar field.  This is because if there are too much of changes made, then the authenticity of the game disappears. However, this series will be featuring several changes like-

  1. The Advance Warfare does not use a traditional heads-up display, and instead, all the information is relayed to the player via a holographic projection from the weapon that is equipped.
  2. The general gun play remains the same apart form the new mechanics, example, certain guns will be able to recharge slowly, allowing the player to take cover and stay there for a certain period of time to gain ammo for the weapon.
  3. Players will be able to switch between different types of grenades while holding one with shoulder buttons.
  4. The game will allow players to choose different types of conventional weaponry, example, the game will be featuring regular conventional firearms, but the player can choose to use Laser or Energy directed weaponry, both of which have differing attributes.
  5. Customization from the 2013 title, Call Of Duty: Ghosts, will return.

On what to expect:

Having said that, the game will be based in the year 2054 where a terrorist organization known as the KVA initiates the first global terrorist attack in the history by simultaneously destroying the nuclear reactors of the developed countries around the world. Obviously including the USA!

Now, across five continents, many of the developed countries infrastructures are horribly devastated and the military is incapable of fighting the threat posed by the KVA on them. As a result, PMC. Private Military Corporations have become the dominant armed forces for many of the countries and Jack Mitchell, a former U.S Marine who lost his left arm during a battle in Seoul joins the Atlas Corporation which by the way, is the worlds most powerful Private Military Corporation which has the most advance technologies on the planet.

Jonathan Irons, the CEO and the Founder of Atlas execute clandestine operations across the globe for highest bidder. He then begins a war over the ineffectiveness of the United States as the promoter of democracy all over the world to change its balance of power.

In May 2014, the official Call of Duty website was updated with a scrambled image that was due to be revealed on May 4, 2014. However, the trailer was leaked ahead of schedule on May 1 and then officially released soon after. The trailer revealed actor Kevin Spacey as portraying a character in the game who resents democracy.


On June 9, 2014, E3 was opened with a new gameplay trailer for Advanced Warfare that showcased features such as swarms of drones resembling birds and infrared enemy identifiers. During the presentation, Xbox head Phil Spencer said that downloadable content for Advanced Warfare will be released first on Xbox Live in the same fashion as the previous games in the series.

On July 29, 2014, Sledgehammer Games released a trailer showing a more in depth look into the main back story of the campaign side of the game. Within the last 5 seconds of the trailer a brief view of the multiplayer was shown. 

Published 01 Nov 2014, 17:32 IST
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