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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

is an upcoming 2014 first-person shooter video game developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision. It is the eleventh primary installment in the Call of... read more

Themes Sci-Fi
Status: In development
Release: 04-Nov-2014


is an upcoming 2014 first-person shooter video game developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision. It is the eleventh primary installment in the Call of Duty series and the first developed primarily by Sledgehammer Games after Neversoft was merged into Infinity Ward in May 3, 2014 and was officially made defunct on July 10, 2014.

The game is set to be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on November 4, 2014. However, it was announced that Sledgehammer Games will not be developing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfarefor the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360; instead, High Moon Studios will be developing the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions. It is the first game in the series to be created in a three-year development cycle, rather than two years as in previous Call of Duty games. It will be the first main series Call of Duty game to not see a release on Nintendo platforms since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

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Advanced Warfare, like the other Call of Duty titles, is presented in a first-person shooter perspective. However, the game features several changes; unlike other installments, Advanced Warfare does not use a traditional heads-up display; instead, all information is relayed to the player via holographic projections from the weapon equipped. The general gun-play remains unchanged, apart from new mechanics, for 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. The player can also switch different types of grenades whilst holding one with the shoulder buttons. It includes Frag, Stun, EMP, Smart, Threat, etc.

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In 2054, a terrorist organization known as the KVA initiates the first global terrorist attack in history by simultaneously destroying the nuclear reactors of developed countries around the globe, including the United States. Across five continents, many countries' military and government infrastructure including electricity and technology were devastated and incapable of fighting the threat posed by the KVA. As the result, private military corporations (PMCs) have become the dominant armed forces for countless nations and represent the first line of defense against this new enemy. Jack Mitchell (Troy Baker), a former U.S. Marine who lost his left arm during the battle of Seoul, joins Atlas Corporation, the world's most powerful private military company with the most advanced technologies on the planet. Executing clandestine operations across the globe for the highest bidder, Jonathan Irons (Kevin Spacey), the CEO and founder of Atlas, begins his war over the ineffectiveness from the United States as the promoter of democracy all over the world to change the global balance of power.

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Before being switched to become the co-developers of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Sledgehammer Games was already working on a Call of Duty game. This game was announced before Modern Warfare 3 and after Black Ops, however, no details were released. The game was said to be an action-adventure third-person shooter computer/video game. A Call of Duty massively multiplayer online game was also rumored to be in development. Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg later stated that Modern Warfare 3 was not the same title as Sledgehammer Games' action-adventure Call of Duty game. When asked if the action-adventure game was also in development, Hirshberg then stated that the Sledgehammer team was fully focused on Modern Warfare 3 and that their own title had been put on hold.

A new game in the Call of Duty series was announced to be released in November 2014.

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In an EDGE magazine interview, Michael Condrey confirmed that the engine has been built from scratch. He 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. Call of Duty: Ghosts was said to have a new engine; however, it turned out to be an upgraded version of the IW engine. It is currently unknown what the name of the new Advanced Warfare engine is.

With the new in-house engine of Advanced Warfare, the audio has been made from scratch. Don Veca, among the many of Sledgehammer Games that has left Visceral Games, is working on Advanced Warfare. "It goes through your body, into your bones, and your skull. You hear it in your ear, and it sounds completely different," Veca says in EDGE magazine, talking in-detail about the aftermath from firing a gun in-game. "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 says "We make sure that audio is just as important as anything else and Don's in there from the start with us."

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Another objective that Sledgehammer accomplished with Advanced Warfare were the animations (as shown in the Induction gameplay at E3 2014). The facial animating system and set is the same as James Cameron's Avatar 2's, which is a big step and a first for Call of Duty. According to Activision, the new three-year Call of Duty development cycle meant thatAdvanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games was able to create a 'near photorealistic' world unlike any Call of Duty before.

On June 6, 2014, issue of MCVOnline Magazine, it was confirmed that High Moon Studios, the team behind Deadpool video game and Transformers games, is working on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Advanced Warfare, while Sledgehammer Games is focusing on the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the title. Activision has confirmed that there will not be a release on the WiiU.

Michael Condrey confirmed in a tweet that Advanced Warfare will feature female soldiers in Multiplayer, following the suit in which the previous game Call of Duty: Ghosts set.

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