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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare cover
The European box art.
Developer(s) Sledgehammer Games (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC)
High Moon Studios (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)[1]
Publisher(s) Activision
Released November 4th, 2014[2]
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Ratings ESRB: Mature
PEGI: 18
USK: 18
CERO: Z
ACB: MA15+
Platform(s) Xbox One[3]

Xbox 360[4]
PlayStation 4[3]
PlayStation 3[4]
PC

"The next Call of Duty represents a new era for this amazing franchise, and we look forward to sharing what we have been working on."
— Sledgehammer Games[5]

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a new installment of the Call of Duty series. It will be developed by Sledgehammer Games on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and High Moon Studios on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is set to be released on November 4, 2014 for Xbox One,[3] PlayStation 4,[3] PlayStation 3,[4] Xbox 360,[4] and PC. A Wii U version has not yet been announced, but there is expectation that Activision will clear this up sooner or later. It is the first game in the series to benefit from the three year development cycle.

Setting

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is set in the year 2054 and possibly 2052. ATLAS, a private military company led by Jonathan Irons, wages a conflict against the United States government, which Irons believes has failed in installing democracies across the globe for over a century. It is also about the U.S.M.C. in 2054.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare takes place in a plausible future in which technological progress and today’s military practices have converged with powerful consequences.

Private Military Corporations (PMCs) have become the dominant armed forces for countless nations outsourcing their military needs, redrawing borders and rewriting the rules of war.

Locations

  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
  • San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
  • Greece
  • Balkan Mountains
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Seoul, South Korea

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Gameplay

Harnessing the power of next-gen platforms, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare brings players into the battlegrounds of the future by boasting a new hi-tech, advanced arsenal and ability set, arming players with all-new equipment, technology, perks, and vehicles like hoverbikes and highly specialized drones. Players can also choose between standard ammunition and an all-new class of directed-energy weaponry that enables totally new gameplay dynamics. And with exoskeletons delivering a massive force multiplier and unprecedented tactical freedom, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare evolves every firefight.

Powerful exoskeletons evolve every aspect of a soldier’s battle readiness, enabling combatants to deploy with an advanced lethality and eliminating the need for specialization. The introduction of this gameplay mechanic delivers enhanced player movement and verticality through boost jumps and grappling, covert cloaking abilities, and biomechanics that provide unparalleled strength, awareness, endurance, and speed. With the advent of the exoskeleton and newly advanced armor and weaponry, every soldier commands tactical freedom in any terrain unlike ever before, fundamentally changing the way gamers play Call of Duty across all modes.

In singleplayer, players will earn points during missions that can be used to upgrade the exoskeleton suit with new features.

Development

Sledgehammer confirmed that they were hiring for an unannounced Call of Duty project[8] and a Sledgehammer employee stated that he’s responsible for “developing photo real visual effects for the next Call of DutyModern Warfare release.”[9] in the summer of 2013.

In January 2014, a job listing for a Weapons & Vehicle Artist stated that the "candidate must have experience using Adobe Photoshop to create hyper realistic textures for next gen materials."[3] and that Sledgehammer are "looking for a top notch hard surfaces modeler to join [their] AAA family working on the next Call of Duty game."[10] On February 6, 2014, Sledgehammer Games and Activision confirmed that they would be developing the 2014 release of Call of Duty series.[11]

On May 1, 2014 Activision released a series of teasers and minor details about Call of Duty 2014, calling it a New Era for Call of Duty, and setting Sunday, May 4 as the world premiere. Later that night, Destructoid.com leaked a low quality version of the reveal trailer along with several .gifs of said trailer. As a result, Activision decided to release the trailer to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare early on the official Call of Duty Youtube channel.

Developed by Sledgehammer Games (co-developers of Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3), harnesses the first three-year, all next-gen development cycle in franchise history. Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare envisions the powerful battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactic have evolved to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise. Delivering a stunning performance, Academy Award® winning actor Kevin Spacey stars as Jonathan Irons – one of the most powerful men in the world – shaping this chilling vision of the future of war.

Multiplayer

Michael Condrey, co-founder of Sledgehammer Games, has revealed on twitter that the player is able to choose which gender they are in multiplayer, similar to Call of Duty: Ghosts.[12]

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