We now have a our first look at the next Call of Duty game: Advanced Warfare. I cannot begin to express how excited I am for this title. It’s insane seeing those words being typed out by myself because, for the longest time, I hated the Call of Duty series. Let’s start with why I’m excited.
1. The Trailer
Can we stop for a second and relive the awesome that was Kevin Spacey giving a chilling yet thought-provoking dialogue? Trailers for Call of Duty games have always been cinematic but this one feels…different. It reminds me of the Black Ops 2 trailer in ways that it’s the same beast but enough difference to be exciting. If you aren’t one of the 17 million people who have watched the trailer, allow me to share it with you.
2. Halo-esque Armor
We saw in the trailer these exoskeletons that the soldiers are wearing that were doing some crazy parkour. Maybe not parkour but seemingly parkour elements may be in the game. From leaping several yards to scaling walls to looking incredibly rad, these exoskeletons look exciting but what I’m more interested in is how this will impact the multiplayer! If at all but it would seem a waste, in my opinion, to add in something as enticing as exoskeletons and then do nothing with them in the multiplayer.
3. Futuristic Vehicles
Sure, hover-bikes and spider-tanks are not anything new to us by now. However, these look to be very exciting to control and cause some destruction! I’m curious to know if the new exoskeletons will allow for some unique and exciting takedowns. I can see it now: a spider-tank shows up, tearing apart my squad. After firing off some cover fire, telling a squad member to cover me as I run towards the spider-tank. Dodging it’s giant legs, I find a panel that I rip open using boosted strength from my exoskeleton. From here, I can climb into the tank, take out the enemy and turn this tank to our side. If I’m feeling especially vengeful, I can toss a few grenades inside and blow the tank apart. I’m not sure if that is in the game but you can be sure that if it is, Call of Duty just became a lot more interactive and rad!
4. BF4-esque Graphics?
I don’t know about you but there was a few sequences in the trailer that looked fantastic! Almost Battlefield 4 quality even! With next-gen finally here, I can personally vouch that the trailers for these next-gen titles do not do the games justice. Loading up Killzone: Shadowfall on my PS4 for the first time transported me to a world that looked as real as it was visceral. I’m certain that this one will look incredible with the power of next-gen backing it.
5. New Developer
For the longest time, we’ve had Call of Duty games coming from two studios: Infinity Ward and Treyarch. The fan base for Call of Duty has been divided on which studio makes the better game (my personal fav being Infinity Ward). With Sledgehammer Games developing this one, and making some very exciting changes, it will be interesting to see if they become everyone’s new favorite. However, they did do some work on MW3, which I remember a lot of people not liking, so it will be interesting to see how they’ve grown as a studio since. Then again, it seems every year there are plenty of people that hate that year’s Call of Duty entry so I suppose we can’t please everybody.
What about you? Are you excited for the new Call of Duty? Let us know in the comments below!