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A look at Call of Duty’s futuristic warfare

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It’s a very strange world we live in where the next iteration of Call of Duty seems to be more refreshing and more evolutionary than the next Battlefield, but that’s the world we’re living in right now. While Battlefield Hardline has been accused of being little more than an expansion for Battlefield 4, most who’ve gone eye-balls on with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare seem genuinely impressed.

Much of that stems from the new futuristic gadgetry and weaponry available in the game, like the exosuits and laser guns and other high-tech stuff we’re glad doesn’t actually exist in warfare right now because enough people are dying as it is. This is probably the way war is going though…and it would be nice if people could just hug it out instead of hurling bullets at each other.

Death in video games though? That’s just fine. Here’s a video from Sledgehammer Games’ Glen Schofield explaining how all of the new futuristic tech will make you a better killing machine in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Call of Duty: Advanced warfare is coming to PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It’s out on November 4. Sledgehammer will be making the new gen versions with a focus on getting those to look as shiny as possible, while former Transformers and Deadpool devs High Moon Studios will be stuck doing porting duty..

I actually have high hopes and expectations for this latest in the long-running, annualised franchise. Call of Duty’s needed a bit of a fresh spin on it for ages, and this could well be it. Because it sure as hell wasn’t the inclusion of dogs and realistic fish AI.

Last Updated: June 25, 2014

65 Comments

  1. Rince&exhale

    June 25, 2014 at 08:36

    I don’t get why they are still pandering for the old gen consoles. Sure nice for them, but please, for all that is holy, focus on moving on…

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 25, 2014 at 08:37

      Not many people have 6K laying around.

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      • Rince&exhale

        June 25, 2014 at 08:38

        Is that like 2 South American clans?

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 25, 2014 at 08:41

          I see what you did there.

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          • Rince&exhale

            June 25, 2014 at 08:43

            Hehe. Nah, I get what you mean, but the budget of games is surely going to be higher if they keep building games for 2 different generations. Rather have them build a solid game for one gen and wait till I can get to that platform.

          • Hammersteyn

            June 25, 2014 at 08:45

            Well we are still waiting for the XBOX One.

        • Skoobaz

          June 25, 2014 at 12:06

          It’s more or less 2.5% of one Nkandla ( our new national currency ).

          Eg. New presidential Jet cost 10.60 Nkandlas ( one Nkandla = R230M ).

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  2. Hammersteyn

    June 25, 2014 at 08:40

    COD AW has the potential to have an excellent SP campaign especially with Kevin Spacey in the mix. If they can deliver on this I might actually buy my first COD game since MW2

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    • Kensei Seraph

      June 25, 2014 at 09:12

      If they can deliver I might buy my first CoD game ever.

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 25, 2014 at 09:24

        Amazing HAI

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  3. Hammersteyn

    June 25, 2014 at 08:41

    November? This explains why everything but COD releases in October.

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  4. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 25, 2014 at 08:42

    Jump high, throw far, run fast, cloak…..NANOSUIT copypaste

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 25, 2014 at 08:46

      Even PS2 been having it

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  5. Liquid Kaz (Umar)

    June 25, 2014 at 08:45

    Looks cool, I just hope the campaign is actually worth playing and longer than 4hours. Looks like it could be a pretty stellar experience….But I still have to say that Exoskeleton that they’re raving about that is gonna change the way you play Call of Duty is seriously just a blatant copy of the Nanosuit. Climbing walls is nice, but why not throw is some other cool abilities? Maybe creating a holographic decoy of yourself? Just…something different. I’m obviously not a game designer by any means but c’mon, stop treating your copypasta ideas like it’s the next big thing

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    • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

      June 25, 2014 at 08:47

      Indeed dude, nanosuit mark CoD

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 25, 2014 at 08:48

    • Rince&exhale

      June 25, 2014 at 08:50

      Holographic decoy? Halo?

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      • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

        June 25, 2014 at 08:53

        Yup like that. That was cool, especially in MP. That was something neat and different. I mean, extra strength and speed….for realz?

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        • Rince&exhale

          June 25, 2014 at 08:55

          But tis never been done before!

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          • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

            June 25, 2014 at 08:58

            So many games had extra strength and speed. But hey, CoD allows you to use a car door as a shield

          • Rince&exhale

            June 25, 2014 at 09:00

            Never been done before…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 25, 2014 at 09:07

            Exactly, and it lets you throw it at people to slice them in half, thus recharging your Darkness powers. WIN! Wait… O_o

          • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

            June 25, 2014 at 09:08

            LOLZ…..I wonder how the meeting for this game went….Just discussing bits from different games and going hmmm….Okay, that can work. let’s use that

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 25, 2014 at 09:04

      Look on the bright side, if you can play COD:AW then you know you can play Crysis.

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      • Skoobaz

        June 25, 2014 at 12:09

        But, does it run Crysis?

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    • oVg FX

      June 25, 2014 at 10:55

      5 rounds in the UFC game is longer than a COD game.

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  6. loftie

    June 25, 2014 at 08:47

    Call Of Duty: Crysis…. lol

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 25, 2014 at 08:48

      XD

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  7. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 25, 2014 at 08:48

    Asking CoD to be original is like asking the ANC not to be corrupt

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    • Kensei Seraph

      June 25, 2014 at 09:03

      But the exchange rates…

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  8. Liquid Kaz (Umar)

    June 25, 2014 at 08:50

    AND FOR F**KS SAKE COD……Enough with the god damn beanies…this is ADVANCED warefare!

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  9. oVg FX

    June 25, 2014 at 08:51

    ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…………….
    I fell asleep with FPS games after everybody started riding on the success of BLACK on the PS2.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 25, 2014 at 08:58

      Uh huh.

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      • oVg FX

        June 25, 2014 at 09:00

        Shut up, and go and play your Batman game 😛

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 25, 2014 at 09:00

          lol

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    • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

      June 25, 2014 at 08:59

      Black was effing great!

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 25, 2014 at 08:59

      Black was awesome!

      Reply

  10. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 25, 2014 at 08:52

    • Hammersteyn

      June 25, 2014 at 08:57

      Maximum everything

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  11. Rince&exhale

    June 25, 2014 at 09:13

    When they say CoD has something new to offer I be like http://www.gif-king.com/files/uSers/f9bf2d3dc11ea4e8cbbbc67e37c3961c.gif

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 25, 2014 at 09:24

      hahahaha

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  12. Brenz

    June 25, 2014 at 09:24

    I fell off the COD train after MW2, and have hurled many insults at it since, but this promises to maybe be fun.
    I cant shake the feeling that because they are still developing for old gen consoles that it wont be at good as it could be if they were just focusing on the new hardware though.

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  13. Gavin Mannion

    June 25, 2014 at 09:49

    Glen Schofield reminds of Silvester Stallone

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    • oVg FX

      June 25, 2014 at 10:59

      I wish EA let him run the rains of his baby “Deadspace” I would to know what he thinks of 2 and 3.

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  14. CypherGate

    June 25, 2014 at 09:51

    They should just make a game called Call of Duty Vs Crysis and have a storyline where the world is in shambles cause of Aliens and Russia. Then the battle can go 3 ways with the crew of Call of Duty fighting the Russians, Crysis crew fighting aliens and then each other for true dominance lol

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    • Rince&exhale

      June 25, 2014 at 10:00

      I’d buy a game like that! You sir need to become a developer.

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  15. alcatraz5953

    June 25, 2014 at 13:27

    The last COD game I bought was was modern warfare, after that I just lost interest in the COD series and shifted over to the dark side, the battlefield side. Loved the battlefield games, went the premium routes, along came bf4, enjoyed it, was a bit troublesome though, heck I’m still enjoying it. Then out popped this hardline “THING” and with that I shall bid the battlefield series a temporary farewell and join the ranks of the COD fanboys once again, because Advanced Warfare looks pretty damn amazing.

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