How Sledgehammer is changing Call of Duty

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Just over a week ago I had the chance to go hands-on with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for the first time. I’ve already told you how different it feels, which could be both a good and bad thing when it finally reaches shelves in little over a month. I also got to sit down with Sledgehammer Games co-founder Glen Schofield, to ask him how the studio set out to re-inventive Call of Duty.

Turns out all it needed as an Exo-Skeleton. That’s the most noticeable change in this year’s Call of Duty, something which Sledgehammer had in right from the start. Schofield explained that there wasn’t always this objective to change up gameplay so drastically, but rather that it just happened. Sledgehammer enjoyed playing around with the Exo Skeleton, and so it stayed.

It changes up multiplayer in a big way, something which may alert diehard eSport players. Sledgehammer aren’t ignorant to this, which is why they’ve been tweaking the numbers, testing it out and repeating almost unhealthy. The result is a system that they think is balanced and fair, which won’t interfere with the highly competitive nature of Call of Duty multiplayer. I just wish it was a little more fluid.

You can check out the full interview below, and shout at me for my terrible camera setup skills as well. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launches on November 3rd, and I’m pretty excited for it.

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Last Updated: October 6, 2014

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff's a bastard.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Dat engrish :/

    • hairyknees


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Nothing… when I only want a small chips & no fish. ;P


      • ReaperOfSquirrels

        A little porraguese is normally more than some people can handle. 😛

      • Hammersteyn

        It burns.

  • CAE9872

    I am not a COD hater for sake of being one so I will say this – I am also very interested to see what Sledgehammer can do with single player. Multiplayer will probably be MP…it isn’t going to be a puzzle game all of a sudden obviously!

    • Hammersteyn

      Buying COD for the SP is like watching porn for the story

      • CAE9872

        Well you never know – they could inject something interesting. MP will be MP as I said; but single could be interesting. Miracles happen…

        • Hammersteyn

          It’s a miracle if the girl has money to pay for the pizza she ordered

          • CAE9872

            You watch WAY too much porn!

          • Hammersteyn

            There’s a thing as too much?

          • CAE9872


          • Rags


        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          “inject something interesting” hur hur hur!

          • CAE9872

            Rearrange the following:


      • Sk3tz0

        I disagree.. In Diana Jones and the Temple of Poon had a very deep storyline..

        • Hammersteyn

          *Googles title

  • Hammersteyn

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz oh crap Glen is still talking………zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • ReaperOfSquirrels

    OMW! An actual mic! Where was that for Germany and Sexpo?

    • Hammersteyn

      Geoff raided a SABC van.

    • I think it’s a prop, no way LG would do something so extreme as invest in a MIC! This is Gavin we are talking about!

      • Alessandro Barbosa

        He actually did though! It serves a double purpose – if we dislike an answer, we can just bop people on the head as well 😛

        • Sho, when you said double purpose I thought of that Sexpo thingy… 0_O

  • Ryanza

    How is Call of Duty going to change. By not changing at all. Copy and repeat. Call for the copy folder, your Duty is to repeat.

    Don’t Support Call of Duty.

  • Why is there porn music playing in the background?

    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      Still getting over Sexpo? XD

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Because 80’s porn music makes everything better.

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