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PS4's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Changes Everything on 4th November

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Even the world’s best armies have to make contingency plans, so it’s good to see that Activision was prepared to react to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s leak overnight. Despite the publisher originally planning to fire off the first trailer for the Sledgehammer Games developed sequel on Sunday, the footage has arrived a few days early – but it still looks great.

As anticipated, the title is set in the future, where “technology and tactics have evolved to usher in a new era for the franchise”. In addition to a particularly strong Kevin Spacey monologue, the footage also offers a sizeable glimpse at some of the new tools that you’ll be able to employ, including a portable shield, hover bikes, and some Spider-Man-esque climbing gloves.

More importantly, it demonstrates a real step forward visually for the franchise, which has started to look dated of late. The character models in particular appear to be vastly improved, but there are also hints at some seriously bombastic set-pieces, including a collapsing bridge. The only disappointment is that the footage is taken from the Xbox One, meaning that Microsoft has likely renewed its co-marketing partnership.

Still, with the game being built for next-gen systems first and foremost, you can rest assured that this is going to really take advantage of the added grunt of the PlayStation 4. Don’t worry if you haven’t upgraded just yet, though, as rumours suggest that Transformers: Fall of Cybertron developer High Moon Studios is handling the PlayStation 3 version.

The game’s due out on 4th November, which is a typical slot for the mega franchise. What did you think of the trailer? Is your trigger finger itching to try out some future tech? Aim down the sights in the comments section below.

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imtom2002

#4

imtom2002 said:

Looks promising. I know its all about the multiplayer with COD but heres hoping they can actually make an interesting single player campaign longer than 4-5 hours.

Gamer83

#5

Gamer83 said:

Not super hyped but good trailer none the less. Interested to learn more at E3.

MatGrowcottStaff

#6

MatGrowcott said:

@imtom2002 Do you play on veteran? Always stretches it to about 8 or 9 hours for me and it's not been grenade-party cheap in a long time.

bbq_boy

#7

bbq_boy said:

Looks awesome. Wonder if this is the gen where actors will finally bring in great acting and story telling on a constant basis.

Bad-MuthaAdebis

#9

Bad-MuthaAdebis said:

Meh. What's the benefit of a hover bike on a city road? Stupid. I'll wait for the next incarnation before deciding if I wanna play this.

Scollurio

#12

Scollurio said:

Hmm I'm not excited really. Battlefield was more and more of a letdown and I stopped playing COD after "World at War" - I'm enjoying my Killzone so far and I'll keep "a half closed eye" on this one.

irken004

#14

irken004 said:

It's obviously got some similarities to crysis now, but this looks much better than the last couple of games. I'm interested now, haven't played a CoD since MW3 :o

McSterls

#16

McSterls said:

Looks great, worst part is them making Kevin Spacey looking just like Kevin Spacey - I think that's going to be distracting.

All footage from XBox One? So that means 30FPS, right?

Carl-G

#18

Carl-G said:

Looks like Activision are still going to promote their Next-Gen CoD games with the Xbox brand which is a shame :-/ Oh well. If they are going to make me wait for any future CoD DLC then as with last Gen i won't be buying any CoD games at retail(i will just get 1 or 2 off eBay 2nd hand...i am soooo bitter sometimes) :D

Mrskinner

#23

Mrskinner said:

Does nothing for me to be honest, last one I enjoyed was mw2. Stopped after black ops. Single player is never good enough and the kids online just annoy. Kevin spacey looks good though.

CanisWolfred

#24

CanisWolfred said:

Looks like another Michael Bay movie....the best Michael Bay movie he never made. I'll take it.

ruckus757

#27

ruckus757 said:

i forgot wen i saw this but it was like a month back when i saw an article that said that its going to be produced like titanfall where as the next gen version (X1/PS4/PC) comes out november 4th but the last gen(360/PS3) comes out 2 months later...

Demi_God

#28

Demi_God said:

I hope the player count is at least 9vs9 or something like that, at the very least.

drumsandperc92

#29

drumsandperc92 said:

looks a lot more like a semi sci-fi shooter now. reminds me of Killzone and crisis more than CoD to be honest. Not necessarily a bad thing, but definitely very different.
Am I the only one who'd be interested in a new, more traditional, old school WWII CoD?
They might have trouble creating more elaborate bombastic sequences, but that wouldn't bother me at all.

imtom2002

#30

imtom2002 said:

@MatGrowcott yea I played veteran after a normal play through and with the intel and stuff it did extend the playtime they just always seem abit short dont they. I've just completed killzone shadow fall on hard mode that was a challenge!

MatGrowcottStaff

#32

MatGrowcott said:

@imtom2002 Agreed! There were parts of Killzone that just wanted you to struggle. Which was funny, because that wasn't especially long either, but I reckon it felt longer because it was a slower game. No explosions every two minutes.

ReigningSemtex

#33

ReigningSemtex said:

Don't look too bad and I didn't bother with the last couple of games because the gameplay just became stale and some of the annoying morons online

imtom2002

#34

imtom2002 said:

@MatGrowcott The bit in chapter 9 I think where you have to hack to doors vefore fighting a boss was a nightmare and made me want to not play for a while.

Gamer83

#35

Gamer83 said:

@Carl-G

Xbox gets CoD, PlayStation gets Destiny. Fair tradeoff I think. The latter seems more interesting to me anyway, though I don't like that you have to be constantly connected to play single player. Still looks cool though.

JaxonH

#36

JaxonH said:

@Gamer83

Ya'll act as if both of those games aren't coming to both systems. Both Xbox and Playstation are getting Call of Duty and Destiny. I never understood the game/platform associations. If the game is coming to the platform, then that's all that matters. At least that's the way I see it anyways.

I guess in a world of multiplats, brand association and timed DLC is the closest thing to an exclusive people will get. All meaningless in my eyes, though. Gimme the main dish, that's all I care about.

On a side note, I agree with you about Destiny. I've been debating in my mind lately whether or not I should buy that game. I'd need to pick up a PS Plus subscription to play it, and therein lies the rub. It goes against everything I believe in, but the game DOES look really good. Still, that's a cool hundo just to play one game (game + PS Plus). Not sure if I can justify that... not to mention, in a couple years if I ever wanted to pick it up and play it again, I'd have to buy ANOTHER PS Plus subscription. I hate these underhanded tactics being used to corner us into PS Plus and subscription models in general.

JaxonH

#37

JaxonH said:

I gotta say, Call of Duty has come a LONG WAY from its origins. This game doesn't even REMOTELY resemble the older entries. For all the attacks on the franchise saying it doesn't change, I really would beg to differ. It's an annual franchise, so we don't notice the changes as the game sees a new release every November. But if you take a step back and look at the bigger picture, Call of Duty has come a long way. It really has. And I must admit, I like what I see.

Gamer83

#38

Gamer83 said:

@JaxonH

I don't disagree with you just calling it the way I see it. People seem to associate CoD with Xbox just like MGS is associated with PlayStation eventhough it's on Xbox now and Kojima has also said he wants to bring it to PC.

As for Destiny. I'm not a fan of the underhanded tactics either, and I'm generally not a fan of these 'MMO' type of games which is kind of the direction Bungie seems to be going with it. But, I like Bungie's games, I have friends who will probably play it and I don't plan on letting my PS Plus subscription lapse so I'm set for it. The problem will be when they eventually decide to cut the servers, then the game will be useless and that's what has me going back and forth on whether to spend the $60. There is really nothing else this fall worth a sh*t though, especially if Batman: Arkham Knight is pushed back.

Shellybird27

#39

Shellybird27 said:

@JaxonH I know we talked about this before, but you should just get plus, it's not just games you get, a lot of other neat things as well. If that doesn't interest you, then you should get it to support Sony. They deserve it, especially now.

Ali247

#41

Ali247 said:

I honestly don't like cod futuristic games because it's not like the classic cods like mw2, Mw3 etc. but this trailer makes it look fantastic and I'm hyped up for the release

JaxonH

#42

JaxonH said:

@Shellybird27

I like Sony and do support them, but buying a product I have no desire to purchase, just to show support, is where I draw the line. Won't do it for Nintendo either.

Having said that, I have considered buying Plus. I know you get discounts on purchases sometimes, and I figured that might be good enough to justify it. If I'm buying a few indie games anyways and can save $10 each through Plus discounts, well what the hey. Knocks the cost down to basically half. Problem is, I haven't found any games I want on sale yet. I bought Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross a week ago when I splurged on PSone games, and sure enough the DAY after I bought them both of them went on sale, and even lower with Plus. See, that might've been the excuse I needed, but sure enough I miss it by a day.

I know it's just $50. And I pre order at least 4-5 game a month not to mention digital games for four consoles, so it's really a drop in the bucket for me- I just hate the notion of never ending fees. I hate the notion that if I buy Destiny, the only way I'll ever be able to play it is if I have an active subscription. If I wanna play it again in a year or two, gotta buy another subscription. That's what's been holding me back from Final Fantasy 14. Great looking game, but with it requiring a monthly subscription I can't really pick up and play whenever I want. Unless I want to pay a fee every time I feel like playing, know what I mean?

Idk. If I do end up subscribing, it'll either be from my brother gifting me a year of Plus every Christmas, or by finding Plus discounts for a few games I wanted anyways. Maybe after they bring more indies to PS4 and Vita I'll see more opportunities to save with a purchase using Plus.

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