We have more details on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s story, and some gameplay elements, fresh off of E3.
Let’s get to the story 1st. It goes through ten years in the career of a Marine named Jack Mitchell, from his initial tours of duty moving onwards. Kevin Spacey also takes a prominent role as Jonathan Irons, a weapons dealer who you see, in the course of your career, go past the money of being a war profiteer, and puts himself in a position of power, influencing US policy. They also revealed a mysterious female character, who will have a strong presence in the game.
Regarding making gameplay, story, and real-life inspiration tech coming together, Sledgehammer believes they were able to strike a balance so that the game is a lot of fun, but is still grounded enough in reality to be believable.
The exo is the heart and soul of your COD: Advanced Warfare soldier. Through the suit, you get enhanced strength and speed, better mobility all around, a dodge move, and even a boost jump.
The game has a special upgrade system tied to your exo suit. The points you earn within gameplay allow you to upgrade the exo in between levels. There is so much stuff to upgrade that you will need to play multiple times to get everything. However, the intent here was to give players enough leeway to play the game once through in whatever style they like.
Regarding movement, everything that was in previous COD games is here, but enhanced to a ridiculous level. For example, the slide mechanic goes farther, the jump (of course a boost jump) goes much higher.
Dashing is an amazingly powerful move, allowing you to avoid an attack at any single time, in any direction. This seems to be comparable to the dash possible using the Titanfall Strider.
The dash is possible in midair, but has a time limit; you can only execute it once every 3 to 5 seconds.
One of our sources saw the game tutorial in action, and it seemed to have played out in a multiplayer map, in comparison to a controlled linear single player area. It was rectangular, with many paths, and the tutorial AI, a soldier who leads you around, seemed to be genuinely winging it rather than going through a predetermined path.
Of course, this implies an amazing scope for COD: Advanced Warfare, but before you get too excited, I caution that you should wait to hear and read more impressions before deciding for yourself. As it sounds now, however, this COD is going to be a very different experience from previous games.
COD: Advanced Warfare is coming to Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U on November 4.