Activision and Sledgehammer Games have announced (like you never saw it coming) a few collector’s edition’s of their upcoming title – Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The first next-gen Call of Duty game that thisisxbox hope refreshes the franchise and becomes as popular as the Modern Warfare series.
Available from November 4th, you can grab an Atlas Limited Edition, Digital Pro Edition, and Atlas Pro Edition of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, priced at $79.99, $99.99, and $119.99, respectively.
Each version comes with the Atlas Digital Content Pack, which features two new weapons — the Bal-27 AE Assault Rifle and Atlas 45 AE Pistol — as well as a unique Atlas exoskeleton, helmet, player card, and five bonus supply drops that unlock new in-game gear. Players will also be able to upgrade their exoskeleton in the campaign early with new powers and abilities via an extra upgrade token.
The collector’s edition’s will also include Atlas Gorge; a bonus multiplayer map that reimagines Pipeline, a fan favorite map from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. So, the recycling of maps still continues, but it’s great to see old places revived all over again…isn’t it?
The Digital Pro Edition and Atlas Pro Edition will also come with the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass, which unlocks access to all four upcoming DLC multiplayer map packs.
The Atlas Edition’s feature a unique steelbook case, the game’s official soundtrack, and the Atlas: Advanced Soldier manual — a collection of original concept art and historical and tactical information.
The multiplayer reveal for this years Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is happening on August 11th 2014 10amPDT. ThisisXbox will be on our way to Gamescom in Germany to get a taste of some hands-on action. Look out for views in the coming » Continue Reading.
Three years of development went into crafting the world of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Sledgehammer Games Creative Director Bret Robbins discusses how research and technology come together to elevate the storytelling experience.
Check out the latest video above and be sure to pre-order from your favourite retailers in time for release on November 4th 2014.
E3 2014 opened with a positive start and an amazing new chapter from Sledgehammer Game’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, set for release later this year. The induction level looks very high tech and an even more modernised version of Modern Warfare 3!
Watch gameplay from the “Induction” campaign level, which follows a group of US Marines as they drop into the battle lines of Seoul, South Korea.
Power Changes Everything when the game is released on November 4th, 2014.
The Xbox E3 Media briefing kicked off at 5.30pm (after a pre-show) today with some of the most top titles and new announcements. If you watched the LIVE streams as it happened across many different devices and website’s – you too might have almost wet yourself with excitement!
The show opened with Phil Spencer on a smaller stage this year, with the purpose of showcasing the passion and creativity of gaming across the world to millions of viewers live from LA. Creators, publishers and gamers were thanked, “humbled and amazed” said Spencer when talking about how Xbox One gamers are shaping the future of Xbox, “we are better for it” – The entire briefing was dedicated to games to make Xbox One the best place to play games this generation.
The first look at Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was displayed, showing a war torn futuristic environment and truly spectacular visuals. The game is under development from Sledgehammer Games and will be released November 4th 2014. All DLC will reach Xbox gamers first (confirmed). First impressions seemed very positive and this could be the Call of Duty we’ve been waiting for, for a long time – something on the scale of the original Modern Warfare. Imaginative, action-packed and intense. Noticeably drones appear like Kryl in the Gears of War franchise, swarming in large dangerous bursts of evil.
Turn 10 came on stage to state that almost a million gamers a week are gaming on Forza games. Confirmation that Nürburgring track was to be made available today for FREE on Forza 5. It is a motorsports complex around the village of Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (google it for more info). The most important Top 10 Studio’s premiere was Horizon 2 with a full » Continue Reading.
Activision and Infinity Ward has today revealed that the third DLC Pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts will be launching on June 3rd for Xbox One and Xbox 360. Titled, Invasion, the latest DLC delivers four new multiplayer maps from unique locales around the world, each with hidden secrets and unique Field Orders. Invasion also includes Episode 3: Awakening, the next chapter in Extinction’s four-part episodic narrative taking players deep into an alien underworld to discover the truth behind the Cryptid attack.
Invasion’s four new small-to-medium-sized multiplayer maps feature the fast-paced gameplay Call of Duty fans crave, each one donning a distinct look, feel and unique killstreak. “Departed” is a medium-sized map set in a rural Mexican town during the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. The colorfully decorated streets, vendor carts and storefronts provide ample cover for run-and-gunners, and players that complete the map’s unique Field Order will unlock the Death Mariachi killstreak. Armed with dual-wielding pistols, the Death Mariachi settles scores, with each kill turning enemy players into another member of the band, and a temporary squad mate.
“Pharaoh” is the abandoned archeological site of an ancient Egyptian palace. Players will have to be on the lookout for collapsing monuments and urns full of flesh-eating scarabs, among other surprises in this multi-level map. Inside the palace, gamers will battle through multiple chambers ideal for close-quarters combat and short-range weapons, all under the watchful eye of Anubis, the half-jackal/half-human, protector of the dead, who will handsomely reward players who unlock this map’s Field Order.
Invasion’s third map, “Mutiny,” transports players to a remote Caribbean island harboring an eerie pirate hideout complete with abandoned trading posts and prison cells. Speed and stealth are a must as players navigate the narrow and » Continue Reading.
What do you get when you combine a state of the art 3D printer with an Assault Rifle? The next weapon to feature in the latest Call of Duty title set for release on November 4th 2014 – Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
As part of GameInformer’s exceptional coverage of the Advanced Warfare from Sledgehammer Games, it has been revealed that one of the futuristic weapons in the year 2054 timeframe (I’d be 74 by then) is a rifle that can print its own ammunition within the weapons chamber!
Other technology revealed includes a plasma rifle, a hoverbike, vertical takeoff aircraft, and an exo suit that will increase player speed, strength and jump height on the battlefield.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare could be the kick up the arse for the franchise it needs from new blood Sledgehammer Games. The past two titles from both Infinity Ward and Treyarch failed to meet the expectations despite strong sales with Black Ops 2 and Ghosts, but this years Advanced Warfare does appear promising based on more information revealed in the June edition of GameInformer.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare details in a bulleted list reveal the Pitbull, and one main protagonist for the first time in the history of Call of Duty!
In development at Sledgehammer Games for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. A separate studio to be named later is working on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. There’s no word on Wii U. The game runs on a new and unspecified game engine. The story opens with a catastrophic event that Sledgehammer Games cofounder Michael Condrey describes as “like a global 9/11.” There’s little more to go on, but major cities on multiple continents are affected by some kind of terrorism perpetrated by a terrorist organization called KVA. It is set in 2054. You play a character named Private Mitchell, who is voiced by prolific voice actor Troy Baker. You may know Baker for his recent roles in The Last of Us (Joel), BioShock Infinite (Booker), and Batman: Arkham Origins (The Joker). Mitchell only speaks during cutscenes; never during gameplay. Mitchell starts Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare as a Marine, who is squadmates with Will Irons, the son of Private Military Company Atlas Corporation CEO Jonathan Irons (played by Kevin Spacey). After their tour of duty is done, the elder Irons asks Mitchell if he wants to leave the Marines to join his father’s company. Mitchell says yes and is outfitted with an “EXO” » Continue Reading.
Whilst the news is hotting up over this years Call of Duty instalment – Advanced Warfare, there has been a major change to affect Call of Duty: Ghosts developers Infinity Ward and NeverSoft who joined forces to create Ghosts. It has been discovered that Activision are merging the two studios into one solid Infinity Ward, and the NeverSoft name will not be incorporated in anyway despite Infinity Never having quite a nice ring to it! It’s not happening, nor is Infinity Soft!
Here’s some snippets of an Activision Internal Memo as acquired by GiantBomb:
“As you know, Neversoft and Infinity Ward teamed up for the development of Call of Duty: Ghosts,” wrote Hirshberg. “And through that process, it became clear that the two studios have very complementary skill sets. Between these two excellent studios, it seemed like a single ‘super-studio’ could emerge.”
Relating to NeverSoft:
“The impact of their 20-year run of hard work and success cannot be overstated,” said Hirshberg. “As already mentioned, we are merging these two very talented teams and obviously had to choose a name for the combined studio. Since the Infinity Ward brand is indelibly tied to the Call of Duty franchise, it is the sensible choice. While it will be strange to not see the Neversoft logo on future games, the important things–which are the Neversoft team’s talent, creativity, professionalism and commitment to creative excellence–all remain unchanged as part of this new chapter.”
Dave Stohl, currently the executive VP of worldwide studios for Activision, has been assigned to lead this new studio whilst The current studio head, Steve Ackrich, will take on another leadership role. However, over at NeverSoft, both studio head Joel Jewett and studio director Scott Pease, will retire later this year having been part of the studio » Continue Reading.
Keeping in with the tradition of all downloadable content releasing first on the Xbox platform, Microsoft has confirmed via the Xbox Wire that new content for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be available first on Xbox.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was recently announced from Sledgehammer Games and jolts players forward in a groundbreaking experience that’s ripped-from-the-headlines-of-tomorrow, envisioning a future where both technology and tactics have evolved to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise. Set in the year 2054, a private military corporation (PMC) has emerged with the power to rescue humanity from a devastated world struggling to rebuild after a global attack on its military and infrastructure. You are the advanced soldier. Empowered with new, cutting-edge exoskeleton abilities, technological advancements and high-tech gear, players join the ranks of a highly-trained, specialized unit committed to restoring order in a state of advanced warfare.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is being developed specifically for next gen consoles and PC. This is the first iteration of publisher Activision’s expanded three-year development cycle allowing the debut lead title from Sledgehammer Games an added year of studio development. With the expanded production capabilities, Sledgehammer Games is able to create an astonishing new, next generation experience, featuring an array of technical advancements from the sights and sounds that create a near photorealistic world unlike any Call of Duty before, to new performance capture and facial animation technologies that deliver lifelike characters, to a rich and immersive story that brings the fiction to life.
Starting today, fans can begin pre-ordering their copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare at retail outlets worldwide. The title is scheduled for release on November 4