Call of Duty 2014 has hoverbikes, directed-energy weapons, and player exoskeletons

Loads of new details about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare emerge today thanks to Amazon product page.

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An Amazon UK product page for the recently revealed Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare reveals the game's box art and tons of new details about the latest entry in the shooter series. The game is in development at Modern Warfare 3 co-developer Sledgehammer Games.

Amazon says Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. There's no mention of Wii U.

Below is a roundup of details about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, pulled from the Amazon product page. Of note, we're still waiting on Activision to confirm full details about the game, like specific platform availability. The game launches November 4.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare:

Story:

  • Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey plays Jonathan Irons. He is one of the "most powerful men in the world," and president of the world's largest Private Military Corporation -- Atlas Corporation.
  • Takes place in a "plausible future" where technological progress and military practices have "converged with powerful consequences."
  • Private Military Corporations have become dominant armed forces.

New player attributes:

  • Players have exoskeletons that "evolve every aspect of a soldier's battle readiness."
  • Players will have "enhanced player movement and verticality" skills like boost jumps and grappling, as well as cloaking abilities and biomechanics.
  • This new exoskeleton system "fundamentally" changes the way you'll play Call of Duty across all game modes, Activision says.

Weapons:

  • Advanced Warfare will offer a "hi-tech, advanced arsenal and ability set."
  • There will be new equipment, technology, perks, and vehicles like hoverbikes and drones.
  • You can choose between standard ammunition and a new class of "directed-energy weaponry" that is said to enable new gameplay dynamics.
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Discussion

305 comments
Raven-002
Raven-002

I have a list of games to buy and play. If it's not fresh and invigorating, I don't think I can play it much.


I think these studios need to start up new projects. Sure it is a risk, but they can create epic stuff if they step outside their box. It will not happen if they keep getting millions every year though.

tacohashi
tacohashi

Everyone complains that CoD never changes, and when it does, we get "Call of Crysis", "Call of Titanfall", and "Call of Halo" comments.  When it's modern CoD, it's recycled, when it changes, it's somehow ripping off another series.  Regardless of whether or not you like CoD, the fact remains that every shooter nowadays takes some things from CoD's style.  Accusing a series of stealing ideas when it is arguably one of the most robbed shooters in existence is really ridiculous.


Anyway, there's hardly enough information to go on to say whether this will be a good thing.  CoD campaigns have been weak lately, and even though they're full of crazy set pieces, it's also the same formula that created CoD 4's amazing campaign.  A new studio trying to establish themselves is worthy of some anticipation if nothing else.  There's some potential issues with map design in MP if we'll have invisible flying people, but it could be balanced with limitations or flat-out removals.

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

Yea very photorealistic, Kevin Spacey looks exactly like that in movies

tinmann840
tinmann840

Okay, you got my attention with directed-energy weaponry but I'm still not preordering. I still have concerns that they won't fix what's fundamentally wrong with the previous  COD's.

mrjarrettcole
mrjarrettcole

that shit gonna be wack, Kevin Spacey really lol

linkinbrother
linkinbrother

Hope fully this cod will require  less pc Requirements than ghosts ..coz it can be played on 1080p on xbox one and ghosts was playable only at 720p

nazart81
nazart81

News flash!!! The new call of shit has crap gun's

bubba_1988
bubba_1988

Funny seeing this today as a couple days ago after finishing season 2 of house of cards I read online that Kevin Spacey was quoted as saying he would be more selective in choosing what projects he will be working on. Now I see this? They must of payed him a but load. In any case I hope it will be an easter egg in season 3 of HC, as his character loves playing vids, particularly shooters.

gplayer5
gplayer5

umm, no thanks. I'm done with call of duty. The community is really bad... =/

deadpen
deadpen

Titan duty: in the field of battle/war on halos.

MegamanX97
MegamanX97

I like the way this sounds, but I feel like I am already playing this game, only under another title....

I am a sucker for buying these games every year. I do enjoy them. Here is hoping for something fresh!

sp1r1t
sp1r1t

In before Battlefield 5: Call of Titan

SerOlmy
SerOlmy

Sounds like they are ripping off TitanFall, but better. Which is fine since TitanFall was a horrible disappointment.

RezaDimond
RezaDimond

" plausible future " hmm ...? how about not acting like Ninjas and enjoy shooting other dudes huh ?

sohail5566
sohail5566

let me guess we need 6gb of ram for playing this game 

wookiegr
wookiegr

So it is next years COD that takes place in WWI? Because they were just taking about that one before this one was announced.

spenta
spenta

"Call of Duty 2014 has hoverbikes, directed-energy weapons, and player exoskeletons"


Shark = jumped.

zrex2metagor
zrex2metagor

THIS IS FREAKING AWESOME O.O dun give a fuck who says what, I'm all in for this......havnt touched a call of duty game in ages but verticality and hover bikes xD this is gonna be fun!

quaker04
quaker04

Call of Fall: Advanced Duty.

IJONOI
IJONOI

Well theyve officially killed it.you cant play a game tactically if there's THAT many variables, i think its the reason the likes of Crysis 3 multiplayer failed. Too many unknowns make it total carnage,

lomar07
lomar07

Does it has flying saucers too?

CWhidmore
CWhidmore

Glad to see Xbox will finally be getting to experience Killzone. Can't wait to get to see what this game looks like on a true next gen console.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

In. Ter. Es. Ting. With all of these futuristic gadgets and weapons, it sounds like Activision are trying to create a response to all those games that have included some of these advanced technologies (Ghost Recon, Crysis, Titanfall) even though none of those games have really presented a threat to CoD's sales figures.

But what's with all the quotation marks? I wasn't sure if I was meant to be reading them sarcastically, especially "fundamentally".

Kevin Spacey though? That's got me tempted.

nurnberg
nurnberg

Looks fun.  I am getting it for sure.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

With all the technological and narrative advancements, it will still contain shotgun toting, quick scoping camping 'tards'....

Too-DementeD
Too-DementeD

Thought those World War 1/Fantasy rumors sounded intriguing, but now they've announced it to be futuristic, I've lost interest.
Futuristic shooters have been done in the dozens so I don't think this one will have anything new to offer.

poksmote
poksmote

make a game where you take away full auto guns and precision is the focus ill be all over that

dmoniqe
dmoniqe

it's Titanfall but the Titans will be part of a DLC you have to pay for that way Activision can nickel and dime ya all the way to the bank and legally say it's not Titanfall because they have an offline campaign. Serously; cloaking, jump boosts, exoskeletons, probably Titans or "Mechs" as a DLC so they don't get sued. In the end...CRAP! At least Titanfall was original for a minute. Activison's gotta try to steal an idea and call it its own. I give up on COD franchise...

Blazen702
Blazen702

I disagree. Titanfall is the best multiplayer game since halo 2 and 3

SerOlmy
SerOlmy

That was a fake rumor started by reddit trolls. Keep up.

wookiegr
wookiegr

@spenta  But it's a laser guided mechanized shark, that's still pretty cool to watch.

zrex2metagor
zrex2metagor

@lomar07 I want flying saucers in call of duty ._. it would give the game something....new? xD

Blazen702
Blazen702

Killzone is horrible. Sorry to burst your bubble but most cross platform games look better on Xbox One and Ryse and Forza look better then anything you can find on the Crapstation 4. Get your head out of Sonys ass

vibroknife
vibroknife

@PlatinumPaladin  It's quotations because it's in their words. 

vibroknife
vibroknife

@Too-DementeD  Name 10 games that are really futuristic in the past 5 years that have been made... Besides the dumb ones that lie about their futuristic weapons. If you cannot then they are not a dime a dozen. 10 years ago Modern Military games were a dime a dozen. I'm glad we strayed away from that. It's fine And this one is actually taking itself seriously.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

@Too-DementeD

I really enjoy Titanfall and loved GR:Future soldier, but would have really liked a fresh and well made WW2 shooter.

Jkouw
Jkouw

@dmoniqe  all the stuff you listed has been in many games before Titanfall.If you want to play the comparison game don't forget Battlefield: 2142, Halo, Crysis, Ghost Recon, Blacklight: Retribution, Section 8, Hawken, Killzone, Tribes: Ascend and even some of the previous Call of Duty Games, just to name a few.

IJONOI
IJONOI

@thenephariouson @IJONOI their is a big tactical element, you try getting a 2.0+ KD running round like a mindless idiot, itchy trigger finger or not, youre going to fail.

problem is 90% of people are mindless idiots.

its the guys you see finishing at the top every game who know what theyre doing

DARREN636
DARREN636

They certainly do, but only in rare 1vs 1 moments.

They can be fun

CWhidmore
CWhidmore

@Blazen702  LMFAO Great impression of a retarded Micro$oft sheep! They always say dumb stuff like that! What other impressions can you do?

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@vibroknife @Too-DementeD I can name a few, Halo Reach, Halo 4, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, Killzone ShadowFall,  Fuse, Cysis 2 &3.  GOW3, GOW Judgment and Titanfall . There is your 10.

DARREN636
DARREN636

Dozen is like... Totally 12. Or whatever