Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Xbox 360/PS3 Made by Transformers Dev

High Moon Studios working on last-generation versions of this year's entry in Activision's blockbuster shooter series.

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Activision has enlisted Transformers and Deadpool developer High Moon Studios to make the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, it was revealed in the latest issue of MCV, available today. Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey told the trade publication that working exclusively on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions has allowed the studio to pursue its ideas to the fullest--never having to worry about whether or not these concepts would work on last-generation systems.

"In development, you often constrain ideas--whether it's design ideas or technology solutions--to the lowest common denominator," Condrey said. "If you develop for all platforms, often it is the weakest platform that can be the constraint. It is the inverse for us with Advanced Warfare, where we have been designing for the highest resources, the highest-powered console generation. It has allowed us the freedom to think bigger and to go after new technologies.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is not the first high-profile game to split development duties between console generations across multiple studios. The Xbox One and PC versions of multiplayer shooter Titanfall were developed at Respawn Entertainment, while Bluepoint Games worked on the Xbox 360 version.

That situation ended up working well for Titanfall, but it remains to be seen what differences exist between the Xbox 360/PS3 and Xbox One/PS4 versions of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The game launches--across all platforms--on November 4, 2014.

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Discussion

26 comments
favoriteape
favoriteape

It will be garbage if it's half as bad as ghosts. No dedicated servers and it will be hacked before it's even released. Just a new paint job on crappy coding. Then it will be non-stop DLCs, nerfing weapons, crashing and "no games found". I will wait to hear the player reviews before even considering a purchase. Look at the player reviews for ghosts on meta critic. Don't need a crystal ball to see what Activision is doing to the franchise. It's really quite sad.

Pelezinho777
Pelezinho777

You aren't worthy to tie CD Project RED's shoestrings.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

If you ask the best cook in the world to make you a bowl of cereal and milk it may sound as a great premise. But it is a still a lousy bowl of cereal and milk.

nishanth12
nishanth12

What? A team like High Moon Studios should work on their own AAA game. Now that's Activision in a nut shell.

blackothh
blackothh

why are we going backwards? If they want people to transfer over to the current gen, then they need to stop making old stuff!

jasongm
jasongm

I didn't know they were making ports of the next game for last gen, Thought Ghosts would be the last.

freedomzealot
freedomzealot

Yay another jingoistic game celebrating American imperialism now also featuring a celebration of the privatization of the US military.. Sure that will get some more high schoolers into the meat grinder.

Wow glorifying a straight wall street military posing as "liberators". Could this game be anymore fascist?

FirstFireShadow
FirstFireShadow

If anything this has already placed Advanced Warfare above Ghosts purely for that fact that XB1 and PS4 will at least be optimized properly 

origkillmachine
origkillmachine

That's what I like to hear. Similar to how Horizons is splitting it's dev. Seems like the right approach for cross-gen development.

Silentkiller10
Silentkiller10

@wizzzer_thy_133  The same bs that everyone keeps buying or the same bs that makes these developers millions? I don't blame 'em for working on one of the most successful titles ever created. They go where the money is. And trust me, bs or not, COD makes money. 

Epicsand
Epicsand

@wizzzer_thy_133 You haven't played it, and no information that has been released the game suggests it is "such bs" in any way other than your shallow opinion.

Epicsand
Epicsand

@Warlord_Irochi  From the disparity of what we know about the game, and not playing the game, we don't if it will be a "bowl of cereal and milk ".

blastergamerx
blastergamerx

@blackothh because there are still a lot of young boys which still have Xbox 360 and PS3 which have to wait for till they get Xbox One or PS4 gifted.

Fastphase1
Fastphase1

@freedomzealot So then what kind of villain is General Sheperd from Modern Warfare 2. MW as a whole was a critique of nationalisim gone too far. And the main heroes were British. 

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@freedomzealot If that energy you waste spamming this forum were used into a proper effort of changing the system you hate so much... But I guess a political rant from your computer is easier.

favoriteape
favoriteape

Your right. It will be an amazing, innovative game that's a real step forward for the franchise. They will have dedicated servers and finally work to keep hackers out of the game so they just finally give up due to the increased security and inforcement. Matches will be fair and balanced and be fun for the noob and skilled alike. Game crashes and errors will be almost unheard of due to the increadably skilled coders that they brought on board with little thought to expense. Instead they will be focused on player satisfaction and the profits derived from it rather than trying to nickle and dime the players with an onslaught of DLC's. The core COD fans will put down whatever games they have and come running back. With the vastly increased player base there will be plenty of matches to play for everyone.

To early to tell which scenario will come to pass. Taking bets.

Rooten
Rooten

@Epicsand man, it's COD, we don't need to play the game yet to know that it's going to be a bs game, we know what it's going to be, same bs as any COD after MW.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@blastergamerx I doubt those 180M last gen consoles are all in the hands of kids waiting the new machine to be gifted to them.

freedomzealot
freedomzealot

@Warlord_Irochi @freedomzealot 

Yes you are right, Im going to  go change the system now all by myself, jackarse

crazedged
crazedged

Wise, yet stupid at the same time.

Epicsand
Epicsand

@Rooten @Epicsand Being in the series does not change that you "need to play the game yet to know that it's going to be a bs game".