E3 2014: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Xbox One Trailer Impressions

Microsoft has showcased the first gameplay footage of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on Xbox One.

At its press conference, Microsoft revealed the first gameplay demo of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The game was showcased on the Xbox One and depicted a strike team entering Seoul, South Korea, via a highly advanced dropship. The drop goes awry, and the team crashes into one of the city's many futuristic skyscrapers.

From here, the player character, named Mitchell, advanced through the building and down to street level. His assault rifle featured a holographic display which showed the remaining ammo count on the gun itself. We saw Mitchell use his exo-suit to perform high jumps onto wrecked cars and other vantage points, creating what looks like new gameplay opportunities for the series' typically on-rails combat.

Advancing through the ruined city, Mitchell crawled under a massive spider tank, after which he and his team were assaulted by a swarm of nanobots--hundreds of small robots that flew in formation so precisely that they resembled a giant black tentacle.

Grenades also appear to be upgraded with futuristic tech, having multiple detonation modes including frag, EMP, and a mode which homes in on an enemy once thrown. Mitchell's heads-up display highlighted enemy targets through walls, and we saw him pick up and use a shield drone to defend himself from incoming fire.

Most impressive was the detail present in the environment. Advanced Warfare certainly looks like a next-gen shooter, and the gameplay we saw hinted at interesting ways to employ the game's futuristic new abilities.

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Discussion

12 comments
AllForJMJ
AllForJMJ

This looks pretty cool. Might very easily pick this one up. I will say, though, that this seems a bit like COD: Halo/Titanfall Edition.

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

I was pleased with this trailer's return to CoD form until the part where the soldier's arm got caught. Among all the cool gadgets equipped by a futuristic US Marine, one is surely powerful enough to cut off or shoot off a trapped arm. That could have been a player choice, possibly over the NPC's protest. Then game can then branch into a bit of additional content where my friend gets a cybernetic prosthesis, cope with the trauma, or possibly bleed to death before a Corpsman arrives. Anything but this hackeyed "save yourself!"

Then the player character gets hit by a piece shrapnel, and I couldn't help break out laughing. Instant karma, or just bad luck, but comical either way. I wish game devs would take a lot more care when trying to inject emotion into war games. So many of them get it wrong.

Keitha313
Keitha313

Not that impressed, you'd expect more for next gen.

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

Game looks good. Looks like more has been put into it than the last couple CoDs. 

Csdabest89
Csdabest89

Im not going to lie. This game looks good. But its LOOKS like every other game EXCEPT for COD. Their is a time when a series just need to end. 

FirstFireShadow
FirstFireShadow

@Csdabest89 Honestly COD NEEDED a radical change, and when it finally happens people are rejecting it... What exactly DO gamers want from COD?

frankgrimes78
frankgrimes78

@FirstFireShadow Thank you for reading my mind(You better not work for the NSA,lol). Jeez man, Ghosts was a big change but you know what after some initial frustrations with the multiplayer(Part being I'm below average, so u know?) I like it now. Do I love it like when I first tried MP in Halo 3, COD 4, and MW2? No of course not. I'm 30 something just didn't get into MP as fast as everyone else. I keep an open mind about every game. I bet this game's MP will be pretty amazing as well as the campaign and whatever alternate mode ie. Zombies, Extinction they add.