Microsoft has kicked off the E3 press-briefing by showcasing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
The game already had a reveal trailer last month, where it gave us glimpses of near-future combat, and Kevin Spacey reprising his role as Frank Underwood in a Call of Duty title. However, this is the first time we actually get to see what we should be expecting, from modular weaponry, to exoskeletons, drones and other high-end killing machines.
The trailer opens up with a near-future scenario, where a drop-pod full of elite soldiers is dropped into a South Korean city ravaged by war, probably due to its Northern neighbor. Obviously, the trailer is absolutely gorgeous, with impressive lighting, texture work, particle effects and animations. However, the more interesting part is the gameplay, the gun-play, the futuristic gadgets and possible scenarios.
So you got an exo-skeleton that allows you to jump or run really fast, you have drones and other futuristic machines playing for both sides, and you have guns that act differently according to each situation. This is not a gun with multiple types of ammo, but more like the swiss-knife of projectile weapons, the kind we’ve never seen in a Modern Military Shooter.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the latest title in Activision’s annual franchise, and it is slated for release on November 4 this year. If the game plays and looks the way the trailer presents it, this could be a genuinely interesting addition to the franchise.