Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video discusses plausible future tech

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's weaponry and tech looks a bit outrageous. But Sledgehammer Games does make the assurance that the game's tools are based on technology that we see today.

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Up to this point, the Call of Duty has been built with weapons and equipment that's often found in the real world. The franchise has prided itself on examining military weaponry and emulating it as much as possible, so the decision to go with outrageous futuristic weaponry is a bit curious. But a new behind-the-scenes video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare looks to assure players that this crazy future tech is indeed plausible and still rooted in a real world foundation.

"The future tech in the game is actually based on technology that we see today and we've taken it further," said Sledgehammer GM Glen Schofield in the latest behind-the-scenes video. "That's one of the things about Call of Duty. It's got to be relatable. It's got to be believable."

The tech on display includes fairly plausible items like the threat-detection grenade (which acts as a radar to reveal enemies in cover), the mobile barricade (an automatic shield that moves along with soldiers in cover), and directed energy weapons that add some additional firepower. Of course, the tone of the video drastically changes when discussing Exoskeletons. Its super jumps and Overdrive ability that slows down time are decidedly not so much realistic. But they sure do look cool.

For more on Advanced Warfare's weaponry, check out the video below and read through our E3 impressions.

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    June 24, 2014 11:10 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video discusses plausible future tech.

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's weaponry and tech looks a bit outrageous. But Sledgehammer Games does make the assurance that the game's tools are based on technology that we see today.

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      June 24, 2014 11:25 AM

      So they just made it Halo.

      I see them tweaking multiplayer in the last COD until it was fun, and then someone says, "How are we going justify these changes? Did the CIA have any super soldier programs? Aliens?"