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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Developer: Game Was ?Built from Scratch?

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California-based Developer Sledgehammer Games has been working on the 11th installment of the Call of Duty franchise for the past 3 years. Their latest title, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, is definitely one of the most highly anticipated games of 2014.

In an interview conducted by Venture Beat with Sledgehammer cofounders Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield, the two reveals how the development of the game came through and what gamers could expect in their latest title.

The development of Advanced Warfare has been in development for the past three years with more than 200 people working on the project. And with a big budget provided by publishing giant Activision, one could certainly expect the best out of the game.

?With three years and a new engine and a new generation of hardware and a new brand, you?ll see this is not the same old Call of Duty,? said Michael Condrey. ?We had the people, the resources, and the time. This has the scale and the scope of the equivalent of four Hollywood movies in it. It has hundreds of hours of multiplayer gameplay. It has full cooperative mode. It takes an army of industry vets to create this kind of content.?

Wow. It seems that the scope of the game will be really massive. And similar to previous COD titles, it looks that it will be focusing more on the multiplayer aspect.

Yet despite the success of its predecessors, Schofield explains that they have to build the game out of scratch. He mentions that the new game is not the original plan. Initially, they planned to create just ?another? COD title, but eventually things have taken a U-turn after splitting up with their then co-developing studio Infinity Ward.

?This game had to be done from scratch,? he said in the interview.??This is really a brand new franchise within Call of Duty. It?s a new intellectual property.?

When asked about the difficulty of the game, Schofield said ?We think we made a game for everybody. So many people will play one game a year, and it?s this game.?

Actor Kevin Spacey will be part of COD: AW

Actor Kevin Spacey will be part of COD: AW

?Part of the experience is about mastering the game. For some, this is their first Call of Duty. It has to be a great introduction to the experience,?and something challenging for the experts,? he continued.

Well, it seems that Call of Duty fans will have their hands itching to get a copy of the game when it comes out later this year. After all, that?s all what we?ve come to expect from an AAA title such as Call of Duty.

For the full interview, look here.

Call of Duty: Advanced warfare is scheduled for release November 4, 2014 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

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