Sledgehammer Games have been given the keys to the castle with their upcoming release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. An important marker in the history of Call of Duty, for many, this is a redemption year for the series. 2013’s Call of Duty: Ghosts saw the lowest review scores of the series.
Not that Call of Duty is hurting for players. They’re still the best selling game on next-gen consoles, and regardless of review scores, Ghosts sold a bunch of games across all platforms it was released on. Sledgehammer is taking fan feedback seriously when it comes to Advanced Warfare to hopefully nail the right balance between what fans say they want, and the vision of the game they want to make.
Over on Reddit, Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey addressed Call of Duty fans. “Sledgehammer Games takes fan feedback very seriously. With 40m voices strong, there are always going to be competing view points within the fan community. We also have passionate visions of the game we want to deliver. Bottomline, we actively listen, even if we can’t always respond or agree. So thanks for being here, and for helping us make the game be the best it can. Every developer on this game has one goal – to create the highest quality experience of our careers. So one favor – keep it classy and constructive. As fans, we owe it to each other and the game.”
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was recently revealed here. The futuristic Call of Duty title is due out in early November for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.