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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare looks to differentiate itself from Black Ops 2

by William Schwartz

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 took players to a futuristic setting for the first time back in 2012. The game introduced a number of concepts and weapons that seemed to resonate with the Call of Duty fanbase. While the upcoming release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will once again take players into the future, it won’t be more of the same, according to Sledgehammer Games.

Advanced Warfare will be very different from Black Ops 2, says Sledgehammer

In a recent interview, Sledgehammer Studios co-founders Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey spoke about the differences between Black Ops 2 and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

“We do talk with Mark Lamia (Treyarch) and his designers and artists as much as possible, and that’s so we don’t duplicate things,” Schofield told Game Informer. But I think we realized, after the first six months or so when we had this huge amount of information, and we had sort of a vision, that if we just kind of follow that and we use Sledgehammer’s style, that we’ll be different. It’s almost like two artists create a landscape, and one’s gonna be so much different than the other,” says Schofield. “There’s enough differences between the two, that they both can exist.”

“With all respect for what I thought was a great game from those guys, it’s not the same universe, it’s not the same timeframe, it’s not the same technology. We’ve gone in the direction with the advanced soldier and the exo, that it’s unique to us in a pretty innovative way. For those that played Black Ops 2, like I did, loved it. But, Advanced Warfare, it’s very different,” according to Michael Condrey.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is due to arrive in November this year.

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