Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is about more than just loud explosions, as we learn in the newest behind-the-scenes trailer from Sledgehammer and Activision. Painting a believable picture of the future isn't as easy as it looks, and the developers had to really consider more than just the aesthetics.
As Sledgehammer's video series continues, we come upon a rather important yet often overlooked aspect of game design: the sound. The developers are really aiming to create a futuristic environment that still feels grounded, so they started with something familiar, then tweaked it over time by adding more layers of audio until something works. Interestingly enough, this is pretty much the same method they utilized in Advanced Warfare's visual design.
Another rather cool point of interest is the variety in sfx. Every sound is different, created based on a number of factors like the type of projectile, force of impact, and target object. Seriously, have a look at the full video below.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be out November 4 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC.