With Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare just months away from release, it was only a matter of time before Sledgehammer Games revealed the multiplayer for their shooter. With the franchise now on a 3-year development cycle, Sledgehammer had a lot to prove. Yet with today's multiplayer gameplay trailer, they've shown some ambitious plans to both retain that Call of Duty pacing and feel, but otherwise advance how movement, customization and combat work in motion.
The Titanfall influence is real. The most dramatic way in which Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will change in terms of play-style is through environmental traversal. Sledgehammer's added a double jump jet pack feature, much like lost child Respawn's jumping. In addition to that, they've added a dash-strafe feature for quick dodges of potentially fatal attacks. There's no wall-jumping though, so Call of Duty will still remain a bit more grounded than Titanfall.
Also shown in the gameplay trailer are several new maps, weapons, game-types, and a startling amount of customization both in terms of character design and also skill usage. Kill-streak customization is about to get a little wild. Needless to say, there was much more revealed in detail than the gameplay trailer captures. Look forward to more details soon.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is planned for release on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Pick the game up starting November 4, or 24-hours early for pre-orderers.