Glen Schofield wants to capture the same feeling that the original Modern Warfare evoked.
Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is looking to take the series into a new era but studio co-founder Glen Schofield wants to capture the same feeling that the first Modern Warfare – arguably the most critically acclaimed in the series – brought to the foray.
Speaking to OXM, Schofield said, “We looked back at the history of Call of Duty, and I don’t know if you remember when Modern Warfare came out, for those of us in the industry who weren’t at Activision at the time, it really blew us away. To us it really ushered in a new era of Call of Duty.
“It puts you in the shoes of a Tier 1 soldier, in the Middle East–it was realistic, the sound, the audio, the look of it was just unbelievable. We wanted to try and capture that same feeling in this game. [W]e’re really trying to usher in something pretty special here.
“The full three years gave us the time to develop the technology, to focus on the creative, to do the research, to really maximize the experience, and again to push this new generation, to get every last ounce of horsepower out of it, and not to be in any way constrained by tech or in terms of ideas, by the previous generation of hardware.”
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare releases on November 4th for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PC and Wii U. Will it truly capture the same magic as Call of Duty 4? We’ll find out in the coming months.