Given the game’s futuristic setting, it’s only natural that Advanced Warfare’s 2054 timeline gets compared to Black Ops 2 and its 2025 era. Sledgehammer co-founder Glen Schofield shared his views about this comparison in an interview with GameInformer.
According to Schofield, while Sledgehammer did work close with Treyarch for a while, the main purpose was that to make sure nothing gets duplicated in the upcoming title.
The developers wanted to present a new and fresh approach to the world of future, something which makes sure the title can be identified as a Sledgehamer product rather than Treyarch.
Talking about the reason why Call of Duty titles are so popular, Schofield and his other co-founder Michael Condrey were of the view that it was because the games were set in a believable and realistic setting.
While advanced warfare may feature a lot of futuristic tech, it’s not something unusual since the military is already doing research on stuff such as hover bikes, or guns with 3D printers to create their own ammunition.
Upon the topic of ending of the game, Schofield was of the view that they want to end the game in such a way so that the whole premise set by the title doesn’t get ruined and leaves room for a potential sequel.
This, however, does not mean that they are already thinking about a sequel in the same science fiction universe (although given the track record of Call of Duty franchise, no one would be surprised if it does happen).
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is an upcoming title in the franchise, being primarily developed by Sledgehammer Games and is set to release on November 4th 2014 for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and Wii U.