Developing Future Vehicles for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Activision and Sledgehammer Games explained the development of future vehicles for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Here is what they had to say:

When we set out three years ago to create the future world of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, we made a commitment to deliver a game set in the year 2054 that players can relate to. We studied the history of the automobile, planes, military equipment and even the creation of roads, bridges and railroads. This was all part of an effort we made to better understand the progression of land and air vehicles overogression of instrument panels, and computers. Glen Schofield, Co-Founder and Studio Head of Sledgehammer Games, pushed our artists to constantly question their designs. “Designing future vehicles is harder than you would imagine. Big decisions have to be made first. Do they fly? Do they drive themselves? What are they made of? What type of fuel are r time, and found that it helped us predict where they’re headed to in the future. We even created timelines that showed the pthey using,” said Schofield. “Do we look out a windshield or is everything operated by camera and sensors? You have to look at the past few decades to see what has changed over time.”

Early on in the development process, our team created a design book composed of all the rules, shapes, proportions, and compounds, ensuring every artist in the building was pushing in the right direction. We created hundreds of drawings of trucks, buses, military vehicles, and construction vehicles – breaking them down further into interiors, exteriors, and instrument panels.


An early drawing of the Razorback VTOL from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

“The Razorback VTOL was extremely important to the game. It was also one of the first flying vehicles. We started with ‘How would it take off?’ and ‘How would it land?’” said Schofield. “We decided that it should be able to turn on a dime, added jet engines for speed, and made it versatile so it they could carry soldiers inside and heavy equipment on the outside. The team thought about doors for quick exfils, and mounting harnesses for quick access to the weapons.”

Take a look at the Official Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare “Induction” gameplay video below:

The new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is slated for release November 4 for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC

Related: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Future Tech Trailer

Source: Sledgehammer Community