CoD Fans Wanted Innovation, So Here Comes The Exosuit
Perhaps the most talked-about new feature in the upcoming Call of Duty is the exosuit, a futuristic piece of equipment that grants superhuman skills.
It's obviously a departure for the series, even though it seems Advanced Warfare has taken a page from Crytek's book. After all, the nanosuit in the Crysis games wasn't much different.
This is the kind of change fans demanded. Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey tells GameSpot that the exosuit was indeed a response to gamers asking for some freshness and innovation:
"We had heard loud and clear from fans that they wanted change, they wanted innovation; that we needed to bring something new to Call of Duty. And change is scary sometimes, right? I can't say everybody thought it was the right idea on day one, but I'm pretty sure most people think it's the right idea today."
Condrey calls the latest CoD installment a "huge evolution" over past entries, and he reminds everyone that development actually began way back in 2011. They were thinking of an exosuit before it became more of a mainstream item:
"Three years ago, the exo wasn't in the mind's eye of the public like it is today. You think about it now; it's films like Elysium and Edge of Tomorrow and Oblivion; and you see it all over the news of the military adopting it and healthcare. So everyone's talking about the exo. But three years ago, it was a big step."
Well, it should indeed help. This franchise really suffered a blow with last year's Ghsots and it's in need of a pick-me-up. Is the exosuit just the tonic Call of Duty requires to remain the FPS kingpin?
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
8/21/2014 10:06:55 PM Ben Dutka