Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, said that his company made several big decisions to add Sledgehammer Games as a lead development studio to the franchise three years ago. He believed that Activision made the right choice, calling Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare a “fantastic game” with “even more of an adrenaline rush” than the previous releases:
Three years ago we made some big decisions to invest in a three-year development cycle and to enlist Sledgehammer Games to be the first new lead studio for Call of Duty in a decade. We believe that those decisions have paid off, resulting in a fantastic game, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which features a kickass story, an epic performance by Kevin Spacey, beautiful graphics and new core mechanics that make Advanced Warfare even more of an adrenaline rush than Call of Duty already was. And that’s saying something.
Glen Schofield, Co-Founder and Studio Head of Sledgehammer, chimed in by saying that calling Advanced Warfare simply a “passion project” is underestimating stating his studio’s effort. He thinks that his team was able to create an “unparalleled, packed-to-the-brim experience”:
Calling Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare a passion project is an understatement. The studio’s commitment to excellence has driven every decision made about the game, big and small, and has resulted in an unparalleled, packed-to-the-brim experience we’re extremely proud of.
Michael Condrey, the other Co-Founder and Studio Head, also mentioned that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the most ambitious project from the studio. They are happy to “usher in a new era” for the franchise:
This represents three years of the team’s dedication to the most ambitious project of our careers. We’re humbled by the chance to usher in a new era of Call of Duty for fans. From the rich, narrative-driven single player experience, to the transformational new movements and features of our multiplayer and co-op modes, we cannot wait to share the team’s labour of love with fans.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was developed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.