Story for CoD: Advanced Warfare Took 2+ Years to Write

Last Updated: May 17, 2014

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is still making waves. Between the initial trailer and screenshots that showed a different setting than what the series is used to, and the statement that Sledgehammer Games approached it as if it were a new IP, many people think it has the potential to break away from the standard Call of Duty fare and really shine as something different.

The story has also caught some fans’ attention. Call of Duty is more known for its multiplayer than its single player campaigns, but could Advanced Warfare be the one to change that?

Creative Director Glen Schofield says it took them more than two and a half years just to write the story. That’s definitely longer than the stories for the previous games, as they only had 2-year development periods. Meanwhile, studio co-founder Michael Condrey said in an interview with GameInformer that he hopes the story will be as impactful as the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones. Yikes.

What do you think? Is Advanced Warfare going to stun us with its epic story? Or is there more hype than substance at work?