Friday, May 2, 2014

How 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Can Reverse The Series' Downward Sales Trend

Forbes - Like so many other big name games in an industry that can’t keep secrets anymore, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has stumbled into the spotlight. There were a few planned teasers released yesterday via a VICE videoviral audio recording and Game Informer screenshot, but the trickle soon turned into a flood as Destructoid published a whole slew of photos and a leaked trailer to boot.
Activision was forced to throw in the towel and release the official trailer late last night, and the plot of Sledgehammer’s first Call of Duty was revealed. The game will focus on a Private Military Company (PMC) that goes toe to toe with the federal government. The group is led by a Kevin Spacey mo-cap character who appears to be playing a sort of anti-Frank Underwood, determined to bring the system down rather than rise up within it.
The question isn’t whether or not Advanced Warfare will be a hit. Even a “low” selling Call of Duty game is miles above most of its competition. Rather, we need to see if Sledgehammer’s first game will be able to reverse the recent downward sales trend of the series.   Read More