Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Wouldn’t Work Without a New Engine, Says Sledgehammer

August 14, 2014Written by Alex Co


Impressed with what you’ve seen of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare so far? If so, it’s likely due to the game’s new engine that Sledgehammer Games is using to power this year’s version of the mega-shooter.

Speaking to PlayStation LifeStyle, we asked Sledgehamer Games’ Senior Development Director Judah Graham whether Advanced Warfare is using a brand new engine to run on now-gen platforms, or whether it was using a modified version of the shooter’s existing engine.

An Activison rep jumped in to confirm that Advanced Warfare is indeed using a brand new engine.

It is a new engine. The guys designed a new engine for this at the start of development.

It was also revealed that this brand new engine didn’t have a name. But even so, Graham mentioned that the studio wouldn’t be able to accomplish what they’re aiming for in Advanced Warfare if they weren’t using a new engine.

We wouldn’t be able to do what we are doing unless it was [a new engine]. To support what we wanted to do, with the three-lane map design…yeah.

Make sure to check out more of our Advanced Warfare coverage on the site. And if you’re the type that buys Call of Duty games for its multiplayer, go read up on what we thought of it during our recent hands-on.