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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s gun audio sounds fierce

Thursday, 22nd May 2014 12:47 GMT By Dave Cook

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare audio director Don Veca has given a new video interview that includes various gun audio samples. Wear earphones for the Spas-12 Shotgun, seriously.

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Sledgehammer has confirmed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is getting a special E3 2014 reveal. I’ve written a blog about what absolutely needs to happen on that stage to really get people pumped.

Now, the audio chatter all went down in this GameInformer video interview, and you can hear the new sound effects at around the 2:45 mark.

Veca – whose previous work includes the original Dead Space – said, “Another really important thing, obviously, for Call of Duty are the weapons. Obviously, that’s the thing we have to bring to [the] next level. ‘We have three years, guys. We need to get it together.’”

On how the team looked to Call of Duty’s competitors as a way of advancing its audio, Veca went on, “It’s absolutely always in the back of [our head]. Matter of fact, one of our biggest things we’ve done, we’ve studied the hell out of movies to understand how they’re really getting that focused mix.

“But our competition, and probably the one you’re talking about – we have competition in this industry, absolutely, and we’re constantly monitoring everything they do, playing their games, trying to figure out what they’re doing that sounds great, and also saying, ‘Okay, well, that’s not so great. Let’s – don’t do that, and let’s keep doing what we do really well.’

“Let’s retain what’s useful, and then suck in as much as we can that’s really cool from not just one competitor, but multiple ones.”

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launches November 4.

Via MP1st.

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3 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    I watched GI video and they are far behind DICE’s Frostbite’s High Definition Audio Range technology that was used since Battlefield: Bad Company 2 it’s not even funny.

    Just because they don’t sound like a plastic guns anymore does not make it any better. environmental sounds in CoD games were so 90s and this will continue to these days.

    #1 4 months ago
  2. fengato

    Not hard to beat old COD gun sounds. So tinny!

    #2 4 months ago
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