Call of Duty has proved itself keen to be a big player on the eSports scene, and this time around developer Sledgehammer brought in eSports players to help craft the multiplayer.
MCV spoke to Greg Reisdorf, lead multiplayer designer on Advanced Warfare. “We use the eSports community as a sounding board,” he said. “We have guys at the studio that have been on the eSports circuit, and they are constantly playing and telling us what the issues are.”
But their feedback was not always heeded. Reisdorf continued: “And we’re like: ‘Hey guys, that’s great feedback. But does it fit with the vision of the game?’ This is the first game that we have lead on. We want to bring something new, whilst not alienating the 30m people who play it religiously.”
Pat and Sam went hands-on with Advanced Warfare’s multiplayer at gamescom. Check out their impressions here.