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.
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.