Phil Spencer kicked off the Xbox E3 conference with SledgeHammer Games’ newest installment in the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Spencer called the work of SledgeHammer “inspirational… and a new era in the franchise”. The trailer looks fantastic, and takes full advantage of the newest console hardware. In the trailer, we see staples of Call of Duty, including epic set pieces, cinematic gameplay, along with some new features, like interactive environments, new grenades and weapon types, and a more vertical gameplay element (jumping on cars, using small jet packs, etc).
It looks as though the Call of Duty franchise is taking drastic steps to freshen up the gameplay in this newest iteration. Phil also confirmed that the Xbox One will get DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare first.