Does Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Rip-Off Elysium?

Hardcore Gamer: Advanced Warfare looks to nudge the series in a new direction that seems (for the franchise) more abstract than we've witnessed before. When viewing the trailer and combing over the supplementary information released to us, however, we couldn't help but feel a "been there done that" pervading everything; we think we know why.

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ValKilmer1536d ago

I was thinking this the entire time I was watching the trailer. It's a blatant rip-off in several places. Just goes to show you that Activision truly doesn't have any originality left in them.

GarrusVakarian1536d ago (Edited 1536d ago )

1) Observe mainstream trends and interests

2) Blatantly rip those things off and include them in your game

3) Profit


Delsin_Rowe1536d ago

Sony should sue Activision, and for every copy they sale Sony earn royalty from it.

brich2331536d ago

Call of Duty - Elysium Warfare

Fireseed1536d ago


That is most likely the single most awful idea I have ever heard on this website...

If that were allowed to happen then Alien should sue Elysium for using an exoskleton suit... And then Alien can be sued by the Georges Méliès Foundation for using the concept of an Alien in a film... And on and on and on.

Art is iterative. Anything you think is original has some sort of inspiration behind it. Kill iteration and you kill art.

morganfell1536d ago

No it doesn't. If you look at current R&D trends, exoskeletons have been on the radar a long time for the military. You might as well ask if Elysium ripped off DOD and DARPA.

thorstein1536d ago

...and Elysium is a dead ripoff of Rodman Philbrick's Last Book in the Universe.

"With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world."

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porkChop1536d ago (Edited 1536d ago )

Elysium only came out a year ago. COD: AW has been in development for 2.5 years, since the release of MW3.

Elysium didn't invent these exoskeleton suits or the drones or any of that technology. It's all based on real technology that is currently being built for the future. No one is "ripping off" anything.


Activision switched to a 3 year development cycle for COD, remember? This game is the first COD to have that 3 year cycle. Sledgehammer started working on it when they finished helping IW with MW3.

-Foxtrot1536d ago (Edited 1536d ago )

Well first of all we don't really know how long it's been in development, I mean it is Activision maybe them exaggerating a tad and saying it's been in development longer makes it sound better overall. I wouldn't put it past them, they do need this game to do well. Hell I can't believe past COD games had a 2 year development cycle when they looked the same, seems like they either took their time making the games being all laid back.

Anyway when something is half way through development there's still a long way to go in terms of designs and other concepts so if they only saw the film last year it's not unlikely someone went to the design team or something and went "That film....yeah that one, we can use that in our game, great concepts right there"

It's like WatchDogs and Person of Interest, people say "Well WatchDogs was in development longer before POI came out" but the fact is they still could of been influenced the first time info started to come out about Person of Interest when it was in the early stages of development it's self.

ValKilmer1536d ago

There's no way in hell this game has been in development two and a half years.

its_JEFF1536d ago


All true. It's not ripping off when the idea of exoskeleton's used for military purposes have been around for awhile, it some form or another.

Activision says they've moved to a 3 year cycle. If you don't believe them, not directed at porkChop, then don't. All we know is that Activision is saying they've moved to a 3 team rotation giving each team 3 years. And from the trailer it looks like a new engine... or as they like to say "highly customized" version of source code.

Game seems interesting tho. Please wanted something new about COD, here you go.

pr0digyZA1536d ago

Elysium was in the making from 2009 btw.

Article isn't saying Elysium invented any technology, just that the timing and some of the scenes were reminiscent of each other.

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BX811536d ago

Or you can notice that they are using technology that is being tested.

theContortionist1536d ago (Edited 1536d ago )

Visually rips off elysium/edge of tomorrow,
gameplay wise rips off crysis(leaping/climbing verticality and cloaking fps and most likely armor of some sort)and throws in spiderman/mission impossible wall climbing

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curtis921536d ago

I dont know but we better analyze it to death because GOD KNOWS people have to have 100% justification of a truly unique story to enjoy a MULTIPLAYER SHOOTER. Seriously guys, just keep overanalyzing it to death. All the way up until midnight when we're all in line to buy the game.

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Roman3mPiRe861536d ago

I think they've ran out of creativity and are getting ideas from here and there like a lil bit from killzone, Elysium, and titanfall. Even ghosts took from battlefield in my eyes but I think they definitely should've gone with a WWI or WWII setting.

AceBlazer131536d ago (Edited 1536d ago )

Is anything really original in this day and age?

@ValKilmer Doubt it. Look at anything and you'll see blatant rips from other works. Some call it inspiration, some call it improving on the idea.

porkChop1536d ago

You mean the series that's been trying harder and harder to emulate COD singleplayer even more with each new release? Yeah, real original.

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