With Great Power Comes Great Franchises
Long before the Atlas Corporation made its way to Pandora, shipping high-quality arms in the hopes of leaving their mark on the legendary vault, it seems as though they may have made exosuits and futuristic weaponry back on Earth. Now, clearly Borderlands and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare aren't related in the slightest, but it's what I like to think, at least. In any case, Sledgehammer have put out a new trailer for their game, set in the future, much like the previous two entries in the series, but in a much more far-flung version of it.
You see, "terrorists" (my emphasis) struck at the nuclear power plants across five continents (sorry Australians, or maybe Africans), crippling governments and military powers worldwide. Governments, I can understand, but unless somehow, the EU gets the grand idea to store all its modern military hardware in the silos, this doesn't make much sense off the bat. In any case, the Atlas Corporation, a PMC led by Kevin Spacey, rise up, arming governments and quelling rebellions and riots around the world.
But power makes a man go mad. There's no telling how this plays out right now, but Atlas Corp. doesn't seem to care much about the rules and precedence that Congress must go through, and acts regardless. A multiplayer trailer is coming in two weeks, and if some of the sneak peek footage is any indication, the mobility featured in the singleplayer is going to make its way over to the online shooting gallery as well, a la Titanfall. While I certainly like to rib the Call of Duty series for its mishaps, particularly with the mediocrity that Ghosts was, near-future shooters are hard to come by, and it's also Sledgehammer's first crack at the series on their own, too. In any case, we'll have more news about the multiplayer in a few weeks.