Exoskeleton Suits are part of our future. Raytheon’s XOS2 suit is currently in testing and development and might be heading to the front lines one day. Hollywood has already picked up on the possibility with this summer’s blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise. Now it looks like Call of Duty fans will be equiping “The Iron Man” suit to fight off bad guys.

We’ll let Wikipedia explain what they are:

A powered exoskeleton, also known as powered armor, exoframe, or exosuit, is a mobile machine consisting primarily of an outer framework (akin to an insect’s exoskeleton) worn by a person, and a powered system of motors or hydraulics that delivers at least part of the energy for limb movement.

The main function of a powered exoskeleton is to assist the wearer by boosting their strength and endurance. They are commonly designed for military use, to help soldiers carry heavy loads both in and out of combat. In civilian areas, similar exoskeletons could be used to help firefighters and other rescue workers survive dangerous environments.[1] The medical field is another prime area for exoskeleton technology, where it can be used for enhanced precision during surgery,[citation needed] or as an assist to allow nurses to move heavy patients.[2]

Working prototypes of powered exoskeletons, including XOS[3] by Sarcos, and HULC[4] by Lockheed Martin (both meant for military use), have been constructed but have not yet been deployed in the field. Several companies have also created exosuits for medical use,[5] including the HAL 5 by Cyberdyne Inc.

Ekso Bionics is currently developing and manufacturing intelligently powered exoskeleton bionic devices that can be strapped on as wearable robots to enhance the strength, mobility, and endurance of soldiers and paraplegics.

Various problems remain to be solved, the most daunting being the creation of a compact power supply powerful enough to allow an exoskeleton to operate for extended periods without being plugged into external power.

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SOURCE: Time Magazine

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  • galaxygraber

    So basically, it’s a super powered version of a juggernaut suit?

    • richar03

      So basically, they’re gonna allow you to double jumps and run on walls. OH WAIT! that sounds pretty familiar *cough* Titanfall *cough*

      • noah

        more like warframe

      • Erik Salas

        Way to heavy to jump, much less run on walls.

      • kyr95

        There is no mention of double jumps and running on walls in this post

      • jordanxbrookes

        Titanfall and Call of Duty are 2 different First-Person Shooters, why can’t idiots like you f*ck off already?

      • some2example2

        the difference is, it won’t be as lame as titanfall.

      • Bigi345

        I seen documentaries about these, they increase speed and strengh. But, hell to heavy to double jumps and wall runs

  • Crusf

    Calling it now in multiplayer perks come from exoskeleton enhancements…

    • Psychomaggot105

      If they are in the game I don’t see this being standard. It’s probably a kill streak like the juggernaut suit.

      • CottrAL

        I think they will be in the Campaign but a killstreak/scorestreak in multiplayer.

    • Gusty

      this would be a great ideia

  • Siftblade of Rivia

    Lol looks like an OP juggernaut.

    • Jesper Mølby

      Remember the picture is from an upcoming movie “Edge of tomorrow”
      🙂

      • Siftblade of Rivia

        I know, I mean it looks (not as in aesthetics, but in features). I just hope they don’t go too crazy with it and merge into Titanfall or Crysis territory, where you can super jump or turn invisible.

  • Kenneh

    Is the dude in the background (left) of Gameinformers teaser pic wearing one? Looks like it to me

  • Sup3r Solider

    Hmm anyone thinking of crysis

  • Kenny Alexandre

    Omg THE TEASE IS REALL LOL

  • Crysis we are comming

  • Rorke File

    OP is coming

  • I just don’t want this to be like Titanfall. Please!!! I want Cod to stay Cod.

  • Wraith

    Extra exoskeletion decals and moar! Only 5$ a piece!

  • I don’t want Halo or Titanfall or Destiny or Battlefield…I want Call of Duty.

  • TheOnlyOneUndone

    Report on Xbox getting DLC first again? Or did I miss a blog post?