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Battlefield could "dethrone" Call of Duty during next gen switch-over - analysts

As we reported last November, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 isn't quite the record-breaking success its predecessors were. You'd have to be a raving idiot to conclude that the franchise is on the rocks - it's still far and away the industry's best-selling shooter, and that modest sales slippage could be attributed to slowing sales across the board - but analysts agree that Activision must work harder to retain pre-eminence in the face of stiff competition from the likes of EA's Battlefield.

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dirigiblebill1253d ago (Edited 1253d ago )

If it wants to beat COD, it needs to stop trying to be COD. Bring back Bad Company! Bring back senses of humour about stuff!

Bladesfist1253d ago

It tried to be cod? I do love the characters from bad company though.

dirigiblebill1253d ago

Perhaps it's just me, but BF3's tone and emphasis on scripting and close-quarters gunnery feels a lot closer to Call of Duty than previous games.

DarthJay1253d ago

I am the biggest Battlefield fanboy out there, and in the single player, they absolutely tried to be COD. In their defense, they had never tried to do a single player campaign before, but it is what it is.

The OP's point remains true: the Bad Company part of the franchise was at least unique in that there was humor involved and the premise that you were a crew of screwballs was a different vibe than the super serious plot twisting story Battlefield 3 had.

I liked the campaign in Battlefield 3, but I definitely walked away thinking "man, they tried to be COD a little bit here."

ANIALATOR1361253d ago

as much as I hate COD at times I much prefer Price and Roach etc over the Battlefield characters. They just arent my cup of tea

Crazyglues1253d ago (Edited 1253d ago )

Actually I love Bad Company 2 but, I also loved BF3 -What I think they should do is bring back both - If COD can do Modern Warfare & Black Ops...

Why can't we get BF4 and Bad Company - That way you would have a Battlefield every year... Build DICE up into two Teams..

-And in the end fans win and DICE & EA win, I would have bought a Bad Company 3 if that would have came out in-between waiting for BF4... I love the style and the feel that was in Bad Company - Would love to see the series come back. -But I don't want to lose BF4 to do it...

We need both... I'm surprise EA has not made this happen.

While Medal of Honor is not that bad a game it's no Bad Company, and Danger Close is no-where near as good as DICE...

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sway_z1253d ago (Edited 1253d ago )

Why you're getting disagrees is beyond comprehension??

Who wouldn't want both BC & BF series??

The Bad Company series is the superior FPS (at least on consoles). BF3 was too ambitious for current gen.

Showing off the PC version 1st, then selling us a poor man's console version wasn't very clever either.

It (BF3) was always going to be compared to high end PC's.

Hufandpuf1250d ago

DICE studio shouldn't split to make two very similar games. BF3 has all the modes BFBC has so it wouldn't be efficient to make two games so similar to each other.

Besides DICE is cooking up something with Mirror's Edge 2 and they need a team dedicated to that game not split to make the same game every year. It takes time and quality and that is why DICE is so well respected as opposed to other EA owned studios.

asmith23061253d ago

When did it try to be COD? Massive maps, vehicles, great class system, no perks, slower gameplay, etc. I don't get why people say BF3 is trying to be COD. COD sucks, BF3 is awesome. Two completely different games in my opinion. As for the BC argument... BC is a spin off, a heck of a spinoff but still a spin off. Both are allowed to exist separately.

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Donnieboi1253d ago

If Dice wants a great story for their campaign, they should consider hiring the guys who made Spec Ops: The Line. DICE is a wonderful online game developer, but their sense of humor is dry and boring, so they should stay away from making campaign stories themselves. Just stick to MP and give the campaign to good storywriters and those who've had success with making quality campaign games.

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DestinyHeroDoomlord1253d ago

Haahahaha not this again please, noooooo....

Double_Oh_Snap1253d ago

If BF4 is running 64 players with FULL destruction of the environment an insane graphics. I believe it might just be possible.

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matgrowcott1253d ago (Edited 1253d ago )

There will come a point where Call of Duty isn't as popular as it once was - that's why Activision are putting so much funding into Bungie.

But it's not going to be an on-off switch. They'll make sure that everybody currently buying Call of Duty will have access to it for the foreseeable future, on whichever platform they choose to buy it on.

DigitalSmoke1253d ago

They deserve it, COD is an infant toy compared to Battlefield.

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