Submitted by gulevski 935d ago | opinion piece

Battlefield 4 Could Accelerate Call of Duty’s Demise

"There has been a battle raging over the last few years between the first person shooter games with two names sticking out as the leaders of the pack; Call of Duty and Battlefield. " | Explosion.com (Battlefield 4, Call of Duty, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

ZidaneNL  +   935d ago
With all due respect, but Battlefield is now taking the route that Call of Duty has been taking for the past decade or so.

It's way too soon for a sequel to Battlefield 3, yet at our doorstep we can find Battlefield 4. It's even in the same era. What is it going to offer?

I would've rather had Bad Company 3.
fluffydelusions  +   935d ago
Yeah, BC2 was my fav FPS this gen. Played BF3 for a while but I never found it as fun as BC2 and just quit. I'm also playing PC version of both btw. From what I hear these days you pretty much need premium to be viable in BF3 now. Sadly, I know we will never get another BC type game...maybe it will be in the title but it will play just like BF3 similar to how MoH did :(
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N0S3LFESTEEM  +   935d ago
They have to finish off the story from BC2... They can drop the seriousness and they need too, it's a game after all.

I don't own premium and I don't have any problems finding servers but I'm not quite sure what you mean by viable. Only 2 of the Map packs were actually worth anything to me and those were the ones that added guns... I wish there were more large scale urban maps that weren't middle eastern.

The way the guns work in MOH is far more accurate than BF3. I think that's the one thing they should salvage from that series.
Utalkin2me  +   935d ago

"The way the guns work in MOH is far more accurate than BF3. I think that's the one thing they should salvage from that series."

That is so true, that's one of the reasons i did not like MOH. You should not be able to pick someone off a half mile away with a P90. BF3 has more realistic accuracy spread and recoil then MOH.
SpartanQ8  +   935d ago
Come on man bf3 2011! Bf4 2013 or 2014!! Its a good cycle for development and offering a great game they are the best in this field we expect the best

Note: about bad company,maybe they are changing there way of releasing there sequels for the good direction
Hufandpuf  +   935d ago
False. the Battlefield franchise has been releasing installments on a 2 year cycle for a long time now.
ZidaneNL  +   935d ago
Further proving my point that Battlefield is going down COD's road. There is no need for a Battlefield 4 this early, yet here it is. They have to pump out a new BF game so soon...
Hufandpuf  +   935d ago

The timespan between BF2 and BF2142: 1 year.

And then BF:MC released on PS2, and xbox the next year.

3 games in 2 years even before the Bad Company series.

So your point is moot. DICE has been cranking out quality BF titles for a while now.
IK IR Y IP T  +   935d ago
You sir need to go back to school battfield 3 came out in 2011 its time for BF4! I agree with this article all cod had was a solid 60fps which bf3 has on pc with bf3 only using 30% of the frostbite 2 engine and bf4 using 80% of the game is going to be amazing. Im serious if cod uses the same engine and dont totally recode the thing they are in serious trouble
T3AMRR  +   935d ago
Hi all

Well i think it´s not too soon for BF4 because everybody complains about the Limited Players in Consoles, so BF4 will bring 64 Players to Consoles and More to PC, better graphics and many more..and for me i´m very excited because in the BF4 first Picture there is a China J20 covered by the letter "E", but we can see clear the Horizontal Stabilizers in the Right - Front of J20.. so what this means is Welcome F22 :)) and T50 to the Dogfights of BF4 with F35 too i Think.

See You in Sky ::RR::

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Gamesgbkiller  +   935d ago
I hope we see PS4 gameplay of the game.
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hennessey86  +   935d ago
Not really
Just because you don't like cod, doesn't mean other people feel the same way. Why is everyone so intent on cod failing, battlefield is a great game in its own right and doesn't need to be compared to cod as I think they too different.
admiralvic  +   935d ago
I think people want to see CoD fail because it's not an amazing game. Also we've seen a number of games try to be CoD, which not only limits uniqueness, but also offers more active gamers more than enough CoD like experiences.

Not saying I hate CoD or wish it ill will, but I am saying too many games want to capture the same demographic and ultimately the ACTUAL buyers a disservice.
JeffGUNZ  +   934d ago
If that's the case admiralvic, then how is that COD's fault? Shouldn't we put blame on the lazy companies out there trying to copy and paste COD? COD is on a 2 year Dev. cycle, like Battlefield has been this gen, it's just that 2 studios work on the games so one comes out every year. COD is still fun and if they have a new engine for next gen. ready and it's beautiful and still runs on 60fps, COD will continue the do well next gen.
Cam977  +   935d ago
Gaming is becoming very sour indeed. With constant releases of the same game innovation is becoming few and far between. Let me elaborate, games coming out soon that are follow-ups to fairly recent games:
• AC4
• BF4
• SR4
• COD (it's inevitable)
• Any many more, that I'm sure of.

Thank goodness for Beyond, The Last Of Us, Soul Sacrifice, Killzone: Mercenary & GRAND THEFT AUTO V.
jaymart2k  +   935d ago
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meplaygames  +   935d ago
Can you tell what's innovative about killzone or even the last of us besides the expected improved graphics and new story line? What's new and innovative about those games?
superterabyte  +   935d ago
Whats innovative about 'killzone mercenary'?
I dunno maybe the fact that it's the first fps on vita that looks like it's going to be amazing and therefore by default probably going to be the best ever handheld fps. Not to mention that arguably the best looking handheld game on the vita and again by default arguably the best looking handheld game of all time.

Although I admit it maybe early to make predictions but for me what I've seen its a day 1 for sure.
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Y_5150  +   935d ago
Alright buddy it seems like you need an explanation. The Last of Us is bringing the survival horror genre to the next level. I was surisly never a survival horror game so this got me all hype up for a game that before, I wouldn't look twice at. Killzone Mercenary, It's a freaking gorgeous game that is probably going to be the best looking game ever to be on a handheld device and the best FPS to utilize the Vita's controls and capabilities so far! Soul Sacrifice is that game where it's a new IP and it's looking to be another great new IP for the Vita. And Grnd theft auto 5 is releasing over 5 YEARS since it's predecessor. Beyond2souls is going to feel more like a movie than a game at some points.

His point was; those games are going to be amazing fresh experiences, not experiences that felt too much of the same. And he use the word innovations in a different way than you are thinking of. :P
JeffGUNZ  +   934d ago
I don't think anyone is really answering his question. Other then it "looking nice", what new elements does the game bring that other FPS haven't?
jaymart2k  +   935d ago
Here we go again.

People who like Call of Duty are gonna buy Call Of Duty. People who like Battlefield are gonna buy Battlefield.

Simple facts

This is the beginning of useless stories saying how Battlefield will steal Call of Duty's fan base.

Coheno  +   935d ago
Yeah these stories come out every time a new Battlefield or other big shooter gets announced. Two very different games. Stop writing shitty "articles".
B-radical  +   935d ago
Battlefield did earn alot more fans after bf3 alot of them cod fans anyway

dino mode!!!!!
Jek_Porkins  +   935d ago
Haven't we heard this before ? I mean when Battlefield 3 went up against Modern Warfare 3 I think we pretty much heard the same thing, then that game sold over 20+ million and broke all kinds of records.

The thing is that it's not just the same people buying COD games over and over again, new people buy them every year because it's the "cool thing" to play. Even if sales have hit their peak, COD isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
T3AMRR  +   935d ago
Of Course COD Sales Well........

COD = Renault Cars ( Wins in Sales...Quantity )

BF = Ferrari Cars ( Wins in Quality )

* Unfortunaly not all the people can have a Ferrari :)

See You In Sky
Jek_Porkins  +   935d ago
Uhh, I can afford Battlefield games, I choose not to buy them. Battlefield 3 was really bad in my opinion, I think they tried to make the game more like COD, and 30fps just doesn't work well for a fast paced FPS.
JeffGUNZ  +   934d ago

That comparison doesn't work at all. "Renault" cars don't cost the same as the "Ferrari", so you can't compare them when COD and BF cost the same. BF appeals to a more specific audience, while COD appeals to a broader group. It's simple as that. I enjoyed both this gen, but BF3 is just too slow for my liking, I prefer a faster paced game. Again, my opinion, but just because you like BF more, doesn't mean it's the better "quality" game.
Donnieboi  +   932d ago
Both cod and BF cost $60 so your whole class-based comparison falls mute.
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Kinger8938  +   935d ago
Or its own :(
aiBreeze  +   935d ago
Lol Battlefield 4 isn't going to effect call of duty. Not to mention EA don't even have what it takes to create a game worthy of dethroning call of duty.
JeffGUNZ  +   934d ago
I don't know why you are getting disagrees, we heard this when BFBC2 was released, we heard this when BF3 was released, and now we are hearing it for BF4. We also heard that MOH was going to be the game to dethrone COD, and look, they don't even come close to dethroning.
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trenso1  +   935d ago
It's going to be 2011 all over again with these toes of articles, I don't want to see COD demise but I do want battlefield to start stealing their player base enough for the to change their formula and add new life to the game
momthemeatloaf  +   935d ago
Both cod and battlefield lose their over popularity next gen. Once we transition to next gen, new franchises always take over. Destiny and Respawns shooter are the top candidates to take over in the shooter genre.

You have to remember that it takes appeal to gain popularity, but adapdibility to stay relevant. If cod and battlefield think they can just transition to next gen and sustain their popularity by doing the same thing, they're gonna be in for a rude awakening.
Saleem101  +   935d ago
COD needs to die its better for the shooter market, we need tactical shooters to make comeback...
vitullo31  +   935d ago
Like socom?? I miss that shit
Saleem101  +   935d ago
Exactly vitullo31.
Donnieboi  +   932d ago
Like MGO...minus the lag.
Themba76  +   935d ago
yess rainbow six needs to hurry soon.
JeffGUNZ  +   934d ago
But why should COD die? Shouldn't it be on other studios to create those games? COD is not forcing any other studio to make their style of game. COD can still do well and other studios can take a chance and try to innovate, like IW did with COD4.
Jaybronee  +   935d ago
I have to admit that BF3 killed COD for me. I haven't bought a COD game since. I just like the team work in BF3. Can't wait for BF4!!!
B-radical  +   935d ago
waiting for gravelords comment
kassler  +   934d ago
BF4 on PS4. Finally console gamers will have the real Battlefield experience with 64 players!
dangerousjo33  +   933d ago
lol the only thing that can hurt call of duty is time nothing else
dangerousjo33  +   933d ago
if you want 64 players of bf4 then stay on pc consoles dont need that crap 34 enough

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