Submitted by RetrospectRealm 641d ago | opinion piece

Why Battlefield 4 Will Be The Real "CoD Killer"

The day of reckoning has arrived, to a shock too. Call of Duty's year-on-year sales are, for the first time ever, down. An omen that Call of Duty's repetitive gameplay and dull campaign modes have finally caught up with it's audience. Meanwhile in hell, EA has been planning the sequel to their "CoD Killer", Battlefield. (Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360)

Prodigy-X  +   641d ago
Battlefield 4 will kill COD if the rumors are true about COD not releasing on current gen this year and exclusive for next gen. A statement will be made this year by D.I.C.E
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RetrospectRealm  +   641d ago
I hope we do see a CoD. The anticipated of BF3 Vs. MW3 was awesome in 2011.
Army_of_Darkness  +   641d ago
Why Battlefield 4 Will Be The Real "CoD Killer"
If at first you don't succeed, try and try again! LOL!
Yi-Long  +   641d ago
I don't WANT a 'Call of Duty killer'
I don't CARE about Call of Duty.

I want a brilliant BATTLEFIELD game, and not a game that's trying to take Call of Duty's supposed 'throne' by being less like Battlefield and more like Call of Duty.

I just want Battlefield to be Battlefield. Something I missed with Battlefield 3, where there were far to few levels in the basic-game which offered that fantastic Battlefield 'freedom' in Conquest we all know and love, and traded them in for lineair small levels, like Operation Metro, Seine Crossing, and Damavand Peak.
Skizelli  +   641d ago
It's no secret that COD has grown stale, but how is it that "sales are, for the first time ever, down," when Black Ops 2 broke franchise sales records? It sold 11M units in its first week and grossed $1B in 15 days. Did I miss something?
colonel179  +   641d ago
I want Killzone to be Killzone too! :( I have only played very few FPS but I loved the gameplay from Killzone 2. It felt perfect for me. COD had to ruin it!

I can't understand why everyone wants to be like COD. The same with movies and the same with TV shows. Media is successful and sells tons, then everybody wants to be exactly like that media. Why???!!!!!!
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If 140M+ million people buy ps4/720 & wiiU in the first year like ps3/360/wii has now then yes cod will be defeated. My guess is that Activion knows that hoilday 2014 will be good to release a next gen cod.

How much will bf4 sell on ps4/720 & maybe wiiU first year? who knows.

Will it sell more than cod on ps3/360/wii? who knows.

Cod only sells a lil over 20 Million + out of 140M+ consoles(ps3/360 & wii).

I kinda don't think bf4 can beat cod with new consoles with a small user base.

Also Unless they make bf4 really acceptable for casuals like cod then I think most people will buy new consoles for a next gen cod.

Also I hate cod.
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dasbeer88  +   641d ago
I gavee your comment an "agree" due to one statement which I highly agree with.

I hate cod too.
mcstorm  +   640d ago
@shutUpAndTakeMyMoney I have to agree with you. BF3 was the game that was named the COD killer and it was not. COD sales did not go down but BF3 sold very well so for me there is place for both games.
But if EA miss out the WiiU for BF3 then they are going to hurt them self's as MW4 will be on the Wii and even though the user base is only at around 3 to 4 million it would still be an extra half a million sales than EA would get if they don't bring it out for the WiiU.

For me there is no clear winner between COD and BF apart from us gaming having a choice in 2 different MW games.
Rush  +   641d ago
What do you mean by kill? you mean in terms of quality? because loads of PC shooters do that like CS:GO or Arma 3 (still in alpha I know).

Or do you mean in sales, because honestly who gives a ____ if BF4 outsells CoD EA could do without an extension to their money pool.
LOGICWINS  +   641d ago
Yes, the second Battlefield 4 launches, every copy of a COD game will spontaneously combust, just like when Battlefield 3 and Bad Company 2 came out.

.....oh wait
Prodigy-X  +   641d ago
"if the rumors are true about COD not releasing on current gen this year."

Read more clearly please.
LOGICWINS  +   641d ago
So if COD doesn't release on current gen this year, all copies of COD will spontaneously combust? LOL..wow.
Reverent  +   641d ago
Who said anything about spontaneously combusting? "killing" is clearly a metaphor for beating it either quality or sales wise. We all know CoD won't stand a chance quality wise.
LOGICWINS  +   641d ago
^^And who determines "quality"? You and Prodigy-X?
GhettoBlasStarr  +   641d ago
If the rumors about ARMA 3 coming to next-gen consoles are true, then ARMA 3 will Kill both BF4 & COD at the same time.
GraveLord  +   641d ago
If BF4 can be ported to current-gen, so will the next COD. As good as BF4 may be the next COD will still probably outsell it. I don't see BF overtaking COD until next-gen.

I'm secretly hoping they bring out some uber-engine for the next Call of Duty though! Maybe even go with Unreal Engine 4.
Tonester925  +   641d ago
Please let COD players stay on COD!
showtimefolks  +   641d ago
no it won't and that's coming from someone who doesn't buy either franchise, COD is a much much bigger name brand than BF.

Also all the rumors about next COD only releasing on next gen systems can't be true since install bases for current consoles are too big to ignore

BF4 will sell 15-20 million but killing COD is gonna be hard

if this next COD is as good as this last release with major changes than it will be hard

but i guess sooner or later the COD brand will slow down or just the generic military FPS for that matter
OWWO  +   640d ago
is bf4 coming to current consoles??
Mr-SellJack  +   640d ago
i just hate the kill crap nonsense that starts the hypetrain that ends miserably.They ate utter shit the past two years when BF3 released.This Franchise is getting crappier by release as COD is.BF2 and BF1943 will never be forgotten by me!COD will maintain its rank if it maintains the same formula and add tiny bits of new features with each installment.COD will continue to sell more because it is both appealing to mature and immature audiences.The majority of Kids just find battlefield boring.
Qrphe  +   641d ago
T2  +   641d ago
Ya not to knock on cod I had many a session with cod, cod4 was legend... But there will always be cod fans ... I call it a twitch shooter , quick , cheap action , mindless but ppl love it for that. Once I got a taste of battlefield there was no going back for me but still if you have a short attention span cod is good
Mutant-Spud  +   641d ago
Yeah but if you're getting stomped in BF3 it's depressing because you know that there's no excuse, that if you're losing it means that you're just not good enough. Whereas in COD there are a lot more things which can kill you, it's more a game of chance and luck than skill, the defeats are less maddening and in that sense COD is more relaxing as a pastime.
Bar_Brothers  +   641d ago
iTs possible
As a Next Gen tittle it will make many people switch over, remembre each generation many things change.

See Fifa on Xbox and Ps2 and see it now.
NateCole  +   641d ago
BF is already miles better than COD so i don't get this.
MysticStrummer  +   641d ago
Of course it is, but that's not what it means to kill CoD. If it was, CoD would have been killed, dismembered, burned, and buried long ago by a whole gang of titles. Killing means outselling, and sadly the only way BF will outsell CoD is if CoD doesn't release at all. The masses don't like tactical team based games, they want to go Rambo.
Tewi-Inaba  +   641d ago
DLC the Shooter:Insert Sub Title or MicroTransactions:We Want Your Money 5

Gee wiz let's all celebrate
Gamer-40  +   641d ago
I wait and see new Modern Warfare, maybe using Unreal Engine 4.
eliteslaya13  +   641d ago
COD has always ran on Modified idTech Engine.
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Gamer-40  +   641d ago
Yes, current-gen, but next-gen? I don't think so.

Infinity Ward's Xbox 720 Modern Warfare may use Unreal Engine 4, offer Battlefield-style destruction
Pillsbury1  +   641d ago
The droves of sheep will still buy cod. Bf is for the real players.
Gamer-40  +   641d ago
Man, this absolutely relative. Millions like BF, millions like CoD. ".Dont like Battlefield, your not real players and sheep." philosophy is a bullshit.
LOGICWINS  +   641d ago
So the droves of people that buy COD are sheep, but the droves that buy BF4 aren't sheep? That makes PERFECT sense!
Zha1tan  +   641d ago
The droves of sheep will still buy battlefield on PC

Meanwhile in Arma III

see what I did there? elitism, it is not cool bro.
IK IR Y IP T  +   641d ago
I get tired of saying this Battlefield is Nba2k and Nba Jam is Cod period but with battlefield adding smaller squad team death match maps call of duty is becoming more irrelevant !
pissed999  +   641d ago
Because some nobody website said so.
jon1234  +   641d ago
you cant kill whats already dead...
Battlefield 3.5 won't kill anything. It's a rushed game. At least the next CoD is getting some quality work put into it by more studios this time. I don't even like CoD anymore but the first games of the new gen always seem to feel right and then it goes downhill from there. It's usually the opposite with Battlefield games as Battlefield 3.5 clearly shows.
jon1234  +   641d ago
you havent even seen the game yet..... let me guess the main charcter says the F word more than raiden im guessin??
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   641d ago
NO CODs to big.
first1NFANTRY  +   641d ago
lol what ever happened to 3?

CoD will kill itself soon enough.

BF4 needs to continue to do what battlefield does best.
KillrateOmega  +   641d ago
I love the BF series and hold no delusions as to which is better in terms of actual quality (obviously BF), but BF will NOT kill/outsell CoD.

CoD is so popular, because it appeals to the masses/casual gamers. Literally anyone can jump into a game and have fun, because the game makes everyone feel good by giving everyone little point bonuses, even if they didn't do really much of anything. And they can do all of this in under 10min. on average (depending on the game mode), which is convenient if they have a busy schedule. With the low number of bullets necessary to kill someone, fast-paced gameplay, and streak awards, the game makes you feel like Rambo, which everybody loves.

BF simply does not appeal to as large of a demographic. It requires more patience and intelligence to be successful in and because that alone, it will never kill/outsell CoD. People in general want it easy :P

That being said, I just cannot see how someone can make the argument that CoD is better in terms of QUALITY. BF4 is going be awesome and will be a title that I'm definitely picking up.
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ufo8mycat  +   641d ago
In tersm of sales I don't think its possible for any FPS to be a COD killer

In terms of gameplay, BF Bad Company 2 already achieved that in being the COD killer.
Jek_Porkins  +   641d ago
Nope, mainly because I think COD will release on Wii U, PS3,PS4,360 and 720
erick21093  +   641d ago
Why should we push for Battlefield to be the COD killer whether we like it or not. Let The COD Killer be the Gamer himself when he/she realizes that BF4 looks outstanding. For those who still prefer COD over BF4, let them be. After all in our opinion they are missing out playing COD still while we are on BF4 having fun.

Truth is that COD won't be killed until the publisher itself stops making it. I was an avid COD gamer and still am slightly but I am being pushed away by the day the more I come to my senses that BF4 is looking amazing.

Let not our Hate and energy for a series be used against it, but rather let's use it to enjoy our own games.
Agent_hitman  +   641d ago
Yeah BF4 will be a COD killer if the system requirements are not too demanding also for PC users lol..

COD surpasses it's yearly sales due to PC friendly and console friendly requirements, you won't need a Core i7/Extreme or Bulldozer AMD just to play COD on your PC, even current gen console can run this game on a 1080p 60fps. That's why it won countless times
OWWO  +   640d ago
artdafoo  +   641d ago
It won't happen, there are waaay too many kids and grown ass men that buy Call It Doodie every year, just cuz all their friends bought it, and frankly I hope they stay the hell over.
OWWO  +   640d ago
bamillington  +   640d ago
best game doesnt always win.....bf4 better experience not the same constraints as cod
whoyouwit04  +   640d ago
This gen to me both games were great and I really couldn't say whic was better but after waching the Battlefield 4 video Call Of Duty got some big ground to make up

watch the video of gameplay


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