DICE Studios, the developer behind upcoming free cartoony shooter Battlefield: Heroes, has defended its art style against accusations that it is a rip-off of Valve's game Team Fortress 2.
Speaking to VideoGamer.com in an interview at an EA Games label event in London, Ben Cousins, executive producer at DICE, responded directly to those who have claimed the game looks too similar to Valve's team multiplayer first-person shooter TF2, saying: "Those guys aren't artists."
He said: "If you asked our art director he would point out probably 200 differences in the art style between our game and Team Fortress. There are only two cartoony shooters out there and those are the two. If there were 50 cartoony shooters out there we wouldn't be having this discussion. No one says that Battlefield: Bad Company's ripping off Call of Duty because it's realistic."