Eurogamer - Activision has brushed off Electronic Arts' aim to dent Call of Duty's position at the top of the first-person shooter pile with Battlefield 3.
It's going to be quite a battle between B3 and MW3
Too bad the battle is David and Goliat.
... when Battlefield-sales crush Activision's MW3 sales!
"We don't pay much mind looking at what the competitors are doing. I know they are focused on us... well that's all I'll say." That pritty much somes it up and why they never innovate on thir games.
yi-long As much as id love to see BF3 out selling cod, Id still bet money on MW3 selling better.
"Too bad the battle is David and Goliat." Well, actually, David won that one ^_^
I want Battlefield 3 to do well, but do you really think lots of longtime fans will pass on CoD just because Battlefield 3 is out? Some still have the bad taste in their mouth from the Bad Company games and will be kinda skeptical about buying anything Battlefield no matter how good it looks! I'll be getting both, but I am just trying to get people to look at this realistically. Each CoD game that has been released over the past several years has sold over 10 million units! The Battfield games released in that time frame barely managed to sell 1/3rd of that! Hopefully, this is the Battlefield game that boost those sales up! But as it stands now... CoD will do another 10 million plus!
Personally, Battlefield 2 was [email protected] to me as I didn't really enjoy it. However, I can respect others like it. It was a well received game. I find it ironic that EA so far has been acting rather childish and outright nasty, yet everyone here focuses on Activision. Remember, EA brought you online pass! Prevented you from sharing/lending your game and charging you more blatantly for what you already pay for. This pretty much sums it up for me: "So, of course, we take all the competition really seriously. But at the end of the day I really mean it when I say we are focusing on the finish line, not the competition. We are making the best game we can, and are throwing every resource, innovation and all the creativity we can at it. And hopefully that will maintain our position."
Agreed, cannot wait for Battlefield 3 to arrive. I think all this competition will only do good as both he Publishers try to beat each other, We the gamers will get better games from both of them.
That's very true. I hope both games turn out great.
Good point Mezzo. Hopefully EA brings the fire. We all know it's less than likely that Acti will bring the fire from a realistic standpoint. Talking quality not sales here. *flame suits on*
"Facepalm" the whole Activision marketing team would laugh their ass off when they read this
"We don't pay much mind looking at what the competitors are doing. I know they are focused on us... well that's all I'll say. " Such arrogance! I thought that Bobby was the only black sheep among these people, but looks like I was wrong.
I don't play first person shooters, but for some reason I want to side with EA. I feel like Activision are being arrogant and they need to realize that the COD bubble will eventually bust, and they'll be left to pick up the pieces. Personally, I wish Dice would have decided to work on Mirrors Edge 2 first. I guess that game took too many risks, and sadly most gamers want more of the same "war" type games, sigh...
Yeah but Battlefield bad company 2 was wayyy better a game than Mirrors Edge, so I am okay with it. I mean I am all for good, fresh and innovative ideas, but that does not automatically mean it is a good idea. Mirrors Edge had bags of potential, but overall it was not very memorable as action games go... I think a sequel would be great, but it needs time and it has to be a huge improvement on the first game for it to really take off. I have Mirrors Edge and my friend borrowed it to play through last year, we both thought it was very average.
Does Acti really think EA made COD any more popular than it already unfortunately is? arrogant acti.
I think they should be given a bit of room on this one. After all, DICE said that their game AND their studio AND their engine were all superior. I think this is much less pushy than what the competition said.
He's obviously speaking figuratively. All EA and DICE have been doing recently is talking about how this is better than COD and that is better than COD, in a sense admitting that COD is the benchmark. That's hardly bad publicity as far as COD is concerned. Maybe EA and DICE should let their product doing the talking, rather than running their mouths with hype.
They sound just a little arrogant. BF3 make shock them with all the hype they are giving about the game being built as a COD killer.
Activision really should be looking at the competition. This rep should really be shown the door for his blatant arrogance. The MW series really needs some fresh ideas & Dev input. Too much shovelware IMO
They are looking at the competition, they are saying that the Battlefield developers talk more about COD in the press than Activision do themselves, and if you read the article there are quotes to suggest that. Instead of saying "Oh our game is way better than COD", EA should be focusing on making their own game as good as it can be, and pointing out what makes it better. Because it is the better game, but the general public are so used to COD, they need to be shown why changing would be for the better.
The point I am making is that Activision could & should be doing a lot more with MW than what they are doing & they should be looking & BF as a good example, which EA are pointing out LoL. What do you think?
I haven't noticed.
Oh wow. That's a good one.. I hope they both sell well!
The battle is... Redneck vs Swedish Viking
Have to agree with Activision on this one,Riccitiello has been unnecessarily comparing BF3 to the COD series.In my opinion,the only thing they really share is the genre...and the type of gameplay is vastly different from one another.
. Who cares what EA and Battlefield are doing. If Activision was looking at them it would be through the review mirror. Battlefield wants to be COD, not the other way around. Activision has been building that fan base for YEARS and I doubt the 20+ million gamers that bought Black ops are not going to buy MW3 or join their clans up for COD Elite. COD is the big franchise this gen and instead of criticizing them, other devs should be paying attention as to WHY COD is so popular. People complain about buying a COD game or paying for online...don't buy it. Exercise your right to ignore Activision and their games. The FACT is COD is at the top of the food chain and will be for the foreseeable future. Maybe another dev will offer a better product for FREE. Then Activision will have to change or adopt...survival of the fittest and it's the way it should be. Activision coming out first with the pay to play scheme is a ballsy move and could easily backfire BUT and it's a big BUT, COD would have to be an inferior product for that to happen. I'm not sure that the formula COD has right now will change much nor will there be any major game play problems.
This is totally embarassing in every way, first of Activision is only making EA look dumb by dodging what EA doing in Marketting and Competition which is to compare and fight for the market share, jsut like any other industry. Activision is saying they do not focus on their competition is the reason why they use 5-6 year old engine ? Wow that's sad. Competition is real, and it needs to be taken serious. I for one loves competition. This way both will work hard to earn my money. And my money goes down to Best Quality! Not sales!
a little competition never hurt anyone, besides all this fighting only promotes both games in the end.
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