DICE dismisses yearly Battlefield releases, doesn't want to "rush" development

OXM UK: Battlefield releases are fewer, but have "an extremely long life".

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Rrobba2661d ago

Hear that, Activision?

iamnsuperman2661d ago

Considering you posted the same thing in another story I will also post the same reply :

But what about an annual military shooter from EA.....Just because its under a different name doesn't mean its not the same situation. COD is developed every year by different developers. Expect MOH or a Battlefield (in some form) every year

StanLee2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

Yeah, you can pretty much expect a Bad Company, Medal of Honor or Battlefield game from EA each year to at least compete with Call of Duty but you have to admit, Activision has sort of forced their hand in that regard. With Call of Duty being release every year, it continues to build an install base and it's hard moving people away from something they've grown accustomed to, even if your product is better. Anyone who thinks Medal of Honor wasn't rushed to compete with Modern Warfare 2 is delusional.

red2tango2661d ago

COD plays exactly the same every year. MoH and BF are different. Not to mention that BF and BFBC are different too.

a_squirrel2661d ago

MOH and BF and BFBC are all of different types of shooters. I'm assuming the battlefield would alternate with Bad Company to go with MOH, until a few years when they have a nicely polished game like BF2, BF3. I'd figure this is better for us, because we won't be bored, and there's always something to look forward too.

Ja555on2661d ago

DICE makes Battlefield and the Battlefield: Bad Company series and others all under the name of Battlefield, Danger Close will be making the Medal of honors, so it will probably alternate between DICE and Danger Close, and will do very different things with their games.

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DEA Fresh2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

IW and Treyarch each spend 2 years for every interation of their game and these studios focus exclusively on COD.

DICE is a single studio who have released a BF game near every year while also working on other projects such as MoH.

Since 2008 the year BFBC was released. IW has only released MW2 and MW3 will be out this year. Treyarch released WaW and Black Ops.

In that same time frame DICE has released BFBC, BFBC2, MoH (multiplayer portion), Mirrors Edge, BF1943, and collaborated on BF Heroes, BF free to play, need for speed shift 2, And are releasing BF3 this year.

So DICE and EA needs to stfu. COD clearly has longer development cycles with the entire studio focused on one game during that full time. BF is the series being rushed

evrfighter2661d ago

Your list makes dice look good. Like you know...hard working devs.

Im just gonna point to 15 dollar map packs.

Now would you kindly stfu

Ja555on2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

Lol, funny how you never mentioned Activision who made these...

Tony Hawk series (1999–present)
X-Men series (2000–present)
Spider-Man movie series (2002–present)
Call of Duty series (2003–present)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance series (2006–present)
Guitar Hero series (2006–2011)
Quantum of Solace: The Game (2008)
Prototype series (2009–present)
Wolfenstein (2009)
DJ Hero series (2009–2011)
Blur (2010)
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011 (2010)
GoldenEye 007 (2010)
James Bond 007: Blood Stone (2010)
Singularity (2010)
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (2010)
Transformers: War for Cybertron (2010)
NASCAR The Game 2011 (2011)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

NuclearDuke2661d ago

Activision spits out best-selling games each year, I don't think Activision can hear you on top of their one hundred feet dollar bill stack.

Inside_out2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

You have 2 different devs making a game 2 years apart from each other, works out perfectly. Sledhammers version of COD should be EXTREME as they were the makers of the criminally underated and underselling Deadspace 1. Treyarch next COD will be phenomenal as well as Activision has given them all the resources they need. I hope to see 2, yep 2 COD next great would that be. Halo should also be a twice a year launch.

Battlefield 3 is a mess which the beta will ( already has ) confirmed and MOH multi-player was also made by Dice as well so these guys have been technical around 2 years in a row. When did Battlefield 2 launch??? EXACTLY!!!...O_o...It's all BS for the delusional fanboys ^^^^^ who keep kissing EA A33 for giving them half a33 PC ports...yep, I said it. ;)

EA will no doubt have MOH next year and the fanboys will pat EA on the head as usual for making a crappy game like the last one.

zeksta2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

I speak for everyone on N4G when I say this: Please just shut the hell up already with your annoying fanboy unthoughtful bullshit! Along with the irony of calling people delusional I suggest you take a damn good look at yourself, but oh wait, you can't, you're too ugly!

Anyways, Dice has got this right, when they don't release a game yearly they can atleat take their time and make improvements upon the game's engine and features, that why they don't screw up and release patch after patch of updates that just makes the players suffer.

Mustang300C20122661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

No you don't speak for everyone. Activision proofs they are doing it right. They show you each year that consumers are satisfied with each iteration that comes out. If they were not doing it right it wouldn't sell like it does. Consumers make or break a game. If the game was as broke as people claim and not as fun or rehash after rehash then it shouldn't continously be compared to other games that try and imitate the formula. I woundn't mind a new Battlefield with a new story each year. They can talk sh*t and claim it is rushing developement but BattleField has been a PC game for years and this whole comment about every year crap is simply talk. If they had the capability and saw the same draw and finacial benefit Activison DOES see, then you can bet your a** DICE and EA would be on it.

No matter how much people on N4G or the internet for that matter moan and whine about a game they don't care to play to begin with, the truth is your in the minority.

radphil2661d ago


Guess what? We'll be the minority soon if that whole $1 phone games idea keeps skyrocketing.

Just because it takes off doesn't mean it's the best.

Convas2661d ago

Halo twice a fecking year?! Are you kidding me? We already get complaints of how milked Halo is, and all of them have had 2.5 - 3 years of Dev time.

a_squirrel2661d ago

Only recently has it been milked. They got a different engine for Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3 and from there, it's been more-less the same. ODST was pretty cool, and it came with Halo 3 multiplayer + all DLC but they do keep coming out with DLC and what should be 'expansions'. That's why people call Halo milked

Wizziokid2661d ago

well said Dice, no one likes rushed crap.

zeksta2661d ago

Correction: Inside_Out loves rushed crap.

a_squirrel2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

*points at COD*
Activision: "I'm not sure what you're referring to."

Raven_Nomad2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

EA already said they want a bi-yearly Battlefield game released. They want Battlefield, Medal Of Honor, Battlefield, Medal Of Honor. It's the same strategy as Call Of Duty, just both developers call their game Call Of Duty. Battlefield and MoH will both have the same dev time as COD.

Not sure why people act like it's the same developer every year for COD. This November will see the 3rd Modern Warfare game since 2007. This year also see's the third Battlefield and Uncharted games in the same amount of time. Hell Assassins Creed is releasing the 4th game in that series in less time!

Why do people bust COD's balls and not the other developers? EA is a terrible company and one day they'll screw over a franchise you might like....Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Dead Space??? They are already all going down hill thanks to EA and don't get me started on their sports games...

a_squirrel2661d ago

The difference being that there are two different shooters coming out from separate developers.

COD has two (main) studios working on the same game, and add developers to the MW series to get it out faster.

Pandamobile2661d ago

At least they're not milking the same IP year after year. There's a world of difference between MOH and Battlefield.

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