DICE denies Battlefield Heroes TF2 rip-off claims

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 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."

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Amagai Shuusuke3827d ago (Edited 3827d ago )

I think as soon as Battlefield Heroes visual style was seen as being similar to Team Fortress 2, it was going to be called a rip off. Who cares if it is or not, the games free.

NDN_Shadow3827d ago

Agreed. Maybe they didn't, maybe they did. But no matter what they might say, they're gonna get the negative stigma of having a similar art style.

KyonoRocks3827d ago

Meh that art style has got nothing on TF2. Although in my opinion TF2 has the single greatest art style and general presentation of any game I've seen :P