There seems no end to this war of words between Activision and EA executives.
What happens if EA does hmm?
I want to know when Ea/Activision are going to focus on the quality of their games instead of the sales. Hey EA/Activision Winning the war between these two depends on game quality, not sales. I hate suits.
Or win it in the multiplayer challenge suggested in the article.
Lou-Cipher ... they are focusing ... well atleast DICE is ... thats why they are bringing new engine, game modes, and tons of quality content ... whereas Activision ... rehashin the same old engine is gonna nothing but losing more then half of its fanbase.
"losing more then half of its fanbase" LOL, you wish. I guess a fanboy can dream.
EA has focused on the quality of their game. They have created a whole new engine for BF3. Activision is the one not focused. They are using the same old engine. MW3 will look and play just like all the others MW games before it. The object of a new game is to bring something new to the table. Activision is rehashing the same old game over and over again. The only difference in the game will be levels.
@KingElixir As an avid COD player since the first and having bought every COD up until Black Ops, I can say I'am no longer a fan. Just putting it out there that there are people who are no longer buying into COD's same staled gameplay. I can also vouch that I'm not picking up BF3 either, so no, I'm not a fanboy before you decide to call me that.
When your advertising budget is 10 times larger than your entire games budget. I think it is safe to say that neither developer cares that much about quality. I do agree that EA definetly cares more about the quality of Battlefield 3 alot more than Activision cares for the quality of COD. It's just shocking that a company can spend over 100 Million dollars adverising a game, but cant afford to pay a dozen testers to find bugs and fix them before the game ships. They charge $60 for a buggy broken mess, then have the balls to charge an extra $15 for crappy maps that were already built before the game shipped.
Dice is hungry they are out to reclaim their crown. They smell koticks fear You all saw what the mavs accomplished last season. A team full of old veterans in their last years hungry for that ring. swept the 2 time champs and made a mockery of lebron and his superteam. As someone thats seen dice evolve over the years since 1942. You'd be a fool to sell these guys short. All it took was one game that started the cod empire. infinity ward back then was hungry and they were on a mission. Everything going on this year for dice is deja vu. The e3 awards the excitement the previews. It's scary how similar it is
I hope not, because EA has been nothing but ugly: http://n4g.com/comments/red... Activision at least hasn't tried any dirty tactics like EA. They are pretty simple, they just want more money which arguably is how companies are, unlike EA whom want to screw their customer over.
EA are just rubbing it in because BF genuinely is better and they know it. I do prefer the gunplay in CoD but theres a lot more to it than that.
I like activision more than EA but I still dont like activision.
Activision has been running the same engine since 2005, they need to stfu. Until they have human controlled vehicles, instead of a kill button, they need to stfu. Also where are the destructable enviroments Activision. You guys been layin on your ass for 6 years. Gettin fat and lazy.
Hmm, Thats Fighting Talk :D
They are just talking tough while they can. They are comfortable right now still. When BF Bad Company 3 comes out head to head against Black Ops 2 it might be a different story!!
derp derp- nubcake
thats some herpa derp right there. Bad Company? really? Black Ops 2 will still be using the same engine from 2005
Many people on this site dislike call of duty but we can't deny how popular the franchise is
Exactly what I had in mind. It is popular, and I hope Battlefield 3 gets there so that everyone can be happy and we can put this whole CoD vs BF behind us. Just optimistic thinking, fanboys will always exist.
Agreed. I dislike CoD too but I think wasting time vigorously bashing the series is laughably childish and stupid. The series is popular and there is something a large percentage of gamers really find appealing in the game. Maybe it's the arcade style multiplayer or it is simply a game you can jump in, spend a few minutes kicking ass, and jump out as you please.
I couldn't deny the popularity of the popular kids at school either. However, as it turns out the vast majority of them were shallow D-bags with no depth or intelligence. Popularity does not equal quality.
That's not a strong comparison. The "cool kids" were only "cool" within their select number of other "cool kids". If you look at it, the average kids highly outnumber the popular kids. When I went to high school, the "popular" kids were about 30-40, while the average students of 1,000-1,200 were classified as "average". COD is popular by the MASSES, not by some labeling minority within that group. It's popular because almost everyone buys it and they enjoy it. I do agree that popular does not equal quality though. I do prefer COD of BF, always have. I'll still try both of them out and see how their new installments are.
Halo 4 will be better then both
I'm not buying Halo 4, because Bungie is not making it it.
halo is milked to death
Im buying halo 4 because bungie has been bitches and wouldnt turn the damage back up to Halo CE lvls. Maybe microsoft will listen to what the fans want maybe not from what i see from the CE remake. If i cant play CE the way it was when it came out ill pass.
Gears 3 will be better then BF and COD.
I'm a Battlefield fan and will get that over MW3 this fall. But I'm gonna be real and say that it won't affect MW3's sales dramatically because you still have those "gamers" who don't research games like the rest of us and will still buy this product annually.
I don't see it affecting the sales that much at all. Certainly both will do great and I can see BF3 doing extremely well to worry activision in the future.
Is that fear I smell?
Activision has a point. With Battlefield 3's lack of offline multiplayer support, those gamers will stick with COD. As many people on the internet hate COD, there's millions of gamers out there that still love the franchise.
Impling most of COD's fanbase is people playing singleplayer
" lack of offline multiplayer support, those gamers will stick with COD" "offline multiplayer support" You REALLY think that's the bulk of their sales?...
I'd take BF3 over CoD any day. However, most of the people I know are console gamers and they all want CoD more than BF3.
Damn talking and just keep making those dam game we love so we can play em an
will EA do those mo cap episodes like they did for BFBC2 because that shit was epic!
I don't hate the MW games but BF is way more realistic when it comes to movement among other things. BF uses teamwork while MW is more solo online anyway.
Whatever. Activision may not be too worried about their market share, but you can bet they're watching Battlefield 3 like hawks. Hopefully now Activision will be forced to drastically improve CoD as a series. Competition breeds innovation. If you don't mix up your formula, eventually people will realize they're playing the same game over and over. I know I did around the time that Guitar Hero: Metallica released.
The irony is EA is guilty of the same complacency w/ their sports franchises... They have a built in audience that will buy the name on the box
Oh, I agree. No doubt. Madden doesn't sell nearly as well as CoD, though. That's what bothers me - the sheer amount of people that buy into it every year. I've got nothing against people and their preferences, it's just astounding to me.
Oh yes they will, yes they will so far half of my friends are switching their wallets this year in favor of battlefield, not to trying to be a douche but seriously people are tired of paying for same shit every year i guess
...and your friends obviously represent multi billion dollar industry wholly...
Disclaimer: I am getting both games, have both pre paid in full. Its this simple, mw3 has already doubled the pre order total of black ops (which was the most pre ordered game of all time btw) battle field is pacing where black ops was at this time last year... BF3 releases 2 weeks before MW3 do the math... If activision has doubled its market size while EA has increased to last years top dog activision hasn't lost market share... Both simply got a whole lot bigger, with ea closing a gap but most of that gap could be from people like me that didn't care for bad company, but are won over by bf3 BUT not at the expense of MW3...
It already has stolen some of the market share, i mean i'm making the switch from COD to BF and so are millions of other people.
I'm one of you. I'm opting for BF3. I've grown tired of cod.
Activision is fighting back, doing mudslinging as well
Bobby kotick started this crap when he went on that financial show and said BF was PC only. He lied on purpose that wasnt a mistake.
Kids will move back to cod after getting smashed on bf3 the size of the maps will strike fear into them, they will run around the one building so they feel at home.
Those kids are the fanbsase of COD that EA wants to steal.you think they give a damn about you all they gotta do is release a statement people you go around screaming like little girls.
Nobody is stealing your market share, your giving it away by putting out the same basic game since COD4 while bringing new besides a new coat of paint with each one. You have single candidly made the COD series stagnant and unoriginal. You have focused on having a new one every year for no other reason besides the sales. Maybe you should have made a new COD every 2 years that way you could have made major upgrades to not only the engine but the gameplay and in doing so you could have kept it fresh and innovative. You have no one to blame but yourself.
It's a matter of time before what EA said happens. Activision had Tony Hawk Pro Skater. Skate eventually got released and started to put Tony Hawk to shame very fast. Activision had Guitar Hero, but EA made Rock Band and EA took majority of shares too. The same thing is happening again. Call of Duty from Activision will start losing little by little against Battlefield from EA. Seriously Activision, do you really think you can keep that crown forever? Well, no you can't, nothing last forever.
I don't care who sells the most copies, I am a BF fan so just want to play the game! Don't really like COD but if you do thats cool too.
Yeah each game has its fanbase, both games should do really well.....i'm gonna give BF3 my money this time, since i missed out of BFBC2 (money issues). Not been a fan of COD since i played MW2 just after launch and found that the MP was still the broken mess. Also the issue of overpriced map packs leaves me cold.
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