Battlefield 3 Designed to take down Call of Duty…or was it?
Read on to find out.
For starters, I love BF3, but this is not why im here. Back in April EA CEO John Riccitiello said Battlefield 3 was “designed to take that game down”, now we all know what game they are talking about *Cough* Call of Duty *Cough*. I was like hell yeah it is, BF3 OWNS! wooooo, and in my opinion it does.
But then EA executive vice president Patrick Soderlund said, “We all respect what Call of Duty brings and what they’re going to come with. Right now we’re out in the market, and that’s all I know. When they come out, they come out, and I wish them the best of luck. They’re partners in this industry, and I play all their games and I look forward to many of them, and all I can do is try and make sure that people stay interested and want to have more Battlefield.”
Now, I like Call of Duty games as well, heck I own most of them, but I still stand behind my Battlefield series. This might be a bit off topic here but what some people do not understand is that although they are both FPS games, they are completely different. If I want to play a quick action packed FPS that is fun…at times when people aren’t “Noob Tubing” I prefer Call of Duty. When I am in the mood for a team game that requires strategy both land, air and water that also requires patience and supplies fun as well, I prefer Battlefield. Two different games that make people happy and mad at the same time, now back on track.
You would wonder why a CEO would state such a bold comment that BF3 PWNS Call of Duty, why all of a sudden the change of heart? Does Dice feel that although they sold crap loads in the first week, do they feel that Call of Duty might stand a chance on taking down Battlefield 3?
These are all great questions, I’ve seen the new Call of Duty, it’s great. Is it possible Call of Duty will have a bigger impact on the minds of the innocent? Probably yeah, Call of Duty is one of those games people hate to love, it won’t die. In my opinion stick to what you like or feel free to try both games, one is for some and one is for the other. The hype of either gaming being the destruction of the other makes for great drama and higher quality games, but it’s getting old. Let’s all just get along and do what we love best, playing games.
Let me know if you feel that Dice’s statement about Battlefield 3 being the end of Call of Duty is still plausible or if it was just a marketing tactic.