EA reloads, aims at Activision, goes for headshot
Publishing giant EA has continued its battle with Activision over who makes the best 'real world' first-person shooter game by releasing its next title at the same time as its arch nemesis' next offering is out.
They were already in the ring together, now the gloves are off.
Retailers claim the games will arrive within days of each other, with EA actively seeking to release Battlefield 3 as close to the next Modern Warfare as possible, MCV reports.
There be a fight round the corner
Call of Duty 3 is expected to be the third in Activision's Modern Warfare series. The last CoD release, Black Ops, broke records in 2010, becoming the best selling current-gen game of all time.
Battlefield 3 - official sequel to 2005's Battlefield 2 - uses a new engine from Swedish dev team EA Dice. The company has been hot on its rival's trail, warning that Battlefield 3 will blow CoD out the water, while bitchin' that Activision has become lazy with its efforts.
The regular mid-November release for Call of Duty is predicted to remain, with official confirmation expected by 23 May. Battlefield 3 details will no doubt follow the announcement, just to be as in Activision's face as possible, of course. ®
"The best selling current gen game of all time"
What the hell does that even mean?
The best selling current game since the last game was released? Of all time?
Regarding the CoD games. Call of Duty sucks major balls. That series is nothing more than making the player shotgun charge their way through to the next-spawn-point-cancelling spot to stop the infinite spawning enemies. There can be no tactics in this game. Hold back and snipe them off one by one? Nope, they just keep on respawning FOREVER (unlike your ammo) . The ONLY tactic available is to charge forward full frontal assault style to stop them spawning. Oh, except for the other parts where you hole up somewhere and try to stay alive until the last of the "enemy waves" is gone.
You can play through the entire $100 game in a couple of hours because there is no point hanging back and savouring the atmosphere. There is none. Just an endless amount of respawning enemies that can only be stopped by moving forward.
What a boring load of old tosh.
It's a true credit to the idiocy of the console playing generation that they lapped it up with relish.
Biggest selling current gen game of all time, pah!
I played BF2 into the ground and was very dissapointed by what came after (BF2142, BC,BC2). It sounds like EA took a good hard look at BF2 and brought back some of the best things about that series.
Get out of the way, that is my jet :D
It's officially a cold day in hell... I want EA to do well.
"Konsole Kiddies" (myself included however at 30 years of age probably dont fall into the "kiddies" category) ARE proper gamers and I would challenge you for reasons counter to that.
Yes the controls on a PC are immensely more responsive than on a game pad, however all other users on your chosen game console are using the same method so this brings a level playing field. Yes, graphics are superior for most games on PC but look at the cost of this. Would your PC from 5 years ago still be able to play CoD/BF at a decent res/speed?
Knowing that my console at purchase was going to be able to play every game released for it over the next 5-10 years with no upgrades required means I can just buy the damn thing without looking through a list of tech specs.
Also there are the platform excllusive titles which sometimes force your choice.
Different stokes for different folks eh?
Go and find another bridge to hide under.
My 50" TV (Xbox) gives me the same field of view (with less eye strain) than using my 13" laptop... Nothing stopping an XBox user using a PC monitor or vice versa!