Published on November 2nd, 2011 | by The_Mack_Attack3
EA Calls Truce on War With Call of Duty
It seems EA have decided to lay the gloves down and call a truce to the trash talking war between themselves and other heavyweight first person shooter Call of Duty.
In a recent interview with gaming website IGN, 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.
The list of media stabs at Call of duty by EA are not short, last month EA released a television ad for their newly released game Battlefield 3, titled “Above and Beyond the Call”, which was obviously pointed towards Call of Duty. Back in April EA CEO John Riccitiello said that Battlefield 3 was designed to take down soon to be released Modern Warfare 3, clearly stating they had the better product.
Battlefield 3 has been out for over a week and according to a statement by EA they have sold 5 million copies. With release the game had it’s problems, complaints about the campaign, bugs, glitches, server issues and many fans just feeling down right disappointed with the game.
Maybe EA know’s what is in store when Modern Warfare 3 hits stores in less then a week. Maybe they think Battlefield 3 didn’t live up to the hype that everyone predicted. Either way this year has been a step up in what competition Call of Duty has to deal with in the shooter market.
Do you think Battlefield will ever have a chance against Call of Duty?