This November, it will very likely be Battlefield 3 vs. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in the FPS heavyweight bout. And while most publishers would be intimidated by going up against Activision's CoD, EA has expressed plenty of confidence in their horse.
Executive Producer Patrick Bach first referenced the review scores for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 last year. It's worth mentioning because if you check with any given community online, many will say BC2 turned out to be a better shooter than Black Ops . Said Bach:
"Asking the community and the reviewers which was the better game (between Bad Company 2 and Black Ops), we had the higher score. So we've already built a better game in theory, but I think it's just based on the trust everyone has in DICE and in us building Battlefield games in general."
Of course, just because Bach and the rest of the gang at EA and DICE are certain of a critical success, they're not about to make any predictions when it comes to the sales contest. But he once again made one very clear statement; after saying he doesn't know if Battlefield 3 will outperform the new CoD, he added, "if you have the better product, why wouldn't you?" Well, that's a darn good question, and one we touch on in our recent editorial .
Whatever happens, it'll be interesting to see the clash of the titans in November. Sorry, we can't exactly count Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception ; it's an exclusive title and therefore disqualified in any discussion concerning overall sales potential.
Related Game(s): Battlefield 3