In the ongoing battle between EA and Activision concerning the two biggest titles of the year (potentially), EA has been getting in a lot of shots.
But now that Battlefield 3 has plenty of support and hype, maybe it's time that Infinity Ward fires back and defends their upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 . Well, don't forget that multiple studios are working on MW3, so in this case, it's Sledgehammer Games that comes to the rescue for CoD fanatics. Sledgehammer boss Glen Schofield spoke to AusGamers about the big new blockbuster, and he had a few jabs for DICE:
"You can go out and name your engine and call it whatever you want, right. You know, I've done that before, I've seen that trick and the bottom line is, this game will run at 60 frames a second. Not sure any of our competitors will.
Not sure I've seen any of our competitors on the console, especially running at 60 frames a second, and I'd be a little scared at this point – in June – if I was looking forward to a particular game that wasn't on the console and running at 60."
Schofield adds that 60FPS gives MW3 the "competitive edge" and at the end of the day, "you don't ship an engine, you ship a game." He has a point. Then again, many gamers have responded by saying they'd prefer 30FPS with Frostbite 2 rather than 60FPS with a 6-year-old engine. It's true that a developer doesn't "ship an engine," but isn't that kind of important?
At any rate, you can bet that both productions involved will be immensely popular; the only question that remains is- which one wins from a critical standpoint? It'll be interesting.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3