When you look at Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 , do you see a significant difference?
According to developer DICE, you should. While many have claimed that the BF3 designer has altered their series to look and play more like the competition, DICE executive producer Patric Bach says they're "not straying away from the [Battlefield] formula." In speaking to Eurogamer TV , he says it's not about looking to CoD or anywhere else to get ideas or new inspiration; it's about internal studio brainstorming.
"It is a very different feeling we're going after. We're not straying away from our own ideas. We are looking at our own stuff, maybe a bit too much at times because sometimes you forget to look at what everyone else is doing. But of course it adds a lot of pressure when people's expectations are that maybe we should do something else, rather than doing what we're doing."
Lead game designer David Goldfarb echoes those thoughts and adds that while they didn't set out to be "consciously different," they're going after a "very different feeling" in comparison to MW3. Also, you may notice a particular statement later in the article, where they address the recent cop-shooting controversy. Goldfarb says-
"It's hugely important to us to have single-player as the thing that identifies the tone of the game."
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Related Game(s): Battlefield 3