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Mike Nomad
12-04-2010, 09:08 AM
EA CEO Believes Battlefield Can Beat Call Of Duty



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by Phil Kollar on December 03, 2010 at 02:20 PM

It's no secret that Electronic Arts has been gunning for the Call of Duty franchise, what with their aggressive (if not entirely successful (http://www.gameinformer.com/games/medal_of_honor/b/xbox360/archive/2010/10/12/ea-s-reboot-fails-to-polish-tarnished-medal-of-honor-franchise.aspx)) Medal of Honor reboot. However, it's not the Medal of Honor series that EA's top man thinks has the best chance of overtaking Activision's crown jewel.

In an interview with Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/5705433/the-plan-to-dethrone-call-of-duty), EA CEO John Riccitiello explained that he believes the publisher can take Call of Duty's top spot in the shooter genre by continuing to release better games. He noted, "I think it's interesting that [DICE's] Battlefield Bad Company 2 got the same Metacritic score as [Call of Duty:] Black Ops." Both games currently have a Metacritic score of 88. Riccitiello hopes that Battlefield will pull ahead next year.

"If I had to pick the story I'd like to play out next year is we ship a 90 and they ship an 85. [Activision has] an awful lot of momentum without their brand, no doubt. What I've witnessed a couple of times in the games industry is the way you unseat a market leader is you make a better game a couple of times in a row."

Numerous times throughout the interview, Riccitiello referred to DICE and its Battlefield franchise as EA's greatest hope and something he "feel[s] incredibly good about." Speaking about the upcoming Battlefield 3, he said, "I think we're going to lift the game pretty dramatically in the first-person shooter category."

So why would Riccitiello focus so much on Battlefield and not the Medal of Honor relaunch? If Metacritic and making "better" games is how he's measuring the company's ability to take on Call of Duty, Medal of Honor's current Metacritic score (http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/medal-of-honor)of 74 probably doesn't help his argument.

SOURCE (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/12/03/ea-ceo-believes-battlefield-can-beat-call-of-duty.aspx)

Mike Nomad
12-04-2010, 09:15 AM
They have a good shot because with BO, they've gone away from true quality gameplay and resorted to toys and gimmicks in game to hold user/player interest.


The most important things to do are;


Restore TRUE DEDICATED SERVERS with ALL server files released to the public and allow the users putting up servers to CHOOSE their OWN GSP or use their own facilities.
Provide a FULL MAP and MOD Editor at the same time of release.

Restore full user participation in the games - ITS what made MOH to begin with!! BO screwed the pooch with the "exclusive single GSP" crap.. and the bullshit surrounding the lack of a map and mod editor at the time of release sealed the negative dealio.
Publishers need to get back to basics and put playability, repeat playability and in-depth gameplay back into these FPS games.... Keep the gimmicks for the small minded but allow the serious gamers an opportunity to turn that crap OFF.

The garbage they're releasing these days is geared at kids ..... they have the attention span of an Aardvark! The publishers are missing a full 60 percent of the market potential.

10-78 Busterking
12-04-2010, 10:26 AM
PC gamers will have a great quality game soon, it's called "Red Orchestra 2: Heroes Of Stalingrad (http://forums.tripwireinteractive.com/showthread.php?t=34141)" scheduled to be released 1st, Quarter OF 2011.

It will have everything that we need without the begging required and expected by EA DICE/Activision TreyArch and their games!

[3rdArmy]CW-4
12-04-2010, 11:48 AM
"So why would Riccitiello focus so much on Battlefield and not the Medal of Honor relaunch?"

Because MOH is just a re-skinned Battlefield without all the vehicles Easier to re-skin it again instead of starting over.

zeroy
12-04-2010, 05:30 PM
They have a good shot because with BO, they've gone away from true quality gameplay and resorted to toys and gimmicks in game to hold user/player interest.

They do indeed but thinking again im not sure why COD always gets compared to BF games and vice-versa. When BF2 was hot stuff, COD was too - there is, imo, place for the two franchise to be successful. They need to go back to what worked: Team-play, huge battlefields and modding+public servers.

Mike Nomad
12-04-2010, 05:41 PM
They do indeed but thinking again im not sure why COD always gets compared to BF games and vice-versa. When BF2 was hot stuff, COD was too - there is, imo, place for the two franchise to be successful. They need to go back to what worked: Team-play, huge battlefields and modding+public servers.



Absolutely Correct.... We do not have that from either EA/DICE or Activision/Treyarch. Instead, they're gonna GREED themselves into oblivion. Consoles are already on a serious decline... - Its OLD technology.

Mike Nomad
12-04-2010, 05:46 PM
PC gamers will have a great quality game soon, it's called "Red Orchestra 2: Heroes Of Stalingrad (http://forums.tripwireinteractive.com/showthread.php?t=34141)" scheduled to be released 1st, Quarter OF 2011.

It will have everything that we need without the begging required and expected by EA DICE/Activision TreyArch and their games!


Absolutely correct..... EA and Activision are on the road to hell in a hand basket.

Personally, I know I was correct last June when I said the deal with BO was smothered in IW Deja VU.... I won't beg for shit. Those greedy bastards (EA/ACTV) will soon wear out the users with their GREED.