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Friday, 13 May 2011 09:17

BF3 and next CoD title to go head to head

Written by David Stellmack
activision

The challenger to take to the king in November
Sources in the retail community are confirming to us what most of us had already guessed: Electronic Arts will be pitting the upcoming release of Battlefield 3 within days of the release of the next Call of Duty title due to be released in November.

The move will set up a sales grudge match of sorts with the challenger, Battlefield 3, going after the undisputed king of the sales hill against none other than the next Call of Duty, which is believed to be called Modern Warfare 3. Whispers suggest that Activision will make the next CoD title official with an announcement ahead of E3 on or about May 23rd.

The decision by Electronic Arts to go after Call of Duty has been spelled out in the past, with EA claiming that they want to recapture the FPS crown. Battlefield 3 has been hailed by pretty much everyone as a game changer for EA and if it delivers, it should make a dent in CoD sales.

Analysts that we have spoken with still don’t think even if everything goes right with the release and sales of Battlefield 3 that it will really make that much of a difference in the sales of the next CoD title. As one analyst told us, “…with Battlefield 3 looking like a title that has significant potential, I am not sure that I would want to share the spotlight with the next CoD title. If people only have money for one title, it is likely that they will choose CoD and where does that leave Battlefield 3? More space between the releases might be the best move for Battlefield 3.”

While we are hearing that the two titles will be released within days of each other, we don’t know which title will be released first. We suspect, however, that EA will want every advantage; so it is likely that they will release first to get the jump on the CoD release. It is expected that EA will announce the release date for Battlefield 3 at E3 in June.


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+29 #1 Xyllian 2011-05-13 09:24
I have preordered BF3 already and am considering weather to buy the next cod or not, any ideas? Mony isnt a problem, giving monies to Activision is.
 
 
+17 #2 Boomstick777 2011-05-13 09:24
Looking forward to both of these games, Battlefield 3 does look epic though, will be hard for COD to beat it in graphics or sound, unless it has a new game engine?

Going to get both as im a fps addict :/
 
 
+14 #3 guideX 2011-05-13 11:23
Quoting Xyllian:
I have preordered BF3 already and am considering weather to buy the next cod or not, any ideas? Mony isnt a problem, giving monies to Activision is.

COD is not really going to be much of a new experience.. Rent it for the single-player
 
 
+39 #4 thematrix606 2011-05-13 11:25
Oh come on, Battlefield 3 of course!
 
 
+19 #5 Fud_u 2011-05-13 11:37
In the video game world. This might be the only 2 franchise that dare to go head-to-head with each other. I'll be buying both, but I always ended up playing BF more than COD for some reason.
 
 
+5 #6 Boomstick777 2011-05-13 12:05
Quoting guideX:
[quote name="Xyllian"]
COD is not really going to be much of a new experience.. Rent it for the single-player





I haven't seen anything about the new COD game yet, except that is supposed to be a big step up in online gaming? http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH/gaming.gadgets/05/09/call.of.duty/index.html?iref=obnetwork. You got any links to anything about the single player campaign?
 
 
-55 #7 Warrior24_7 2011-05-13 13:01
EA picks another fight and gets its @$$ kicked! First it was HALO now its COD. EA said the same $h!t about Crysis 1, and THAT got it @$$ kicked by EVERY FPS game released that year! Next it was Crysis 2 and that got owned by Zoomba! Is anybody even still talking about that game anymore? Now its BF3 and I wonder what the excuse will be when Activision starts handing out face stomps like halloween candy? The ONLY chance that BF3 has is if EA quits treating gamers like they're stupid by focusing on only "1" aspect of the game and that is graphics! Releasing a broken, $h!tty @$$ game, but say look at the graphics just doesn't cut it! If BF3 is anything like Crysis, then it doesn't stand a chance. :D
 
 
+13 #8 bardenck 2011-05-13 15:36
Quoting Fud_u:
In the video game world. This might be the only 2 franchise that dare to go head-to-head with each other. I'll be buying both, but I always ended up playing BF more than COD for some reason.


cuz its better..maybe?! tanks,choppers, atv's,uav's.........
 
 
+18 #9 Zabu 2011-05-13 19:27
They said it wrong!
If people only have money for one title, it is likely that they will choose Battlefield 3 and where does that leave CoD?
See?? That's alot better.
Money is no issue and i will not buy CoD! Simple!
 
 
+14 #10 OnaZ 2011-05-14 06:21
BATTLEFIELD 3 ALL THE WAY!!!.
WHATS COD? Nah I wont be paying for that sorry.
 

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