Is Electronic Arts getting cold feet? In June the European Senior Vice President of EA, Jens Uwe Intat, announced that Battlefield 3 would turn the tide in the FPS war between Battlefield and Call of Duty.
However, Battlefield 3’s Executive Producer Patrick Bach has said otherwise. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge, he insists that EA’s focus is on their own title, not the competition’s.
“Honestly, we’re not trying to go after CoD. Of course there will be crossover – it’s a first-person shooter, it’s modern-day, and there are resemblances on locations, even – we’re all inspired by the same media and the world around us. But to be a star you need to play your own songs.”
So is this Electronic Arts backtracking on their previous comments, or a difference of opinion? Or were their previous comments simply misconstrued? We’ll leave that question up to you to decide.
However, after our poll showed nearly 67% of you are purchasing Battlefield 3 instead of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, we don’t think Electronic Arts have too much to worry about in terms of taking in solid sales numbers.