Monday, October 10th 2011

Battlefield 3 To Duke It Out With Modern Warfare 3 For Supremacy

BF3 and MW3 are both being released at nearly the same time, just a couple of weeks apart. Since they both target the same high-end gaming audience, there's going to be some very stiff competition indeed between the two games. What's interesting is the chest-beating that Patrick Liu, producer of developer DICE, is doing. He believes that BF3 will take on and make a severe dent in market share for MW3, although he admits that Activision will be hard to push aside:"From what I've seen of Modern Warfare 3 it looks great, as usual. I think we're going to put a huge dent, so to speak, in [Activision's] market, but they're a behemoth. It's not easy to move them... although I believe that we have already done that, with Battlefield 3's campaign so far. But at the same time, from a developer standpoint, we really focus on creating our own game and making the best that we can. We set the bar quite high for ourselves, and that's usually the biggest challenge for us." From the looks of it though, it looks like he wanted to set it even higher, but it would have taken too much time:"I know that the game is never actually done - we can always improve the game. We have lots of ideas on how to improve this, so if we could we would push Battlefield 3 back a year or two maybe. But that wouldn't make any sense. So the biggest challenge is really our own requirements for ourselves." Who wins the battle of the ratings remains to be seen.

Source: SPOnG
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63 Comments on Battlefield 3 To Duke It Out With Modern Warfare 3 For Supremacy

#1
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
I got COD4 about 6 months after launch for 15$ from a friend. I ended up loosing the key and paying 10$ for a new key.
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erocker
I honestly don't see how these games are even related. I doubt there's many people out there who have to decide between one game or the other. If they want both, they'll get both. Gameplay is very different between the two. CoD Vs. Battlefield is nothing but a made up/manufactured bunch of bull to get people to buy more crap. I wonder how this is news across so many different websites, when this is exactly what DICE and .. whoever makes MW3 now want. That's all, I'm not giving this thread another thought.

Good day.:)
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[H]@RD5TUFF
erocker said:
I honestly don't see how these games are even related. I doubt there's many people out there who have to decide between one game or the other. If they want both, they'll get both. Gameplay is very different between the two. CoD Vs. Battlefield is nothing but a made up/manufactured bunch of bull to get people to buy more crap. I wonder how this is news across so many different websites, when this is exactly what DICE and .. whoever makes MW3 now want. That's all, I'm not giving this thread another thought.

Good day.:)
Agreed.

apples and oranges.
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#5
EarthDog
LOL, his comments remind me of what Favre said about Aaron Rogers... haha, "Oh...... its a good product, BUT..........:
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#6
Strider
erocker said:
I honestly don't see how these games are even related. I doubt there's many people out there who have to decide between one game or the other. If they want both, they'll get both. Gameplay is very different between the two. CoD Vs. Battlefield is nothing but a made up/manufactured bunch of bull to get people to buy more crap. I wonder how this is news across so many different websites, when this is exactly what DICE and .. whoever makes MW3 now want. That's all, I'm not giving this thread another thought.

Good day.:)
You're 100% correct, these games should not be compared, the only real thing they have in common is they are both FPS. CoD is more of a console "arcade" shooter, where as Battlefield is more of PC tactical shooter.

However, they are just as much compared by the end users as they are news and reviews online. They might be completely different "styles" of FPS, but they are the two dominate modern retail FPS out there.

They both also represent a very hot topic in gaming these days, and that's "console vs PC".

Consoles are easier and cheaper to develop for, yet they are over 6 years behind PC technology. PC games cost more to develop for current technology and the end user has to spend more to make sure they have the current hardware to run the game. So with that logic in mind, the "console port" has taken over the PC gaming market.

So now we have this war between the two platforms. Real PC gamers are sick of getting ripped off, myself being one of them. So I think this constant comparison between these two series is also a direct reflection of this platform debate. Since you may notice that even though gameplay is indeed brought up a lot in these comparisons (even though like you said, it should not be, since they are indeed different games), technology is also brought up more often than not, from the PC gamers that is.

That's just my thoughts on the subject. :)

Oh, and I happen to know a lot of people that are on the fence on what game to get. They like both series, but either can't afford both, or in the cases I know of personally, are sick of the same old same old from CoD and want something new. I am not on this fence. I will not touch MW3, I have grown to dislike most all console ports in any respect, and grown to hate CoD for what Activision has done to what was once a great series. I built my current system for Battlefield 3, so this was a decision I made a long time ago already. hah
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#7
eidairaman1
Ill take a mouse n keyboard anyday for FPS Games
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#8
Bundy
H82LUZ73 said:
cry some more it is NEVER COMING TO STEAM Get over it.
WTF are you on about? Perhaps you should read my post again.
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[H]@RD5TUFF
Bundy said:
WTF are you on about? Perhaps you should read my post again.
Wondered that too.:wtf:
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#10
ERazer
ill buy BF3 definitely, im just hoping steam able to sell it

COD cant really say much played it before but the lack dedicated server back then kinna shun me off
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#11
Swansen
why are people arguing?? really? these are both first person shoots, but, they play completely different.. they are more or less two completely different games. Better yet, can't decide on one? PLAY BOTH!...
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[H]@RD5TUFF
ERazer said:
ill buy BF3 definitely, im just hoping steam able to sell it

COD cant really say much played it before but the lack dedicated server back then kinna shun me off
Afraid that's never going to happen, and origin is crap make sure to get a physical copy.
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Strider
[H]@RD5TUFF said:
Afraid that's never going to happen, and origin is crap make sure to get a physical copy.
Origin is still required to play Battlefield 3, no matter how you obtain your copy, just as Steam is required for some games.

Origin is not bad at all. It uses less resource than Steam (not that this should be a concern if you're playing BF3. You should have a PC capable of it.), it's a significant improvement over EA Downloader and EA Link, provides EA with better DRM (blame the pirates, not the publisher), it also provides a means to help ban hack users. Just like Steam, you can have your ID banned and product keys deactivated.

I am not sure why people are so dead set against Origin. I guess it's to be expected, the same thing happened when Steam first started.
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