EA Ready to "Attack" Modern Warfare

Andy Chalk

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EA Ready to "Attack" Modern Warfare


Battlefield: Bad Company 2 [http://www.ea.com] to make it a success.

There's no question that when it comes to modern combat shooters, Activision's recently announced [http://www.modernwarfare2.com/agegate.php] Medal of Honor overhaul.

"In March we will launch Battlefield: Bad Company 2, which is our first strong attack on Call of Duty," EA Europe Senior Vice President Jens Uwe Intat said in an interview with MCV [http://www.mcvuk.com/news/37072/EA-DICE-can-topple-Call-of-Duty].

"The shooter space is one we don't want to give up. It's an important genre and we were the number one," he continued. "So we are certainly working on how we can get that crown back and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is an important product in that context. The franchise is strong, with a good product record."

When I first saw the headline I assumed that the revamped Panama Canal gameplay [http://www.amazon.com/Medal-Honor-Xbox-360/dp/B000TI836G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1278970632&sr=1-1] trailer, I can't help but think that maybe Intat is onto something. "If any of our studios can take on Modern Warfare then it's DICE," he added.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is scheduled for release on March 2 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.


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Let me point out that ever since I saw gameplay videos for Bad Company 2, I immediately saw it as vastly superior to MWII.

Although, it's all down to words and specs right now, the final word isn't till BC2 is playable and in the hands of the people.

If there's anyone capable of tackling the money shitting behemoth that Call of Duty became, I'd say that's undoubtedly the Bad Company franchise.
 

Andy Chalk

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I hope this outsells MW2 on pc, that would really shove it to IW. Yeah take that while you sit on your tonnes of bank notes not caring.
 

Discord

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I think this is great. Too giants going at each other to compete who's got the better game means better game expereinces for players, more or better future DLC and much more care and time being put in the creation and polishing of games.
 

Ranooth

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Hmmm, i like Medal Of Honor, but i also like Call of Duty. But which one is better?

There's only one way to find out..............[HEADING=1]FIGHT![/HEADING]
 

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Fox KITSUNE said:
I think this is great. Too giants going at each other to compete who's got the better game means better game expereinces for players, more or better future DLC and much more care and time being put in the creation and polishing of games.
Definetly, if anything it will push them to work harder and to make better games. Competition breeds good and fresh ideas!
 

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Jaredin said:
Fox KITSUNE said:
I think this is great. Too giants going at each other to compete who's got the better game means better game expereinces for players, more or better future DLC and much more care and time being put in the creation and polishing of games.
Definetly, if anything it will push them to work harder and to make better games. Competition breeds good and fresh ideas!
I agree, the more furious this competition gets the better quality games we are given :D

GOOOOO EA GOOOOOO
 

Coaxill

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Bad company 2 is without a doubt better than MW2 but I still hate EA. I will support IW to the end no matter what stupid shit they pull.
 

D_987

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The problem with the Battlefield franchise - when compared to something like Modern Warfare 2, is that it's not casual enough. Modern Warfare 2 has a huge movie-like story, fast easy-to pick up and play gameplay and a sense of progression whatever you do.

Battlefield can try to copy that sense of progression, but by its very nature large scale team battles aren't going to attract the same attention as small, fast paced games that anyone can play. What's more, Battlefields last title in this franchise (Bad Company) was a terrible failure - an extremely poor single player campaign with a sometimes fun multi-player; not really the sort of game you want to compete with Modern Warfare 2's adrenaline-rush style gameplay. However, the success of the spin-off 1943 might have given the series sufficient public knowledge to get a large number of sales - who knows?

Medal of Honour might have a better chance as it's a more console-orientated franchise - even so, many "non-hardcore" (you know what I mean; the sort that don't spend their time discussing games on the internet but play Call of Duty for hours) gamers have never heard of either franchise, and if they have their experiences are mixed (from personal experience).

Sorry EA, I wouldn't go around claiming they can challenge Modern Warfare 2 in terms of sales just yet...
 

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Well, IMHO Bad Company 1 was the worst single/muliplayer game I've ever played, only being beaten by the Uncharted 2 multiplayer (but the singleplayer was good). Unless they changed a lot of things in Bad Company 2, I will continue to think it is a horrible game.

Medal of Honor looks interesting, though.
 

comadorcrack

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Ranooth said:
Hmmm, i like Medal Of Honor, but i also like Call of Duty. But which one is better?

There's only one way to find out..............[HEADING=1]FIGHT![/HEADING]
Well I'm not gonna top that...

Or am I...

There's only one way to -- NO!

Bad Comadorcrack, You lost the joke, let it go...
 

Andy Chalk

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Caliostro said:
Let me point out that ever since I saw gameplay videos for Bad Company 2, I immediately saw it as vastly superior to MWII.

Although, it's all down to words and specs right now, the final word isn't till BC2 is playable and in the hands of the people.

If there's anyone capable of tackling the money shitting behemoth that Call of Duty became, I'd say that's undoubtedly the Bad Company franchise.
maybe the single player portion alone, dont get me wrong, Bad Company 1's storyline was a mixture of awesome and badass with a shot of Michael Bay to round it out, and if they follow any sort of line as they did in the first, I might get it simply for the single player.

of course multiplayer sucks ass for simple reasons that are in every single online shooter of the same type.

prone, powerful sniper rifles [as in you DIE from a 12.7x99mm round, not run off and insta-heal], and overall squad gameplay, yes it was a good idea, but then again I hate how I tried to tell my team-mates about the rifleman behind him only to find out that he doesn't have a mic. not only that, but you can only talk to the 4 people in your squad, so there is no cross squad tactics you can even think about using.

if they even just fix the squad thing, I might try out the online part, but besides that, a rent for me.

Fox KITSUNE said:
I think this is great. Too giants going at each other to compete who's got the better game means better game expereinces for players, more or better future DLC and much more care and time being put in the creation and polishing of games.

hopefully it wont make one of the competitors shut down, that would be bad.

I mean, after EA just laid off tons of employees and everything, its plausible.

what would stop whoever won from making crap cash-outs of the franchise [note the irony, Battlefield started as a straight forward multiplayer game set in war zones from some of the biggest wars in history, Call of Duty was a great single player game with solid stories].
 

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I have always been a fan of the DICE games BF2 2142 and soon to be BC2. I have enjoyed countless hours of intense online combat and look forward to many many more with BC2.

Don't get me wrong, I think EA is the devil. But that can't stop them from producing soul devouringly fun games.
 

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Ranooth said:
Hmmm, i like Medal Of Honor, but i also like Call of Duty. But which one is better?

There's only one way to find out..............[HEADING=1]FIGHT![/HEADING] [HEADING=1]BATTLE ROYALE![/HEADING]
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Ranooth said:
Hmmm, i like Medal Of Honor, but i also like Call of Duty. But which one is better?

There's only one way to find out..............[HEADING=1]FIGHT![/HEADING]
Harry Hill ftw.

Looks cool...I'll wait to see the response before buying.
 

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Coaxill said:
Bad company 2 is without a doubt better than MW2 but I still hate EA. I will support IW to the end no matter what stupid shit they pull.
Despite them reducing the quality of your gaming experience, you'll let them walk all over you?