Back in the day, when EA was working on Medal of Honor (2010), they had made a huge hue and cry about how their game would triumph over the Call of Duty series – especially the Modern Warfare games. Now we all know how that turned out, but that still hasn’t stopped EA from going after Activision's cash cow once again.
This time however, they’ve pegged their hopes on Battlefield 3, the upcoming class based shooter from DICE, who incidentally worked on Medal of Honor’s crappy multiplayer as well. Besides Battlefield 3, EA has quite a stellar first-person shooter line up next year in the form of the over-the-top BulletStorm and the eagerly awaited Crysis 2.
And then, somewhere down the line, they’ll even have the game from Respawn Entertainment – a studio formed by Call of Duty veterans, Jason West and Vince Zampella. Details are obviously non-existent at this point in time, but John Riccitiello, EA’s CEO feels it’s “a really cool product”. I'm sure it is, John.
On another note, Battlefield Vietnam – the multiplayer expansion to Battlefield Bad Company 2, launches by the 18th of December for the PC (via Steam), Xbox360 (XBL) and the PS3 (PSN). Hit me
(nashb81) up on Steam if you're getting the game.