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EA – Call of Duty Will Have Tough Competition For The First Time

We have seen some pretty hot competition between the two upcoming hot titles Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and alongside the competition we’ve also seen claims from both EA and Activision about how one is better than the other.

The latest in the long-running episodes of verbal pressurizations is that of EA claiming that the Call of Duty series is going to be properly challenged for the first time by DICE’s Battlefield 3. Frank Gibeau, EA’s new head of Labels, told CVG that Infinity Ward is going to get heavy competition for the first time in a long while, and EA plans to out-do them with Battlefield 3.

“We’re all in. We’re going for it. How you measure victory, I don’t know. What I’m curious about is how the game is going to finish from a quality standpoint – I think it’s going to be great,” he continued. “We’re going to take share from them and I think we’re going to grow the business significantly. We’re going to give them competition for the first time that they haven’t had,” said Gibeau.

The Frostbite 2.0 engine, along with the extreme realism and intense multiplayer are the elements that are making Battlefield look so strong, perhaps even a touch superior to the upcoming Modern Warfare 3.

“We like to think that we’ve got a pretty powerful game offer with the technology base that is brand new, next generation and should set new standards for what happens in FPS.”

The claims can be termed as a little premature, but survey does suggest that majority of the gamers are more inclined towards Battlefield 3 rather than MW3, simply because BF3 offers a completely new experience – one which is fresh in the series, whereas MW3 picks up a bit too much from its predecessors.

There is also the obvious two-week gap between the release dates of the two games. Battlefield 3 will be released on October 25, 2011, while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be out on November 08 this year.

Could the two-week lead help EA accomplish their objective of overthrowing the Call of Duty series’ title of modern FPS-king?