Battlefield 3 Gets November Release, Hopes to Replace Call of Duty FranchiseBy Joseph Oliveto
The Call of Duty franchise, despite giving us the relatively disappointing Black Ops recently, remains the reigning champ of the first-person shooter genre as of now. However, we all know that whether your series is an FPS or an RPG, in the gaming world it is just a matter of time before someone else comes along and claims your crown.
Well, according to IGN, the folks at Electronic Arts hope that Battlefield 3, which now has a confirmed November 2011 release date, will do just that.
At the Ad Age Digital Conference in New York City, EA CEO John Riccitiello had the following to say:
“This November, we’re launching Battlefield 3. It’s going up against Call of Duty, which is presently the number one game in the game industry…A game that last year did $400 million in revenue on day one. [Battlefield 3] is designed to take this game down.”
Well, Riccitiello is right about one thing: Call of Duty certainly is the number one game in the industry. It will be no easy feat to replace the title, especially since a lot of casual gamers are more aware of the CoD franchise than they are of the slightly more obscure Battlefield series, but in the end, it is often the stronger game that prevails.
In that respect, Riccitiello thinks Battlefield 3 is the winner, saying “We think we have a better product.”
We’ll see, sir.
Do you think that Battlefield 3 can stand up against the CoD franchise?