EA On Battlefield 4 vs. Ghosts: We Feel Good About Our Horse
The epic battle for first-person supremacy between Activision's Call of Duty and Electronic Arts' Battlefield franchises continues to rage. It's a heavweight bout!
While there's still virtually no chance a new Battlefield actually outsells a new CoD entry, EA's series has continued to steal away market share with every passing year. This makes things interesting, and EA Labels president Frank Gibeau says in truth, this competition is good for the industry. Competition begets quality, after all.
During a Gamescom interview with CVG, Gibeau didn't rule out the possibility of Battlefield 4 outselling Call of Duty: Ghosts:
"Look, we are absolutely going for it. It's a competition and we feel really good about Battlefield 4, and we have an old saying at EA which is 'transition is our friend', and we're going to try to lap them with new technology, new innovation, and new capabilities. So do I think we're going to do better than last time? Absolutely."
EA has steadily gained on Activision in the FPS race and while people may not like it, Gibeau believes that "competition drives innovation." He added that it's good for everyone, including the developers and consumers. As for the future shooter lineup, Medal of Honor is gone and EA will focus on Battlefield, Titanfall and Star Wars: Battlefront. Will that be enough to take down Call of Duty? Well, analysts are predicting a slide from Ghosts this year, so in the future, anything's possible.
8/27/2013 9:54:40 PM Ben Dutka