Should Black Ops III Be Scared Of Star Wars: Battlefront?
Yes, I know. There's zero chance that Star Wars: Battlefront outsells Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
But that's not really the question. Years ago, EA said they just wanted to keep chipping away at the FPS monopoly Activision had generated with the massive blockbuster that is Call of Duty. EA knew no Battlefield would actually outsell any new CoD, but they were content with taking the slow road, with eating away at the lead.
According to the evidence, it appears they've done exactly that. Despite the resurgence that was Advanced Warfare last year, it's undeniable that the lackluster Ghosts entry caused CoD to take a step back. Now, Star Wars: Battlefront looks fresh and exciting, and everyone seems to be talking about it. The interesting part about this is that both titles were just recently revealed and it seems clear that Battlefront dominates the buzz at this point.
I know Activision hasn't kicked in the marketing blitz just yet and we still need to see gameplay and get more multiplayer details for Black Ops III. But all things considered, I get the feeling that more gamers are intrigued by Battlefront and despite what should be a valiant effort by Treyarch, many other gamers are just a little tired of the CoD franchise.
What do you think?
5/4/2015 9:49:32 PM Ben Dutka