Infinity Ward dismissed “silly publisher talk” regarding BF3 vs MW3 battle
Modern Warfare 3 has now launched, and has been met with great reviews, and analysts suggest that it will be selling very well, too, hitting the 6 million benchmark by the end of the very first day on the market.
However, there were several furious talk between fans of the CoD game and fans of Battlefield 3 regarding which one of the two will be better. There were several strong remarks by EA, some direct and some indirect, but Infinity Ward does not want to indulge in this “sill publisher talk.”
“When both games succeed it’s better for the industry as a whole,” Infinity Ward exec producer Mark Rubin said while speaking to Eurogamer. “It’s not just us – we want the gaming industry to succeed because the better the gaming industry does the better we all do. We root for everybody.
“Honestly, it’s the fans you want to listen to. They’re gamers, they’re going to play both games, both games are great. Much respect for everyone involved on the DICE side and I think they feel the same way with us. We’re friends with them. It’s not what they portray on the EA side.”
When asked about the problems Infinity Ward faced during the beginning stages of this game’s development, when the co-founders and 40 more employees along with them left the development team, Rubin said: “That’s what makes this whole event so much sweeter. We really did struggle through a very difficult time, we powered through it, we got a lot of great help from the Sledgehammer guys to be here not only with a finished game, but a game we feel is the best we’ve made yet.”
When asked what he had to say on the controversy sparked regarding MW3’s “No Russian”-type moment (no spoilers, for those of you who want to remain pure), he said: “It’s out of context so it’s hard to say. When you play the game you’ll realise why it’s there and where it sits. When we design our single-player we’ve always gone for movies as our inspiration and not necessarily other games and so everything we do is geared around storytelling, and that sort of cinematic experience and the ‘No Russian’ level and anything you’ve seen in the leaks is the same thing.”
We will be posting our review of Modern Warfare 3 very soon. Stay tuned.