This most recent part of the on-going rivalry between the Battlefield and Call of Duty franchises came during an interview between Soderlund and MCV.
“Competition is good,” said Soderlund. “It brings the best out of people. If there was only Battlefield or only Call of Duty, then the development teams might have been a little bit more content. We don’t look at them necessarily and mimic what they do.”
He went on to stalk about how Battlefield 3’s success has meant Activision now has to look out for what could happen with the upcoming instalments for both franchises.
“Maybe [Activision] weren’t thinking about us much when we made Battlefield 3, but I can tell you, they are thinking about us now. They need too. We made a dent in the FPS market and we took share from them. And I am not going to give up until I’m No.1 and I am going to make sure I’m No.1.”
Soderlund also felt there was no pressure on Battlefield to become a yearly franchise like Call of Duty currently is.
“We have other games now.” Adding: “We have Titanfall, which we didn’t have when we had Medal of Honor. To me it is about a balanced portfolio.”
We will probably hear much more from both sides in the run up to the releases of these games. Meanwhile, which side of the fence do you come down on between these two games, or are you going to be enjoying both releases when they’re released?
Battlefield 4 comes to PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 29th with the PlayStation 4 version arriving on 12th November in North America and November 29th in Europe, while it will be coming to Xbox One on November 19th for North America and November 22nd for Europe.