Frank Gibeau recently revealed that Battlefield outsold Call of Duty in some EU territories and said that they’re “slamming”the competition with new innovations.
Now, another EA exec chimes in and goes one step further. In a recent interview with MCV Magazine EA Games’ executive vice president Patrick Soderlund has stated that the Battlefield franchise has given EA a strong standing for the FPS crown; and thinks they have a proper chance at unseating the current FPS king.
“But we think about them. Maybe they 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.
Just in case you think this is some exec puffing some air, Soderlund follows it up by adding that he wouldn’t have said something like this if he didn’t believe it.
“I wouldn’t say we could be no.1 if I didn’t think we could. I think I have the right team, the right product and the right strategy to get there.”
I think that Battlefield is on the up climb while Call of Duty is on the down climb, and that Battlefield will almost definitely overtake Call of Duty soon, maybe even as soon as Battlefield 4 vs Call of Duty: Ghosts.