EA’ s CEO John Riccitiello last night told investors that the publisher is aiming for Call of Duty’s sales, while also saying DICE’s new game is the superior one.
“We know we have a big competitor,” he said. “But head-to-head with Call of Duty in Q3, we have the superior game engine, a superior development studio, and a flat out superior game. Our goal is to significantly gain share in the huge FPS category and to put the other team on defence.”
Interestingly Riccitiello says Battlefield 3 pre-orders are already up 700 per cent “versus the same period before the launch of Battlefield: Bad Company 2,” which is impressive considering the last game didn’t do too badly.
“A lot of people are telling us they want to play this game on day one,” he insisted.
EA revealed last night that Battlefield 2 has now sold over 7 million units.
Activision is yet to announce details of its latest Call of Duty game.
Battlefield 3 is out later this year and you can pre-order your copy here (PC), here (360) and here (PS3).