Saturday, 20 August 2011

Call of Duty vs Battlefield - Who will win the war this year?

Over the last few years the war between Activision and EA (to be more specific - the war between the Battlefield series and the Call of Duty series) has raged on over popularity every holiday season.

While both have generally been on equal footing with regards to the Single Player Campaigns, it's generally been the multiplayer that's made these games stand out from the crowd.

While the Call of Duty series has generally come out on top over the last few years, the Battlefield series is finally set to compete at the same level.

Strangely enough, originally it was the Battlefield series that catered for the first person multiplayer masses, with Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Vietnam and Battlefield 2.

Both games series have their good points.Call of Duty has it's weapon and equipment customization and levelling system, and Battlefield has it's Vehicle combat and realistic damage.

Customization was generally more limited in Battlefield, but all of this will be changing in the latest installment - Battlefield 3 (the latest in the original numbered series) will apparently have 10 times the amount of weapon and equipment customization, and also include destructible environments for increased realism.

Battlefield 3 was shown at E3 this year and wowed the audience, showing a seemingly open world map with the players riding a tank over the open desert.

Battlefield 3 Tank Gameplay E3  

While Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 looks to continue their existing winning formula, a lot of the attention seems to be on Battlefield 3 and we may see the tides turn this year.

Of course, both companies continue to claim their product is better than the other and have resorted to name-calling and slander to belittle their competitors.

There was even some drama last month regarding links to Call of Duty's sites that were hacked to re-route to the Battlefield sites.

Both Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 will be released later this year, and it'll be difficult to say which one is better until they're released, but we may see a change in which way it swings.

Who do you think will come out on top?

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