EA: "No other shooter does what Battlefield does"


Matt Hadden (Twitter, Google+)
1st Jul 2013, 7:59pm

EA Labels president Frank Gibeau. has been talking to IGN about what makes Battlefield stand out compared to other FPS on the market.

He spoke about the companies growth, next-gen and a possible Battlefield 4 Premium service.

"There's no other shooter on the market that does what Battlefield does."

"The mix of vehicles and infantry combat with fully destructible environments in very large levels, nobody matches that. Until they do, we have a unique position, and I think we have a great position."

He has also talked about how the series has grown since the original Bad Company game released.

"From Bad Company to Bad Company 2 to Battlefield 3, we've grown that business from 3 million units to 18 million plus. The quality has gotten better. The technology has gotten better. We've done new things with the experience. We don't feel like we've reached a barrier that says, 'oh, we're out of ideas to innovate.' I think the idea that in real time, you knock a skyscraper down right into the middle of the level, it completely changes the whole game. You can imagine. And be rest assured that we have more levels like that."

Frank then went on to talk about what EA has in store for the upcoming console generation and how it will be "frutiful" for the company.

"Our idea is to leap ahead using gen 4 and Frostbite 3 to drive the shooter category and grow Battlefield and give fans what they want."

"We feel very confident that we'll be able to continue to make better and better Battlefields. At the same time, we have a great rotation. We've got Battlefield. We've got Titanfall. We've got Battlefront. We feel pretty good about that mix. They all do something very different. That's the trick. The more that these things feel the same, that's when the category starts to fall away. I don't see that happening yet. I think we've got plenty of opportunity in gen 4, with eight times the computing power of the last gen, plus all the new online features, plus a lot of things like SmartGlass integration with Commander mode, where we're going to continue to give shooter fans and those big franchise buyers bigger and bigger experiences."

To finish things off, Gibeau hinted that Battlefield 4 could receieve a subscription service to Battlefield 3 Premium that a lot of players currently have.

"We had a great customer response on the Premium service for Battlefield 3. You can fully expect that we'll exceed that value offering and that feature set next time. It worked great."

So what are everyone's thoughts on this? Do you agree with Frank or do you think Battlefield is "just another shooter"? Let us know in the comments below.

Thanks, VG24/7


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