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EA Wishes Modern Warfare 3 “Best of Luck”

November 1, 2011 Written by Alex Osborn

Could the rivalry between the two biggest military first-person shooter franchises be coming to a grinding halt? If a recent statement from EA’s executive vice president Patrick Soderlund is any indication, that is exactly what is happening.

Speaking to IGN, Soderlund took a very different approach in addressing the rivalry between Battlefield 3 and the upcoming title from Activision, Modern Warfare 3.

We all respect what Call of Duty brings and what they’re going to come with. Right now we’re out in the market, and that’s all I know. When they come out, they come out, and I wish them the best of luck. They’re partners in this industry, and I play all their games and I look forward to many of them, and all I can do is try and make sure that people stay interested and want to have more Battlefield.

Well said Mr. Soderlund. This certainly beats the juvenile stabs that Electronic Arts has taken at Modern Warfare in the past, with marketing slogans like “Above and Beyond the Call” and Riccitiello’s claims that Battlefield 3 was “designed to take that game down.”