DICE‘s Patrick Bach has said that he believes a lot of people on “executive level” at EA see beating Modern Warfare as a “goal”. Bach gives his thoughts on Modern Warfare 2 being the one to beat when it comes to online shooters.
A lot of people ask us about Modern Warfare and they compare us to Modern Warfare, so when we answer questions about that it will sometimes sound like we are competing directly against them
I think a lot of people on executive levels see that as a goal, that we will beat Modern Warfare.
Bach doesn’t see it as ‘beating’ though:
To me it’s not beating, it’s showing that you can do things differently and to a high quality while delivering both a single-player and multiplayer game.
Please go ahead and compare us but please don’t see it as the same game because we’re not trying to be that game. We’re doing Battlefield things here, we’re trying to do the game that we want to do.
Judging by the success of the Battlefield Bad Company 2 beta, which took place on the PlayStation 3, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is believed by many to be superior to Modern Warfare 2, but the true comparison will have to wait until the shooter is released on March 2 in North America and March 5 in Europe.