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Battlefield 3 Vs Modern Warfare 3: Is COD Boring Now?

As we progress towards the release of both Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3, arguably the two most anticipated games of the year, it is evitable that a war of words is going to ignite over which title is going to be the best. Well, some recent comments by EA DICE has kicked things off between the two companies.

When speaking in a recent interview with the Official PlayStation Magazine, DICE General Manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson accused their competitors of being lazy, talking about how other developers are using the same engine and the same formula – recycling it year after year.

This is an obvious reference to Activision’s Call of Duty franchise and the fact that Battlefield 3 makes use of a brand new Frostbite 2 engine, which looks pretty mindblowing we might add. Here is a portion of his statement, as reported from Eurogamer:

“Our competitors are getting lazy. They’re using the same engine, the same recipe for building a game. At some point you need to take that leap. I haven’t seen them take that leap since a long time ago.”

With this in mind, we want to know what are your thoughts on this are. You could argue that DICE are not exactly lying, since the last few Call of Duty games have basically used the same forumla – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing since COD4, Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops have all been hugely successful.

Do you think the Call Of Duty series is getting boring? Considering how good Battlefield 3 looks with a brand new engine, we do feel that Infinity Ward need to step it up themselves with a new engine for Modern Warfare 3 – although we cant see this happening by November. E3 2011 may bring some surprises though so lets wait and see.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Drfudgy
Drfudgy

“…but that’s not necessarily a bad thing since COD4, Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops have all been hugely successful.”

It’s called brainwashing.  The younger gamers have been brainwashed to love CoD and only CoD.

Whzziywazoo
Whzziywazoo

COD is awesome if you fit into the below categories: A: Stoned B: Jobless C: Stupid D: Poorly skilled E: Incestuous(that’s not a fact but I heard a 13 year old shout that at me on his mic his mum bought him once when I played MW2 after I killed him several times) F: Back to being jobless, after much thought I realised that when I asked *woah you’ve levelled up a lot the response I got was, yeah i’ve not been to work..”oh right, are you ill? ” “NAWWW DEY TOOK ARRRR JOOORRRRBBBSSSSS G: Unable to comprehend category(possibly stoned):… Read more »

Eric Kebler

Look at MW2. Then look at BLACK OPS. What has better graphics? Neither. The engine is the same. Look at BF2 and BFBC2 Good graphics and amazing destruction graphics. Look at the BF3 “Fault Line” trailer. Better Graphic and Better destruction graphics. Cant well all agree that BF3 will be better since its graphics and engine is better and all the of the Call of Duty series games i’ve played I haven’t seen any destruction except the campaign. BF lets you destroy buildings and crap anywhere and anytime in a level and kill other players with it and destroy the… Read more »

Eric Kebler

Look at MW2. Then look at BLACK OPS. What has better graphics? Neither. The engine is the same. Look at BF2 and BFBC2 Good graphics and amazing destruction graphics. Look at the BF3 “Fault Line” trailer. Better Graphic and Better destruction graphics. Cant well all agree that BF3 will be better since its graphics and engine is better and all the of the Call of Duty series games i’ve played I haven’t seen any destruction except the campaign. BF lets you destroy buildings and crap anywhere and anytime in a level and kill other players with it and destroy the… Read more »

dave
dave

Am gunna lol when all the COD bum boys realise how cartoony MW3 looks like to BF3 and then end up purchasing BF3 Pretending they have always been a BF fan. COD FANS GET OVER IT. BF is going to be game of the year without a doubt

navio
navio

i think bf comes now btween 2007 to 2011 but cod is not like that cod 1st released in 2oo5 or something .
most of the people like cod bcoz of mw ,mw2 ,black ops ,world at war these 4 games is fantastic than bfbc bfbc2

A Disgruntled Grunt
A Disgruntled Grunt

I am a PC person. No doubt about it. Battlefield 3 is also going to be MUCH better than MW3. No doubt about it. CoD is pathetic; they've been using the same engine for the past couple of games, and the graphics are okay. Black Ops was one of those games that you play for a week, then make up your mind and decide it's crap. CoD has barely any good features; the only reason they continue it is because it has the name Call of Duty printed all over it. All the 360 fanboys just buy anything that says… Read more »

Jbomb
Jbomb

Hmmm … BATTLEFIELD 3 vs MW3 Here is my take on my experiences individually and what will ultimately make me decide and hopefully people out there will share my feelings. Here are a few things i noticed. I like variety in my games, because it delivers fun. The opposite is monotony, and it delivers boringness. COD had a loooot of monotonous. I'm a good player so lack of skill wasn't it. It was the simple reason that all you had to do was aim before corners, be on the look out for the spawn switch and watch your back… ALWAYS.… Read more »

Andy
Andy

Battlefield 3.
Why?
Read comments before mine if you want to know more 🙂

game nerd
game nerd

battlefield 3 all th way

NewBF3-FormerCODChap
NewBF3-FormerCODChap

On PS3 all the COD franchise suffer one major fault on multiplayer, THE CHEAP P2P SERVERS ITS RUN ON !! Almost every match was nothing but lag lag lag… When you had a decent connection you would know the opposite team had lag lag lag, it still happens today and its going to happen in the next instalment so I don't know why you clowns bother giving them credit and keep on saying 'Its the best' or pay for their MP's. I've played 'em all and they still continue to be the same. Its one sided for the 'host'…. I… Read more »

HA!
HA!

Is CoD getting boring? Honestly i never thought it was much fun. but just wait, putting out the same game every year will really win some fans. I’m sure they have tons of fresh ideas for the new CoD Red, CoD Blue, CoD Silver, gold, orange, radical red, green, purple, glamorous gold, super silver, badass blue, white, black, yellow….

I dont think infinity ward has to step their game up at all anyways. All the cry babies and kids that need heavy aim assist should have a game to play too, right?

guest
guest

mw2 and black ops is highly overated game full of 14 year old fan boys who spend most of their time hacking and then whinge and cry when they get caught and banned, i've seen the trailer for bf3 and honestly i think bf3 is gonna rape mw3 so hard that mw3 will be shitting out crapy add ons!!!!!

Lava
Lava

i have played cod 4, W@W, MW2 and Black Ops.. I took a look at the new Battlefield 3 trailer, and came to my own personal conclusion that, if Infinity Ward wants to compete with Battlefield 3 they will need to OVERHAUL their entire system. They need to start from scratch. The truth is, MW2 and Blackops are pretty much the same game set in different time periods. And to be honest, it's sad that all the die hard COD fans still shell out money to play pretty much the same "game" every time. You would think they would ask… Read more »

i work at taco bell
i work at taco bell

battlefield will destroy call of duty its the same game over and over and all it is is a bunch of kids sitting in corners and killing you its so bad i dont understand why people like it so much especially black ops its horrrrrrible

gggggggggggg
gggggggggggg

"bf3 story mode you get to fight against ******ed snipers! if it was realistic in the slightest all the marines would have been dead in the second gamplay trailer. ridiculous. modern warfare ftw "

….Really???

Staying behind cover and effectively avoiding sniper fire is unrealistic to you? I guess getting nuked by a crazy dictator who would bomb his own country would be more realistic….right~

I_SHOT_U_99
I_SHOT_U_99

Who ever says Battlefield Sucks has never played a Battlefield game in their life.

Expert V Pro
Expert V Pro

To be honest i have more confidence for bf but that doesn't mean i don't like cod.I hope cod crushes bf and isn't it funny that when iw are making mw ,bf decide that there going head to head with us and plus cod is more enjoyable like private matches.MW2 was the best by far and black ops behide and the rest are pretty crap.cod always.bf sucks balls

unistudent
unistudent

with the internal disputes within infinity ward and activision they won't produce a spectacular game from my point of view

where as bf3 has everything going for it including an advacned engine which is far superior to any call of duty game's engine

call of duty is just a plain, point and shoot game running around in comparison to battlefield where you have to work in squads with specific roles

not the menion vehicles in bf3, jets and helicopters

this will be the best one yet

george rodriguez
george rodriguez

Modern Warfare 2 is the best multiplayer game I've ever played and it's because of 4 factors. Movement,graphics,weapon sound,and most important hardcore mode!
From the looks of Battlefield 3's trailers, it looks as though MW3 maybe 2nd place.

Cbjgggb
Cbjgggb

you all probably have cod and you all probably play it often

Funky Walrus
Funky Walrus

Call of Duty I have played since the first game and I have enjoyed them. But aftter Modern Warfare the standards have been dropping, nobody can deny that. Personally I still prefer the first Call of Duty's to the later one's even if they are "old". Battlefield on the other hand for me is a fairly new thing that has only started up for me since Bad Company 2 came out. I've had my copy of Battlefield for about a year while Call of Duty has not had the dust wiped off the disc sice a month after Black Ops.… Read more »

Ham Solo
Ham Solo

From my experience with both games, this is what I think. Call of Duty is going down, Battlefield is taking over. Their were way too many hackers in the last modern warfare. Battlefield is state of the art compared to the same crap engine COD has.

RespwnENT.
RespwnENT.

psh…BF3 could be MW3 or It won't…..but remember people there's a new gaming studio on the horizon. Respawn Ent. and I can give a really good guess that whatever they unleash next year….will kill CoD and probably BF….but who knows! we will have to wait and see what is up with this years FPS showdown. What BF3 brings to the table is BIG, with all the destruction, strategy, "Maturity" ( I use the term lightly), less arcade like, and other things…so it will be a big challenge for MW3 to handle. MW3 right now is only bringing a non-changed 2005… Read more »

Stevo
Stevo

Modern Warfare 2 was awesome. Black Ops seemed great at first but it was pretty much just the same game with new maps and killstreaks. The Call Of Duty franchise is Activision's cash cow and they will keep pumping out games every year, which means they won't really change much. Battlefield 3 is years in the making, has a state of the art engine, and will be a much better game than any COD title. However, it is also more strategic, less arcade-like, and has a steeper learning curve, which means it will still sell less than the popular, mass… Read more »

Adrian
Adrian

BF3, hands down is the Cod killer.. one of my greatest achivement is that i converted my freiand a hardcore MW black ops player to upgrade his skills to BF Bad Copmany.. he hasent touched the Cod game in months and we cant wait 4 the BF3 to come out.

Free-2rhymes
Free-2rhymes

cod is just a better game end of story even if youare 4, 12 , 30 or even 2 years old you can still see that cod is better

Sir John Thomas
Sir John Thomas

Let's see…….MW2 and Black Ops each make Activision over 2 billion dollars…..Black Ops is the most successful video game of all time….."maybe we should change the engine?" Not something anyone there was heard to exclaim. This is one of those things the editors at newspapers likes to do. "Hey McDopecrapper! Write me a story about why people hate the sunrise, air and white puffy clouds!!"

Zulu
Zulu

Both the Call of Duty franchise and the Battlefield Franchise are two superbly crafted FPS genres who both have their own unique playing styles. The fact that Cod has used the same engine in the most recent installments is testament to it's innovative nature, it's reliability and it's depth in abundance as they are still not quite scraping the barrel with it's relevant design. The fact that the once underdog BBC, is competing and looks like it could potentially scalp COD with it's impending masterpiece is truly exciting and I for one can't wait. This is he Cold War of… Read more »

zackk
zackk

bf3 story mode you get to fight against retarded snipers! if it was realistic in the slightest all the marines would have been dead in the second gamplay trailer. ridiculous. modern warfare ftw

mark
mark

COD is a great game: the MP is well made and the campaigns are consistently good but the problem with all of its success is that other games which are coming out (for example Battlefield 3, Bulletstorm, Crysis 2 etc). get much less interest so while they innovate and work hard to improve things and can be much more fun and exciting, a lot of gamers just stick with a game that hasn't really changed much in 4 years.

HotfireXG
HotfireXG

If you are a FAN of FPS games…..then you should reward innovation, not historical hype. Historical hype is all that COD have left now. As a fan of FPS games, we all should unite and purchase Battlefield 3. We all should reward developers/artists who are putting in the hard work to please us. Frostbite 2 is a new engine. Give these guys credit for evolving video games for us. ( There are games in our history that changed gaming and EVOLVED FPS games. But COD has not really evolved. They have used the same engine since 2005. Golden eye 007,… Read more »

Serge
Serge

I think Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 3 is going to redefine FPS games. Because all of the Modern Warfare series was a Huge success.

xXGlazerXx
xXGlazerXx

I'll have to agree with the majority of the people here, although I'm not a Battlefield player myself I've observed the game a lot and can say it looks a lot more innovative and interactive then any COD game. People say video games shouldn't be realistic huh ? Fuck that, I like a sense of Realism cause it doesn't emit that wimpy arcade feeling that COD games give out. I bought every COD game to date but to be honest they get boring quickly, especially multiplayer. And dear developers to the new COD, renaming perks, adding a few guns, and… Read more »

Kaizer
Kaizer

Well it's all been said… well almost and I want to add my two cents into it.

Kaizer
Kaizer

Well it's all been said… well almost and I want to add my two cents into it. Personally I love MW2 it's the best FPS I've ever played. Black Ops seriously disappointed me, not because it wasn't as good as MW2 but because it wasn't any better. Battlefield 3's graphics look far superior but we won't know exactly how much better until the game is released at the end of the year. It will either be awesome or a big disappointment – and with the teasers they've really created huge expectations. Getting back to COD – The challenge is that… Read more »

paulie
paulie

I liked the 1st Bad Company game & had just as much fun with that as i did COD 4, but Bad Company 2 just REALY bored the hell out of me,campaign was real boring,it had veichles u could drive for like 2 seconds,it took the cool things from the 1st Bad Company out,i think the only bit i liked on Bad Company 2 was how buildings collapsed. I could never get online on Bad Company 2 ( turns out people from all over the world have the same problem) i played the 1st Bad Company online like twice but… Read more »

Major
Major

There is no indication whatsoever that the next COD is going to be Modern Warfare 3, though I would personally be pleased if this was the case (unless it is a prequel as the rumors say). Modern Warfare 2 was definitely a good fps, great story, great graphics, slightly better gameplay than COD4 with it's amped-up engine, but it also had its flaws like all games, the weaponry and features in multi-player were incredibly unbalanced, and the lack of dedicated servers on the PC version annihilated the incredible potential the game had for various mods and user-created maps. Hacks and… Read more »

troy
troy

i love both games and ill be buying them both…

side-fish
side-fish

I dunno why they DICE is always competing with Infinity Ward. BC2 was released to compete with MW2. Now BF3 is going to be released the same time as MW3. They never seem to compete against Treyarch for some reason. Just me though, I think they should compete against Treyarch if they want to challenge the COD series as a whole. I also don't think it's fair that DICE always compete against IW. Again, that's just me. Though MW3 will be based on the same engine, they know that this isn't the same IW before, so I think it's just… Read more »

GUEST
GUEST

Darkpoopin is both right and wrong, and thank you Anonymous, you're correct. CoD at least had integrity up until MW2, even if the formula was stale a LONG while ago. Battlefield has at least included something to change things up, with large maps, numerous vehicles, and destructible environments. I've played all of the games posted extensively, though i refuse to buy a single CoD game, ever. If infinity ward or treyarch want to get real integrity back for the CoD franchise, and make them great and unique instead of just good and extremely bland. And again, activision owns (literally) both… Read more »

bob
bob

modern warfare 3 is goona own battlefield 3 and cod games are waaaaaaaay better than battefield games and they don't boring bt sucks

DarkPoopin
DarkPoopin

I've played Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward) which was good, i kinda played World at War (Activision) and it SUCKED campaign wise, I played Modern Warfare 2 (Infinity Ward) which rocked for a while, and i played Black Ops which all around SUCKED. Do you notice a pattern? Infinity Ward games are good and Activision's suck. Its stupid that 1. Infinity Ward made every other CoD game and 2. That activision pretty much just gave them the finger last year or whenever. So you have to worry whether or not someone good made this game or not, but with EA you… Read more »

DiZz_oPe
DiZz_oPe

I think it just depends on your style, Cod is more rewarding it feel like when u kill something. If Cod broght vehical driving it would be so fkn amazing, i d shit myself an smile

Ryan Clarke
Ryan Clarke

Battlefield 3 will be the best fps ever. Fact. I've played battlefield for years, and I have also played the recent COD games and I just get bored of COD so quickly, as its full of kids and its too 'arcadey' and not strategic in the slightest. Battlefield has always been the greatest fps with the greatest fans too. Thumbs up BF3!!!

TheMj513
TheMj513

between the to( COD and Battlefield) theres no competition. its the same game with different style. these games can only get better by always topping each other with the next game. For example, Black ops had a great storyline, even hinted the next game ( black ops 2 ). now try battlefield, SEE A DIFFERENCE. didnt think so. im personally COD guy, but it doestnt matter. its a close race to the end. signed TheMj513

Sultan
Sultan

why fix it ( update game engine) if it aint broken

TKO
TKO

COD Games will always be great…for about the first couple of months. Than you start to realize they just over hyped it and it is really the exact same game play as the last 3. Oh different guns and perks but really has changed between them. They never add anything that truely makes the game play the best out there. I'm hoping battlefield can offer something new and different. Otherwise all FPS are all going to be the same.

expertmark5man
expertmark5man

@Edy

BF does not have a 14 year old fanbase. COD does. Just about everybody that plays BF are at least 17 or older. There's a LOT more mature people on BF and they are nice too. COD players complain and whine on XBL, and most are racist or curse at everyone. COD players cheat and hack, while in BC2 there are hardly any cheats or glitches. YOU got the fanbase mixed up, you are the 14 year old.

overR
overR

call of duty gets games get quickly boring, its just an arcade shooter. atleast battlefield steps it up to a team aspect game and widens there levels and makes a step closer to realism. playing with perks ??? getting across a map in 20 seconds. kinda silly to me. Fun and it may be huge in the gaming community, but majority isnt the best thing sometimes. Being a vetern player of all CoD series and Battlefield (sorry bad company, you were a POS) i honestly thing when it came down to fun…battlefield 2 took the cake.

I suck CODs balls
I suck CODs balls

@ edy
i think its the 12 year olds that play cod

Edy
Edy

Battlefield what? It seems to me like battlefield is apple with all their flash and shit. while cod has a great fan and loyal fan base. most the people who talk down on COD are the 14 year olds who want to be game designers and dont know jack sh. about games. CODMW2 was by far the best game ive played in years. ranks up there with GTA4.

LogSpoon
LogSpoon

MW3… End of story

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