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BF3 has best multiplayer in industry, players won’t quit for MW3 – EA

With just days to go until the global release of Modern Warfare 3, it’s fair to say that many players are still engrossed in Battlefield 3, with EA’s latest effort proving to be a winner. We posed an interesting question earlier this week in relation to players quitting BF3 for MW3, but now EA has had their say on the matter.

Obviously there is going to be some divide here. We’ve heard both sides of the argument in that many players are not too happy with the Battlefield 3 launch amid numerous online server issues with multiplayer, but on the other hand many of you love it and will definitely be still playing when Modern Warfare 3 releases on November 8.

EA has now entered the debate themselves officially, and unsurprisingly, they feel that their new game provides enough quality to see off competing titles in a very busy period, with Modern Warfare 3 specifically mentioned by the company. In a recent inteview with IGN, EA’s executive vice president Patrick Soderlund revealed that while they respect Call of Duty, EA believes that with Battlefield 3, they have the best multiplayer in the games industry.

Here’s a portion of his interview: ”We all respect what Call of Duty brings and what they’re going to come with, and I think that we have an industry-leading multiplayer game that will make people want to stay with us, frankly. If you look at all the reviews that we’ve gotten, not a single one that I’ve seen has been negative towards the multiplayer. In fact, many state that the multiplayer is the multiplayer experience to have, the best in the world. And if I can continue to harness that and work on improving that and give the consumers more of that, then hopefully they’re going to feel loyal to us and stay.”

Those are some strong words indeed, do you agree with him first of all on the basis that Battlefield 3’s multiplayer is the best in the industry? Of course we are all yet to try out Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer for a detailed comparison, but since it is largely the same as MW2 but with many more features, simple conclusions can still be made we feel.

It will be interesting to see if the Battlefield 3 servers will experience a huge drop in numbers come November 8. There’s obviously a huge interest in Modern Warfare 3, and even if you love Battlefield 3, gamers may just want to switch games for a while just to experience the competition and see what MW3 offers this time around in comparison.

Ultimately though, where do your priorities lie? – with Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3? Will you be one of the many gamers who stop playing Battlefield 3 in favor of heading straight into MW3 multiplayer? The plus side for BF veterans is that they may even enjoy the fact that many gamers are quitting for Modern Warfare 3 as gameplay may prove to be more enjoyable – what do you think about this aspect?

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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Edzeppelin
Edzeppelin

I’m still playing wait and see to decide which I will buy. There is a lot of passion on both sides and there seems to be more attacks against players of one franchise or the other by rival game fans than any objective reviews of the games. It just seems like no matter how bad or buggy each could be, the fans would still stick up for the game and gloss over any shortcomings. The reviews I have seen don’t help much because they are almost all pre-release descriptions and there are  comments about this and that will be changed before… Read more »

Mimicmindmusic
Mimicmindmusic

What? Sales have nothing to do with quality. McDonalds, The Backstreet Boys, and Lady GaGa all sell tons , but it’s all complete crap. BF3 is amazing mp. Amazing. The weapons sound and look incredible, the complete scope of the maps, the physics of the Frostbite engine, the bullet physics. These all dwarf COD. The people that complain about ” campers” need to realize that BF3 does not reward foolishly running around. You deserve to get your butt shot off running around like it’s Halo. I can’t say enough about the tank warfare, the destruction of buildings, mortars, apache helicopters.… Read more »

Mimicmindmusic
Mimicmindmusic

What? Sales have nothing to do with quality. McDonalds, The Backstreet Boys, and Lady GaGa all sell tons , but it’s all complete crap. BF3 is amazing mp. Amazing. The weapons sound and look incredible, the complete scope of the maps, the physics of the Frostbite engine, the bullet physics. These all dwarf COD. The people that complain about ” campers” need to realize that BF3 does not reward foolishly running around. You deserve to get your butt shot off running around like it’s Halo. I can’t say enough about the tank warfare, the destruction of buildings, mortars, apache helicopters.… Read more »

Ryanc81
Ryanc81

Bf3 feels more tactical mw3 is fast tight shooter not a lot of strategy. Love both equally . Play both equally. One game couldn’t bring both those aspects so I appreciate both sides

David Hudson

I hope lots of people are still playing BF3 tomorrow which means that the MW3 servers will work better for those of us who’ll be logging in (which hopefully includes me if my pre-ordered copy arrives)

H f-s
H f-s

 
BF3 sucks go read their forums. Thats the problem with sales and hype, you sell something before its proven. Media reads this as “proving to be a winner”.

I’m going to take a punt here (most will snicker at this) but Planetside 2 might be where the smart money goes from here.

Christianbarcelona
Christianbarcelona

I have been a CoD player since CoD4 and after Black Ops I have decided not to get what people call MW3 that to me looks to me like a MW2 add-on. Adding to that they will charge you more than the full game to get full access of CoD elite which is a rip-off when you can ger the same feature on BF3. I just hope that MW3 wont be hacked because if it does chances are the developers probably would not give a sh”.

Hahayourmom
Hahayourmom

BF3 is amazing. Servers had a few hiccups, but I can honestly say I have had the ability to play non stop everyday for the past few days (so Im not complaining). Battlefield 3 is great for those who want to work as a team and use their brains to defeat the opposition, while experiencing the most realistic FPS out there. Most people on here talking crap on BF3 probably don’t even own it, so their opinions are worthless. MW3 is great for mindless shooting and fast paced action. I find myself yelling, “Oh come on, WTF!” a lot more… Read more »

Bigtigs69
Bigtigs69

I would like it if all the cod fanboi tossers would go to mw3 that or get a labodomy

Rodmaddock
Rodmaddock

I’m afraid I disagree. I felt that there was not enough game modes. The games are full of campers and if you move more than a few feet you are shot – that’s BF I hear you shout, but not my idea of fun.  The gameplay has been very glitchy, I even witnessed one player sliding about the screen – most surreal. In addition it has been very laggy too, I have put numerous bullets in people only for them to turn around and die after 2 hits. What’s worse because it doesn’t show how you were shot it is… Read more »

scout
scout

Best multiplayer my ass. BF3 is exactly like BC2, and just like BC2, it will slowly vanish until only the hardcore PC fanboys play it.

Tholhubner
Tholhubner

I will forever play BF3 over COD… I only play on PS3 and Black Ops was so horrible on PS3 that I am not going to risk spending any more of my hard earned money on a shitty CoD game that Activision puts no effort into making work across all platforms. DICE takes their time and has teams of people working on each platform to make sure that the game works just as well on each platform. AND the graphics in MW3 have not changed at all from the last MW… that is just lazy! this is the issue with… Read more »

Mostar
Mostar

buying both, bf3 better,
and please stop talking bout COD’s sales,
it has nothing to do with how good a game is,
im sure world of warcraft sold billions but i wudnt touch that game for sh*t
a game being good or not is a PERSONAL OPINION

Huntrodz
Huntrodz

Ok I like cod and battlefield and will play both………problem?

Shootiest
Shootiest

The Multi-player in BF3 is the best I’ve ever played, once they’ve fixed all of their lag issues, it will be so far superior to it’s predecessors and any game competing… there’s just no point even mentioning another title along it’s side, especially anything Modern Warfare, worlds apart. Yesterday (look at date posted) I had the best BF3 experience since release, it was smooth, maybe 3 disconnects in 8 hours (yes I gamed that much on BF3, after I left my office it was NERD MODE TIME). Incredible Multi-player.

Luis Manuel Roca

campaing mode is goos, linear but good, graphics, sound etc  no other game come close, not even crysis 2.  but multiplayer  mmmmmm   excellent, only issue right now  that should be getting fixed soon  is conection issue  and laggi servers  across all platform. still is very playable  and fun.  10/10

Rocawaysound
Rocawaysound

Pretty trees, hiding in bushes with sniper rifles, guns sound and feel like your playing paintball, taking coverage in vehicules, sounds like a game for the elders, man up, get some reflexes and meet me at B flag, COD MW3 styles. When your game shatters sales records, then talk, until then, stay in your pretty colored bush!

Boobobo
Boobobo

add me on psn neil5082 for a quality team member, I am that guy who throws down ammo packs or revives you or throws you a health pack or even picks you up in my tank or chopper to mow down the enemy ):-/  i think BF3 rocks and am an avid fan – but am struggling to find decent “TEAM” members 🙁

Boobobo
Boobobo

I used to be an avid COD player but I was in my local gamestore and picked up Battlefield Bad Company 2 and I haven’t looked back. I pre-ordered BF3 and yes while the campaign is a total waste of time, the multiplayer is beyond words. I put it on my 50″ plasma along with 1000 watt Dolby Home Cinema system and I was literally ducking for cover it felt as if I was there. I bought COD Black Ops and whilst the campaign was good and mp was good, the graphics were really dated and fake. After playing BF3… Read more »

Cookie
Cookie

Bf3 all the way, possibly buy MW3 later next year when price drops…

Thirdandinches
Thirdandinches

I play campaign & multiplayer in BF and MW. I feel both franchises have their plus & minus points so will play both until I decide which has the edge in terms if gameplay and server stability.

Why?
Why?

mw3 has another gamemode i can play if i get tired of MP. 

Mars Skane
Mars Skane

While BF3’s multiplayer experience is definitely up there, they have let down a lot of players that enjoy the campaign side of the game too.  I am one of those.  I buy the game for the campaign and the multiplayer is a bonus.  BF3’s campaign falls short of the mark by a long way.  Had I known, I probably would not have bought the game.   I certainly will not be pre-ordering BF4 or any other iteration of the game.  I’ll wait and see what the campaign looks like first and make a decision then. I am definitely hoping that MW3 offers… Read more »

이상도

i prefer to play bf3 no matter what its more realistic and i love that and call of duty doesnt have that. so thats an advantage for bf3.

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