Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will outsell Battlefield 3, even though he thinks the latter is the better game. The reason? Modern Warfare 3 is more for the mass market, while Battlefield 3 is aimed at the "hardcore".
"The honest truth is I think Modern Warfare is going to be a really good game," stated Riccitiello "I think that in a weird way it's starting to feel a little to me like the Disneyland abstraction of a war game - a little bit jump the shark. So it feels a little bit like that to me. And I think there's a market for that."
Riccitiello added, "I think our game is more authentic. It's definitely going to do a lot of things better. Lighting's better, physics is better, animations are better, particle effects are better, vehicles are better. I think there's a lot of things to like about our product and I think it's going to be a great battle."
"I do think we've got the better game, the better tack. The question is, 'So, if the gamer buys our game and the mass audience buys their game, where do the two meet?' And all I want to do, if you will, is to have them rot from the core."
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Riccitiello thinks Modern Warfare 3 will outsell Battlefield 3
19 June 2011 | By JonahFalcon