Attack of the Fanboy

Battlefield 4 is off to a good start against Call of Duty

by William Schwartz


Remember all the hype around Modern Warfare 3 vs Battlefield 3? It was crazy, right? The two popular shooters went toe to toe in Fall of 2011, and it looks like they’re warming up for round 2. EA wasn’t shy about letting confident words fly about their shooter, but they failed to topple the Call of Duty juggernaut when it came down to sales. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t a success. Battlefield 3 went on to be the best selling game in the franchise, and one of EA’s most successful yet.

Well Battlefield 4 is off to a good start. Apparently, it’s already tracking higher than Call of Duty on YouTube. Released on March 27th, the Battlefield 4 trailer has been viewed nearly six million times. Earlier in the week, the trailer was said to be one of the fastest trending videos to ever hit the video sharing site. More telling of its chances against the next Call of Duty game, it racked up these views in a shorter time frame than any of previous Call of Duty reveals.

Riot Games’ Josh Olin (formerly of Treyarch) told his followers that “The Battlefield trailer is racking up views faster than any previous CoD reveal”.

Not bad for a first look at the single player campaign of a game that is multiplayer focused. The 17 minute long trailer impressed with its refined visuals on the Frostbite 3 Engine, and it looks like the ball is in Call of Duty’s court as shooter fans look for their next game reveal. Infinity Ward recently posted a lone image of Captain Price from the Modern Warfare series of Call of Duty games, leading some to believe that the next Call of Duty game would be none other than Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4.

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