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DICE: Battlefield 'offers so much more than Call of Duty'

But developer admits it "feels good" to be compared to the CoD juggernaut

Battlefield 3 producer Patrick Liu believes his series has the edge on Call of Duty, although he admits he's just pleased the title's being compared to the current FPS genre king.

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"It feels good," to be compared to Call of Duty, he told Gamasutra. "They're behemoths, and just the notion that we would be able to take a chunk from their gamers is awesome.

"They're both military shooters, but in terms of flavour and style they're different," Liu added. "But we offer so much more than they do, I think; but that's me."

The producer also said DICE has robust plans for Battlefield 3 post-launch support as the studio moves to embrace the philosophy of "games as a service".

"The launch of the game is really just a start, and then we plan to support the game as long as it's needed with new content, patches, balancing, and tweaking the game. We have a team dedicated just for that."

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[ SOURCE: Gamasutra ]

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