DICE: “We have mad love for Infinity Ward and Treyarch”

DICE’s Lead Designer, David Goldfarb, has nothing but kind words for the two major Call of Duty development studios.



Recently, you might have read about EA and Activision going at it in a very competitive manner. We even compiled all the stories for you here. Last month, we reported on what Robert Bowling had to say about Battlefield 3 after getting a taste of the awesomeness. It was a really nice gesture on Bowling’s part as he was talking about Call of Duty’s number one rival and sharing that with his 200,000 plus followers.

Many people are still baffled by the war between EA and Activision, so when a fan complained to David Goldfarb about Battlefield’s bashing of Call of Duty. He said “how bout bf3 stops with the bashing of cod. I love both games and it is annoying. Not going to buy it if you keep it up.” Goldfarb replied with a very interesting answer; he distanced DICE from EA’s actions by saying “DICE has nothing to do with the bashing of COD, we have mad love for IW and Treyarch, anyone who thinks otherwise is wrong.” It’s good to see developers not middling in publishers’ affairs.

Recently, Robert Bowling mentioned that he’s going to play Battlefield 3 when it’s comes out. He replied to angry CoD fan who’s going to switch to BF3 this year with “I’m sad to hear that man. They’ll both be great games, so maybe I’ll see you online there then!” I wonder if Bowling will play the beta that comes out tomorrow. We, at MP1st, have always stated that both games are different enough to satisfy different FPS needs.

What do you guys think of Goldfarb’s comment?

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  • DICE, 2K, and treyarch. are my favorite developer they make awesome games i never really liked infinity ward they just put out a game with bugs and overpowered weapons alot (so does treyarch but they listen to their fans alot)

    • Anonymous

      You forgot my favorite developer 🙁 Rockstar!

    • Spectre

      I can’t believe you actually like Treyarch more than Infinity Ward. Treyarch’s Black Ops came out on PC as an unplayable game until a week later when it was finally patched for half of the community whilst the other lower end half still had large problems.
      It’s hard to find bugs because you don’t expect testers to go into every corner and make sure that there isn’t an elevator glitch or test every weapon with killstreaks combo to find the glitches it holds.
      The good thing is that both companies have listened to their fans to an extent and have corrected their wrongs in bugs and glitches.

      • Landshark

        You have to remember too that almost 80% of all Infinity Ward employes have left , so it’s not the same studio that made the past cod games.

  • Maybe not DICE, but certainly EA. See Jeff Brown’s (EA’s corpo communication) troll :

    “Welcome to the big leagues Eric — I know you’re new in the job but someone should have told you this is an competitive industry. You’ve got every reason to be nervous. Last year Activision had a 90 share in the shooter category. This year, Battlefield 3 is going to take you down to 60 or 70.  At that rate, you’ll be out of the category in 2-3 years.  If you don’t believe me, go to the store and try to buy a copy of Guitar Hero or Tony Hawk.”

  • Anonymous

    EA is kicking ass, activision needs to find itself a new hobby other than taking advantage of gamers.

  • I have some guys from DICE on my friend list in Xbox Live. And most of ’em played a lot of COD4, WaW, MW2, BO. I’m not even saying about achievements but even their MP stats a mostly way above 1st prestige. It’s definitely good for developers to play other games so they could make their own games better. That’s what japanese developers don’t do =____=

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