It’s no secret that Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty are going to be direct competitors and have been competitors with one another for quite some time. Up until now, Call of Duty has pretty much wiped the floor with its competition, but DICE seems to be making a strong push with Battlefield 3 that may leave Call of Duty in the shadows for the first time in awhile.
Yesterday, DICE confirmed that Battlefield 3 would feature a 12+ hour long campaign. Not only does this dwarf the usual 6-hour or so campaign that Call of Duty offers, but DICE is implementing it because they want to engage the single-player gamer further and not just focus on the multiplayer aspect of its title.
“Naturally we want to introduce more people to our franchise,” Troedsson replied, explaining its inclusion. “A lot of people don’t want to jump straight into multiplayer. They want to feel around a bit and they’re ready to move over to online.”
He added: “The hardcore online people, they don’t care, they’re just straight in. Maybe they don’t even touch the campaign. But we want to get more people in, invite more people into the franchise. That’s one of the main reasons why we have this different part of the game.”
To be honest, this is great news and it should definitely be considered a game changer when it comes to a FPS title that is heavily focused on MP gameplay. Usually, when MP is the main focus, the SP gets thrown together last minute and it just isn’t as exciting as it should be. Do you think this will help give Battlefield 3 a step further than its competition?