News: EA’s Colin Blackwood has said that it was great to “get one over” on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in beating the shooter to the public-voted award at the BAFTAs on Friday.
At this weekend’s BAFTAs, Battlefield 3 took the coveted (but likely soon to be renamed) GAME Award of 2011, the only publicly-voted gong of the night. For EA‘s Colin Blackwood, it was great to “get one over” Call of Duty in a populist vote.
“Obviously, Call of Duty has defined the size of the shooter market, so to get one over on them? That’s great,” said Blackwood to VG247.
“Similarly, Skyrim was in there, Valve’s Portal 2 was in there, Batman was in there and the Minecraft stuff’s going on as well. This is just about coming number one. It’s not about who we beat. It’s about being number one.”
Blackwood thinks that it’s DICE‘s multiplayer prowess that continues to give the company an edge over the competition.
“I think people wanted something different. It’s so unique. The different level of depth you get on the multiplayer, with the vehicles, and when you just can’t believe you had a ‘Battlefield moment,’ it just blows you away. It offers something that no other game in the genre – actually no other game – actually does. It’s amazing.”
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