Earlier this morning, we posted a news story about EA having some big plans
for taking on the dominance of sci-fi series Halo and Gears of War with a new title Respawn Entertainment is working on. Perhaps more interestingly, the same article from Gamepro
also makes mention of EA’s plans to alternate new Medal of Honor and Battlefield releases every year.
While Medal of Honor still has a way to go to earn back its street cred (check out our less-than-sparkling review here
), the Battlefield franchise is directly competing with Activision’s Call of Duty juggernaut. And what seems to be one of the most important factors in why Battlefield 3 is generating more buzz than Modern Warfare 3, is that it’s not restricted to a two-year development cycle. Although the Frostbite 2-powered Battlefield 3 is looking amazing, I’m wondering whether this more stringent ‘quantity over quality’ approach will negatively affect the reputation of future Battlefield titles.