EA Games executive vice president Patrick Soderlund has admitted that DICE perhaps spent a bit too much time worrying about what Call of Duty was doing.
“Even though Battlefield 3 was a gigantic success for us, I would say we may have looked a little bit too much at our competitor,” said Soderlund to GamesIndustry.
Soderlund stopped short of actually naming Call of Duty, but… well, it’s not a stretch of the imagination.
“And we’ve been criticised for that, especially on the single-player side,” he continued. “But when we started doing Battlefield 4, we said we were going to make the game we think is the right game for us and the consumers. Again, you can’t be arrogant about it. You have to be a little paranoid about what others are doing, but staying true to what you’re doing is the key.”
Check out our thoughts on Battlefield 4‘s multiplayer, fresh off the E3 show floor, right here.