DICE: “Our competitors are getting lazy”

Friday, 11 March 2011 14:07 GMT By Johnny Cullen

In a rather serious criticism, DICE boss Karl Magnus-Trodesson has said the Swedish developer’s rivals are “getting lazy.”

“Our competitors are getting lazy,” he told OPM in its latest issue, no doubt a shout to Activision and Call of Duty.

“They’re using the same engine, the same recipe for building a game. At some point you need to take that leap. I haven’t seen them take that leap since a long time ago.

“We are doing that now. They had better watch out. We are coming for them.”

It comes as EA Games VP Patrick Soderlund said this morning upcoming shooter Battlefield 3 could have 256 players for the game’s multiplayer – most likely a nod to Sony’s MAG – but said it wouldn’t be fun.

Battlefield 3 releases this fall for PS3, 360 and PC. Read our impressions of it from GDC here.

Via CVG.