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EA: BF3 public vote win “about being number one”

Sunday, 18th March 2012 09:12 GMT By Patrick Garratt

An elated EA has said it’s “number one” with Battlefield 3 after winning the GAME public BAFTA in London on Friday, adding it’s “great” to “get one over” on the Call of Duty series.

EA’s Colin Blackwood told VG247 immediately after picking up the award, the only games BAFTA voted for by the public, that beating Modern Warfare 3 was “great” for EA but noted the category was full of stiff competition.

“Obviously, Call of Duty has defined the size of the shooter market, so to get one over on them? That’s great,” he said.

“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 added that DICE’s fresh take on the modern shooter drove public love for BF3.

“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.”

Absolutely watch the video for EA product boss Kevin Flynn being brought into the interview at 1.27 to say it’s “great to beat Gears of War”. Pure, unadulterated, undiluted BAFTA gold.

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14 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    Hello world.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    it’s great to beat gears of war? *facepalm*
    even the guys standing next to him couldn’t not laugh…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Colin Gallacher

    Oh, Kev… :D

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Yoshi

    Fucking idiot EA twats XD

    They should have just acted subtle and chilled, they would have got more respect.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    Don’t diss the Flynn. He’s genuinely heroic.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DSB

    Congrats :P

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Unlimax

    I just wanna see bobby kotick face after hearing that !

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Lounds

    Battlefield 3 is a great game, has a few problems but it’s a huge improvement over BFBC2 and is a true sucessor to BF2, I think the maps could be bigger, but consoles wouldn’t be able to handle BF2 maps lol.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Chockster

    Kev, you beautiful, beautiful man. Don’t go changing!

    #9 2 years ago
  10. manamana

    Well deserved!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Sini

    CoD single player campaign takes a shit all over this game. Get better EA

    #11 2 years ago
  12. LOLshock94

    @8 go play cod faggot, bf3 has minor changes compared to bfbc2 and no way in hell is it a good sucessor to bf2, as bf3 plays exactly like bad companny and battlefield….consoles can handle bf2 maps…thats my bf2 is on 360 and the ORIGINAL XBOX

    #12 2 years ago
  13. LOLshock94

    Sooo because DICE won the best sound awards bf3 is better then anything… lul thank god ive lost all my trust to dice since they screwed everyone over and sucked on cod fans penises,

    #13 2 years ago
  14. STEGUINO

    bull shit ea, you game is fucking awful.

    #14 2 years ago

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