Infinity Ward executives are showing some real sportsmanship in the war of words raging between EA and Activision, but mostly coming from EA, who’s CEO, John Riccitiello, said he’d like to see Call of Duty “rot from the core”.
But speaking to Eurogamer last night, Infinity Ward exec producer Mark Rubin called EA’s tirades “silly publisher talk”, adding that as a studio, they’d also like to see Battlefield 3 succeed.
“When both games succeed it’s better for the industry as a whole,” Rubin told Eurogamer. “It’s not just us – we want the gaming industry to succeed because the better the gaming industry does the better we all do. We root for everybody.”
“Honestly, it’s the fans you want to listen to. They’re gamers, they’re going to play both games, both games are great. Much respect for everyone involved on the DICE side and I think they feel the same way with us. We’re friends with them. It’s not what they portray on the EA side,” he added.
Rubin also touched on the chaos that took Infinity Ward by storm earlier in the year, nothing that the fact they were able to come out with a game that’s not only complete, but one he believes represents the best they’ve ever made, makes the launch even sweeter.
“That’s what makes this whole event so much sweeter,” he said. “We really did struggle through a very difficult time, we powered through it, we got a lot of great help from the Sledgehammer guys to be here not only with a finished game, but a game we feel is the best we’ve made yet.”
Modern Warfare 3 is now available the world over on all platforms.