Infinity Ward On EA COD Trash-Talking: “We Root For Everybody”

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.

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6 Comments on "Infinity Ward On EA COD Trash-Talking: “We Root For Everybody”"

  1. stevennnGT November 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm -

    Looking forward to how this pans out for the holidays. Great line up we have this year so far!

    I am a BF3 player myself, but there is no way you can compare the two. a run and gun with a team based squad game? I think gamers should appreciate both for what they are and take advantage of it!

    Thanks for welcoming me aboard Ernice!

  2. Ernice Gilbert November 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm -

    You’re very welcome! You’ll be getting an official introduction, by the way. Get you acquainted with the GT family!

  3. rpatricky November 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm -

    Very well put stevennGT. I agree 100%. Welcome.

  4. Ernice Gilbert November 8, 2011 at 1:22 pm -

    Well put indeed.

  5. nick November 9, 2011 at 3:55 am -

    not exactly……
    well for them it is, but not for us who are sick of playing the same genre every single day!
    the more “popular” MW3 and BF3 get the more likely it is publishers will say no we wont release that racer, or that action adventure game, or whatever, will release a war game instead because thats whats selling well.
    i dunno about anyone else but ive had enough war games to last me 50 lifetimes!
    so no its not better for the industry, its destroying it!

  6. Ernice Gilbert November 9, 2011 at 7:28 am -

    I agree with you completely there, nick.

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