Called out


The ini­tial pitch for

Bat­tle­field 1 was “ab­so­lutely re­jected” by EA Stu­dios’ ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent Pa­trick Söder­lund, who wor­ried that play­ers wouldn’t take to the time pe­riod. In re­al­ity,

Bat­tle­field 1’ s premise has earned it an early lead over Ac­tivi­sion’s fu­tur­is­tic Call Of Duty: In­fi­nite War­fare, whose game­play re­veal trailer be­came the most dis­liked in YouTube his­tory.

In­fi­nite War­fare will ship with a re­mas­ter of Mod­ern War­fare, and per­haps both Ac­tivi­sion and EA feel that the fu­tureshooter bub­ble is about to burst, much as the ar­rival of

Ti­tan­fall and Ad­vanced War­fare pre­vi­ously sig­nalled each pub­lisher’s dis­en­chant­ment with present-day set­tings.

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