Sledgehammer: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Not At War With Battlefield 3
Posted by Sammy Barker
Sledgehammer Games' gaffer -- and former Dead Space top-man -- Glen Schofield has dismissed any rivalry between Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3, insisting his competition lies with Modern Warfare 2
For those unclear, Sledgehammer Games is working alongside the depleted Infinity Ward to prepare Modern Warfare 3 for release this Holiday.
EA's been pretty vocal about its intentions with Battlefield 3, attacking Activision at every opportunity. But Glen Schofield has revealed he likes to stay out of the public mudslinging.
"I don't particularly like all the stuff that's going on - but I tune it out. There's definitely a mutual respect at the development level. The guys at DICE are great, they've made great games over the years and I think they have the same respect for us. We need to make a better game for the fans," he said.
Following the removal of Infinity Ward executives Vince Zampella and Jason West, the status of Modern Warfare 3 was thrown into disarray. Schofield revealed that none of the game's concept had been finalised when Sledgehammer was brought on board.
"[Infinity Ward] were going through some turmoil there so they hadn't really worked on the game," he said. "I think the hardest thing at that point was wondering if other people were going to leave, from their point of view."
"Everybody had some ideas left over from the last game or how they wanted to see it. There was no rhyme or reason for how it was split up. We've worked together since day one."
But the game seems to have come together at last, with Activision releasing a real statement of intent in the form of a blockbuster trailer over the weekend.
You can catch up with Schofield's full interview over at Eurogamer.