The developers for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare congratulate DICE and Electronic Arts for the reveal of the World War I-themed shooter, Battlefield 1.
With DICE and Electronic Arts having recently made the public aware of Battlefield 1 with an official reveal trailer, the team for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare at Infinity Ward has taken the time to give kudos to the developers of the forthcoming World War I-inspired shooter, saying on its official Facebook page that the footage shown last Friday was “great.” Interestingly enough, the folks over at Infinity Ward didn’t stop there with the praise.
As a matter of fact, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare developers expressed kind sentiments all across the Web, with Eric Monacelli, with former Naughty Dog team member and current Director of Communications for Infinity Ward writing on his Twitter account, “Congrats to the @EA_DICE team on the reveal. Great song choice, looks superb with interesting mechanics teased.” Not to mention, one of the studio’s other ex-Naughty Dog developers hired by Infinity Ward, game designer Doug Holder, took to the social media platform to call Battlefield 1‘s world premiere “sick,” and offered congratulations on the reveal.
No doubt Infinity Ward’s decision to play nice with its competition in Battlefield 1 stems from DICE developers’ disparaging reactions to Infinite Warfare‘s reveal several days ago. Whether or not this olive branch will foster good will between the studios on a public level remains to be seen, but the gesture is upstanding nonetheless. At any rate, fans can check out the aforementioned positive responses from Call of Duty‘s team for Battlefield 1 below.
Congrats to the @EA_DICE team on the reveal. Great song choice, looks superb with interesting mechanics teased. #BattlefieldWorldPremiere— Eric Monacelli (@ermonacelli) May 6, 2016
The new #BattlefieldWorldPremiere is sick. Congrats to @EA_DICE on the reveal.— Doug Holder (@dougMakesgames) May 6, 2016
While Infinity Ward has doled out good vibrations for a rival company, loads of fans online have been giving tons of hate for the trailer of the studio’s forthcoming futuristic first-person shooter. The negative reaction for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was so overwhelming, in fact, that the game’s publisher Activision provided a diplomatic response commending fans’ passions, while also asserting that such vehemence is not new, as it was shown against Black Ops 2 when it was revealed, which then went on to become the publisher’s most successful title.
In any event, with Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1 having release dates so close to one another, it’s inevitable that some fans’ enthusiasms would flare up in support of their favorite title. However, rather than espouse needless vitriol, it’s important for gamers and developers alike to offer up constructive criticism, instead of trying to stir up flimsy flame wars with derisive opinions.
What do you think about Infinity Ward sharing kindly comments for Battlefield 1? Would you like to see more of this type of camaraderie within the gaming industry? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is set to release on November 4, 2016, while Battlefield 1 is slated to drop on October 21, 2016, and both titles will be available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.