According to a report by Develop-Online, Activision-Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick stated in an interview with CNBC, that he was somewhat sceptical regarding the console version of the upcoming Battlefield 3. According to him, “if it’s just a PC title, as it looks like today, that’s just a small audience to participate.”
Kotick went on to say that the publisher is always interested in what its competitors are doing, but seeing as the game has only been shown on PC so far, he does not believe the game to be an immediate threat to the Call of Duty franchise, which is more focused on console gamers. According to him, it is still unclear how impressive the game will look on consoles, where the technology is generally more limited.
The statement by Kotick is most likely a direct response to earlier statements made by EA CEO John Riccitiello, who earlier stated that he expects Battlefield 3 to outsell Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.