Activision Thanks EA

by Matthew Kato on Jun 02, 2011 at 03:54 AM

Before the real bullets between Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Electronic Arts' Battlefield 3 (shown above) really start flying when both games come out this November, Activision CEO Eric Hirschberg has taken the time out to thank his opponent.

In a wide-ranging interview with MCV, Hirshberg talks about the competition the Call of Duty franchise faces from year to year, and says that being number one naturally puts the series in the cross-hairs of other games and companies. Speaking specifically about EA CEO John Riccitiello's belief that EA's Battlefield series can take down Call of Duty, Hirshberg joked, "Well, I think EA might talk about our games in the press more than we do. So, the first thing I say to them is ‘Thanks for the assistance in building awareness.'"

Check out the rest of the interview at MCV.