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Sledgehammer: 60fps is our "competitive edge"

"You don’t ship an engine, you ship a game," says co-founder Schofield

Sledgehammer Games co-founder and general manager Glen Schofield has discussed the rivalry between its Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 in a new interview, insisting that Call Of Duty still has the technical edge.

Speaking to website AusGamers, both Schofield and the interviewer refer to Battlefield 3 only as "the competitor". However, when asked whether he is concerned at the graphical advantage that it appears to have over Modern Warfare 3 Schofield replied:

"We really re-vamped this engine. We put a whole new audio system in and it is as competitive as anybody out there. You can go out and name your engine and call it whatever you want, right. You know, I’ve done that before; I’ve seen that trick and the bottom line is, this game will run at 60 frames a second. Not sure any of our competitors will.

"Not sure I’ve seen any of our competitors on the console especially running at 60 frames a second and I’d be a little scared at this point -- in June -- if I was looking forward to a particular game that wasn’t on the console and running at 60. And I think 60 is our competitive edge and you just don’t throw that away. "

"What you do is you build upon it, right? And build and build and build. And we build new tools that make us more efficient," he added. "So I don’t know what the future holds for the engine. But you don’t ship an engine, you ship a game."

In the same interview Schofield appears to deny that the Modern Warfare 3 sub-series was conceived as a trilogy or that it will end with the latest games. He also indicates that the single-player campaign will be "a little bit longer" than the previous game.

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