Splash Damage Moving To Consoles, Disses 'Halo 3' And 'Call of Duty 4'


Posted November 12, 2008 - By bleahy

Splash Damage, the development studio behind Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, is going to be focusing on console development in the future.

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (Console) Review

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Review (Console) »

That didn't stop them from throwing some sideways insults at Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4. The company's founder, Paul Wedgwood, had this to say:

"This is not to dismiss what people have achieved in the past, but Halo 3 multiplayer is really Quake 3 from 1999. Even Call of Duty 4 is just Counter-Strike on the PC from 2001."

Sir, we invite you to check yourself, lest you wreck yourself.

Quake Wars was a good game, but it wasn't really anything revolutionary and certainly hasn't held on to any sort of userbase. In fact, more people still play Counter-Strike. Do you really expect us to hop on board with a statement saying that Halo 3 didn't innovate over a game released in 1999?

Those are big words for a development studio that is leaving PC gaming to focus on console games. It's probably for the best that they handle their own console games, now, as the console port of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars scored significantly lower than the PC version. Maybe it just had too much depth? Probably not.


Splash Damage Moving To Consoles, Disses 'Halo 3' And 'Call of Duty 4'


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