Battlefield: Bad Company 2 console demo downloaded over three million times

Electronic Arts has tweeted that over 3.5 million people have tried out the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 demo on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The number did not include figures from the game’s PC beta.

The announcement comes as Electronic Arts has once again challenged Activision’s Infinity Ward and Treyarch studios by claiming that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 developer DICE is on top when it comes to online multiplayer.

According to Will Graham, Electronic Arts’ Product manager, there isn’t a developer out there now that can compete with DICE.

“DICE is at the forefront of defining the multiplayer and online vehicle warfare space and has substantial pedigree in this area following many years of success,” Graham told MCV. “We genuinely believe there isn’t a developer out there that competes with DICE in this space, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is going cement that.

“The use of vehicles in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 sets it apart from the competition and no one else in the industry does this better.

“This is also something the core are very excited about: DICE’s history of delivering a multiplayer experience utilizing vehicles is something that sets it apart from anything else in the market. It’s also an element that fits with the increasing emphasis on multiplayer for gamers in general.”

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is set to hit store shelves on March 2 in North America and March 5 in Europe for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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