Battlefield 1’s Lars Gustavsson sees a potential Call of Duty: WWII as “healthy competition”

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DICE’s Lars Gustavsson sees a potential Call of Duty: WWII as “healthy competition” to Battlefield 1, he recently revealed.

“I think it’s just like Usain Bolt,” he said to GamesRadar. “If you’re running your race, yes, you should be aware of what other people are doing but you need to focus on your lane and do your race,” he said. “If someone would go to the same era, I welcome them.

“Since that’s what inspires us, that’s what we play when we get home. I think it’s healthy competition and inspiration [which] is just good for everyone. It’s not a negative. But we’ll see. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in times to come.”

Not yet confirmed, rumours are flying that Call of Duty will head back to its roots this year with a World War II setting.

Stevivor last spoke to Gustavsson at last year’s Gamescom, speaking of EA’s adoption of DICE’s Frostbite engine.

We’ll, of course, report back as we know more.

Battlefield 1 went back to World War I this year; we reviewed it here.