EA: Keep Comparing Battlefield Heroes to TF2

Every time that EA DICE's free multiplayer shooter Battlefield Heroes (PC) is mentioned, someone always brings up its similarity to the artistic stylings of Valve's multiplayer shooter Team Fortress 2.

You'd think it would get a little grating after a bit, but Heroes producer Aleksander Grondol sure doesn't mind. In fact, he seems proud of the comparisons between Heroes and Valve's J.C. Leyendecker-inspired efforts.

Battlefield Heroes (Left), Team Fortess 2 (Right)

"If they want to keep comparing it to TF2, I think that's perfectly okay," Grondol told Shacknews in an interview. "It's an honor to be compared to a great game like Team Fortress 2, and I think the art style in TF2 is awesome."

"We're obviously not trying to take anything from TF2 in terms of gameplay," he continued. "I think once you actually start playing it and see the difference for yourself, then it becomes quite apparent that it's not TF2."

Shacknews editor Nick Breckon seems to concur. His recent impressions suggest the gameplay of Battlefield Heroes borrows more from World of Warcraft's than Team Fortress 2.

Then again, with Grondol egging people on, it doesn't seem likely that those comparisons are going to stop anytime soon. But with the free-to-play game slated to premiere sometime this summer, maybe, just maybe, those critics will find something else to occupy their time.

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    May 14, 2008 1:02 PM

    I don't know if anyone else noticed this until now but the two games do bear a striking resemblance to each other

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      May 14, 2008 1:05 PM

      Gasp! EA did something under handed?!?! LIES! Haven't you heard? They've turned a new leaf!

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      May 14, 2008 1:05 PM

      I was just going to say its funny how TF2 originally was intended to be what Battlefield was, but that surely has been flipped the other direction.

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        May 14, 2008 1:10 PM

        Yeah, original TF2 tried to get the BF2 modern setting but since then DICE made BF42, BFV, BF2, and BF2142.

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