Activision are gearing up for Call of Duty 2013. Because nothing spells a commitment to quality and definitely not just pushing whatever’s ready by then out the door like locking down the release date half a year in advance so you can advertise it harder.
If you ever need to choose between Battlefield and Call of Duty:
– In Battlefield it’s still possible to be top of the winning team without killing a single enemy. (My assault-medic could steer a Tank like a sports car and took more points than Pac-Man)
– In Call of Duty you can be automatically instantly killed if someone on the enemy team unlocks a certain item.
I go with the “my skill level actually affects each interaction” game.