Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising developer Sion Lenton has described Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as the “Michael Bay of videogames.” Speaking to Eurogamer, the Codies man stressed that his statement was meant “in the nicest possible way” and that it referred to the hype surrounding the highly-anticipated sequel.“It’s kind of like the Michael Bay of videogames. Its budget, its sales, all these kind of things – it is a huge game,” he said.“But if you’re worried about that kind of thing then nobody would ever make games – there would only be one football game, one shooter game and one platform. It’s healthy to have competition.”However, he later stated that the two shooters are not in competition.“We’re a different creature. We’ll probably get people buying [our game] and Modern Warfare 2 as well,” he said.“There’s a market for both. I really see Modern Warfare 2 as Hollywood and we’re the Cannes, the arty documentary – dare I say the reportage-style thing.”We think he’s right about the games not competing as they are very different gaming experiences but comparing MW2 to the king of movie schlock Michael Bay? Oof.Let us know what you think in the comments section below. Check out our review of Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising and our Modern Warfare 2 preview.

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