Battlefield 4 Won’t Be Set In The Past
EA may be continuing to desperately chase after the Call of Duty crowd with the things they’re doing to the Battlefield series, like the hilarious
Call of Duty Elite Battlefield Premium, but they won’t be taking their cues from Activision on everything. At GDC europe this week, DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson confirmed that Battlefield will remain strictly focused on modern warfare (zing!) for Battlefield 4.
“We still want to stay in this genre, the modern day as it is,” he said. “We feel this is a place we can be and continue with the series. Battlefield 4 can live in this space and be very successful.”
He also commented on BF4′s super quick turnaround time. 6 years passed between the release of BF2 and BF3. BF4 is due out in the fall of 2013, 2 years after BF3. “There’s a lot of things inspiring us as to how the franchise will move on. Everything from fans’ feedback, to market research and, of course, what we want to build ourselves,” he said. “It’s not just one single thing. And, yes, I know Battlefield 4 is probably the most creative name we ever could come up with. I can’t comment any more on that games because it’s all secret.”
So there you have it people. BF4 will be set in ‘modern’ times, and is still coming out next year, probably. Carry on.