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.

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4 Comments on Battlefield 4 Won’t Be Set In The Past


On August 13, 2012 at 1:30 pm

BF4! BF2143 Plz!


On August 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm

lol… battlefieldfield prenium didint get out for the cod fans.. but for the battlefield fans… i bought it and im not dissapointed.

Ross Lincoln

On August 13, 2012 at 6:05 pm

argh, html error. The joke should be more obvious now.


On August 14, 2012 at 4:36 am

Yawn… I’m kinda tired of all the modern shooters clogging up the market…as I was tired when it was WW2 shooters clogging up the market.