The lights are on
Marlowe, Sweetwater, Haggard, and Sarge may have another Battlefield adventure on the horizon.
Though the Battlefield 3 beta is in full swing and the game's October 25 release date is right around the corner, a forward-looking reporter for the The Guardian wanted to know what plans, if any, DICE has for the Battlefield spin-off series Bad Company. Producer Patrick Liu's answer should satisfy fans who were sad to see the rag-tag B Company crew take a furlough for the proper numbered sequel.
"We haven't killed Bad Company!" he said. "But we can only make so many games. Be patient – there might be something else coming up...
"We always have a couple of projects going on – some of them die, but
some are more fruitful. We don't have any plans to make Battlefield an
annual title – we want to make it ourselves we don't want anyone else
doing it! And no studio can make an annual franchise by themselves –
well, the sports titles can but they're a very different breed."
Liu also shed light on why DICE chose the Operation Metro map for the Battlefield 3 beta, which contrary to typical BF maps doesn't feature vehicular combat.
"I think there's been a misunderstanding of the term 'beta test'!" he said. "We ran
the alpha tests with a rush map and we wanted to have some sort of
reference so we could compare results – so we needed to have
more-or-less the same map. We do understand the concerns that we
didn't show a conquest map, but we have demoed Caspian Border, and we
did run a conquest map as a limited PC-only test."
In other Battlefield news, DICE posted a new blog that discusses the changes it plans to make for the retail release coming out of beta. Highlights include improved squad logistics, like the ability to create squads in a pre-game lobby, sticking
with your squad when joining a game,and inviting friends
to a squad and changing squads once in game. You can read the full list of changes here.
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Sweet. I already miss Sweetwater and the gang.
Why aren't they in Battlefield 3? Might as well have added them.
*** lucky PC playes getting to enjoy the Casbian Borders Map this weekend! :D But this is great news, but for now im fine with BF3 :P Bad Company 3 can come in 2 years or so when iv pewpewed enough people on Battlefield 3 :D
Man, I love those guys. I which they were real. I would love to hang out with the Bad company-guys :)
Bad Company is one of the funniest FPS I've ever played.
This seems pretty pointless considering that the BC crew were on there way to Alaska at the end of BC2 because the Russians were invading everything.
I love Bad Company
I'll gladly enlist for another tour in this franchise.
This is good news, I truly enjoyed Bad Company 2, it was pretty good, and I look forward to all projects made by DICE.
Do you know what I think this story needs? More exclamation points. I hardly saw any...
they better finish the bad company story.it was bo$$ as f**k
Bad Company 1 & 2 were awesome games cant wait to learn some info on the 3rd one when its announced.
How about being able too mute the two year olds that insist on plugging in their mic every time they go on live?
Am I the only one who couldn't care less about the Bad Company protagonists?
I miss Bad Company. Story was entertaining, in the second one especially.