June 22nd, 2017

DICE: Battlefield: Bad Company not dead, just resting

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This artist’s impression shows Lars Gustavsson (left) assuring us that the Bad Company series isn’t dead – it’s just pining for the fjords.

DICE’s creative director, Lars Gustavsson, has stated that we probably will see a Battlefield: Bad Company 3 – just not any time soon.

Speaking at a recent Battlefield 4 event, Gustavsson said that he would “really love to do [another Bad Company game]”, not least because “it was creative freedom; don’t take yourself too seriously. So I love it. I want to see it again.” He’s got a fair point, there: there series didn’t take itself remotely seriously, generally focusing on humour and character rather than attempting to create anything approaching a realistic vision of war.

It’s unlikely to happen yet, though. “Whether it can happen [right] now with the newly announced Mirror’s Edge 2 and Star Wars: Battlefront… but we’ll see,” said Gustavsson, pointing out that DICE already have rather a lot on their metaphorical development plates. “But trust me: the Bad Company [team] isn’t forgotten. They’re just on a very long vacation.”

“So they are out there, they’re coming back.”

The last Bad Company title was 2010’s Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Since then, DICE have just been working on entries in the main series, with Battlefield 3 hitting in 2011 and Battlefield 4 due out on 29 October of this very year.

Credit goes to Polygon for this one, it seems.

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