Battlefield 4, like Battlefield 3 (pictured), will stay in the modern setting, DICE general manager Karl Troedsson revealed at GDC Europe today.
The sequel was announced last month via a Medal of Honor: Warfighter promo. Those who purchase the upcoming EA shooter will receive access to the exclusive Battlefield 4 beta next fall.
But Battlefield 3 was launched six years after Battlefield 2. And Battlefield 3 just came out late last year. So why jump to Battlefield 4 so quickly?
“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. It’s not just one single thing,” said Troedsson. (Sarcasm incoming.) “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 game because it’s all secret.”
He continued: “We still want to stay in this genre, the modern day as it is. 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.”
But, he teased, “that doesn’t mean there might not be a Bad Company game again in the future.”