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Battlefield: new game will launch next year, says EA

Thursday, 31st January 2013 08:19 GMT By Dave Cook

Battlefield was highlighted as a big winner for EA during the publisher’s investor call last night – we covered the entire report here. We also reported that Medal of Honor: Warfighter’s poor performance has resulted in it being dropped from rotation, leaving space for a more Battlefield titles. Last night, EA confirmed that a new Battlefield title is on the way next year. Could it be Bad company 3 at last?

It’s a scant quote this one, but during last night’s investor call, EA labels president Frank Gibeau stated that the publisher “will be launching a Battlefield game next year” and he added that the company is “very excited to show you guys more detail on that coming soon.”

Now the speculation begins. Is this Bad Company 3, something new or next-gen – given that EA confirmed it has next-gen (or as it said, “gen-four”) Battlefield plans in motion last night – or is this just a way of hyping Battlefield 4? Discuss below.

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  1. Hunam

    Does this mean no BF game for 2013? Because if so… that makes sense. BF3 is still pretty popular.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. SameeR_Fisher

    @Dave: what does year over year means ?!, does it mean every couple of years ?!

    @1: probably yeah, they said the next BF is coming to the next Gen, so I believe they may launch BF4 early 2014 -maybe-, we will know in May.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. MadFlavour

    I get a horrible feeling reading this, that what he means is they’re going to repackage medal of honor as Battlefield, and hope it sells based on the name alone.

    By all accounts BF4 is gonna hit this year. So I think they’re going to go the call of duty route. Which is to say, prioritize releasing a new game every year with little regard for the quality of the product.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Edo

    Which means Mirror’s Edge 2 not out before 2015…if at all…terrific.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. bitsnark

    I think he’s talking about Fiscal years, so April 2013 to March 2014.

    And also, for the Battlefield ‘off-years’, I reckon Respawn will probably step in with their own IP.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. freedoms_stain

    A lot of people are taking this to mean BF4 is coming out in 2014 rather than BF4 2013 then another BF in 2014, not quoted here but he also said “we’re not announcing an annualization of Battlefield at this time.”

    #6 1 year ago
  7. bitsnark

    @6 Yeah exactly.

    I’d wager that BF4 is much closer to being ready for launch later this year than either a completely unknown Bad Company 3 or whatever Respawn have going on.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Maximum Payne

    BF3 was relesased in 2011 now BF4 will release in 2013.
    Everything is scheduled.
    Only problem is what will they release in end of 2014 ?
    Like some one said Respawn will step in

    #8 1 year ago
  9. IL DUCE

    @8 I agree, I think you’re right on the money

    Also could be something like Battlefield 2143 or something in 2014, possibly downloadable multiplayer only title

    #9 1 year ago