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Visceral Games working on military shooter, possible brand extension of Battlefield – Pachter

Friday, 6th December 2013 15:38 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has told Eurogamer it is Dead Space developer Visceral Games making the shooter he was alluding to earlier this morning.

Earlier this morning, Patcher said in an email to media outlets he believed Criterion Games is working on a military shooter, and that it was possibly a brand extension of Battlefield.

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Pachter doesn’t believe Battlefield 5 will be delayed outside of Electronic Arts’ 2015 financial year which ends March 31, 2015.

“We believe this speculation is unfounded,” he said. “Although EA has as yet to announce a Battlefield extension for FY15, we believe Criterion Games is working on a military shooter that may become a brand extension for the Battlefield franchise in FY15.

“We spoke with management on Thursday afternoon, and although they have not yet announced a version of Battlefield for FY15, they confirmed that our understanding is spot on and that if a version of Battlefield were to be released in FY15, it would be developed by a studio other than DICE.”

Back in August, Criterion announced it was moving away from racing games, thus handing the Need for Speed series over to Ghost Games.

EA announced earlier this week that DICE would cease working on Battlefield 4 expansions until all issues with the game were ironed out. Development on Battlefront 3 was also halted until all problems inherent in the game since launch were fixed.

Thanks, Eurogamer.

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22 Comments

  1. Francis O

    How original

    #1 8 months ago
  2. Xbone

    Before we all yell “NO GOD PLS NO”… stop for a moment.
    I think it would be a good idea. Lets face, DICE sucks. BF3 was not so bad, but BF4 is reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaly bad. A fresh blood would be good.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. Belmont

    So, two studios, a new game every year ! Criterion is team B.

    Great !

    #3 8 months ago
  4. wellingtonbalbo

    Bad Company 3 confirmed!

    #4 8 months ago
  5. xxxGamesMasterxxx

    *sigh* A military shooter… Like we don’t have enough of them already.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. Mus42

    Is Pachter the reincarnation of Nostradamus? does he have a crystal ball he looks into and a set of bones he casts when making all these predictions?

    #6 8 months ago
  7. Kieran

    lets hope your character moves well like the car handling in all their games hahahaha

    #7 8 months ago
  8. Max Payne

    I don’t think we are going to se Battlefield in 2015 because then is when Battlefront is releasing.

    #8 8 months ago
  9. ufoman

    Sadly it’s not going to be Black 2, I think :(((((((

    #9 8 months ago
  10. Dark

    @8 I agree ..sadly we all know Battlefront will be battlefield with SW skin.

    #10 8 months ago
  11. TERMINATOR-SSD

    if EA is linked to it, then i am NOT……simple

    #11 8 months ago
  12. Fin

    If there’s one thing I enjoy, it’s complaining about a game that’s rumoured to be in development.

    #12 8 months ago
  13. YoungZer0

    Fuck yeah, why not? Let those guys work on the Bad Company 3.

    BLACK was fantastic.

    #13 8 months ago
  14. FuntimeBen

    Considering how half-baked BF4 in terms of testing and QA, I am fairly skeptical of EA’s ability to deliver a quality yearly franchise. I am much more cynical of EA’s quality control after the BF4 launch.

    Would much rather another Burnout.

    #14 8 months ago
  15. Captain_Iglo

    Sadly it’s not going to be Haze 2. :(

    #15 8 months ago
  16. tenthousandgothsonacid

    As long as it runs at 60fps I don’t care what they do – I’m in

    #16 8 months ago
  17. Stephany Nunneley

    Right. “Analyst Michael Pachter has told Eurogamer he now believes it is Dead Space developer Visceral making the shooter.”

    Post updated.

    #17 8 months ago
  18. monkeygourmet

    @17

    But he was right about battlefield? :)

    #18 8 months ago
  19. Creepy

    Visceral, I got three words for you. Danger Close Games.

    #19 8 months ago
  20. Legendaryboss

    @19
    I see what you did there, clever.

    #20 8 months ago
  21. DSB

    Danger Close, EA Montreal, Pandemic, Criterion. Just more meat for the grinder.

    #21 8 months ago
  22. polygem

    black was indeed impressive back then. looked great, sounded great and played great.

    i’m ready for bad company 3. i loved bfbc2…that said: where are the damn snowmaps in bf4. every shooter needs at least two ffs!!!

    #22 8 months ago

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