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Where is Battlefield: Bad Company 3? EA responds

DICE still "very proud and fond" of Bad Company, says BF3 community manager. (Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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CustardTrout  +   770d ago | Well said
The humour and characters are great, that's why we love BC.
cpayne93  +   770d ago | Well said
The multiplayer was far better than bf3 imo.
asmith2306  +   770d ago
It is and it isn't. The vehicle gameplay in BF3 is second to none. I thought BC2 had better maps and made for better games of Rush. BF3s maps were designed with Conquest more in mind. Being a big BC2 player I don't know why people complain about BF3 so much. Its the best multiplayer fps out there in my opinion and if EA sell out and go the COD road then I will move on to something else. The same way I moved on after MW2 and Gears 1. If you dont like a devs game then dont buy it, its the best form of protest, simple as.
yoyo12121  +   770d ago
I think bf3 is a game for pc because it wasn't really good on console because of the player count and bad company was awesome on console
Philoctetes  +   770d ago
"If you dont like a devs game then dont buy it, its the best form of protest, simple as."

Agreed. That's why I skipped BF3 despite logging over 250 hours in BC2.
da_2pacalypse  +   770d ago
Yup. BC2 had the best MP I had played in many years. BF3 MP was kind of disappointing. The player count was too little for the size of most of the maps (Operation Firestorm, I'm looking at you).
SlapHappyJesus  +   770d ago
I prefer BF3, personally.

Different tastes for different people, I guess.

I liked Bad Company 2, but I never got all that into it. The feel of the combat . . . I just didn't connect.
RememberThe357  +   770d ago
I prefer BF3. I haven't put this much time into a shooter in, ever. I do agree with asmith about the maps not being as good for Rush (best mode ever) but even with that I have so much damn fun with BF3 and I get so competitive I can't put it down. It has a lot of flaws (especially on console) but over all it's the best multiplayer shooter I've played.
ATi_Elite  +   770d ago
BC and BF are Two TOTALLY different game experiences.

One is not better than the other but only "YOU" as a Gamer have a preferred playing style thus one game is better suited for you versus the other.

BC = is more about fighting right at the flags.

BF = a more Total war strategical experience.
WeskerChildReborned  +   770d ago
Agreed, i liked the maps better in BFBC2.
stevenhiggster  +   770d ago
I thought Bad Company had better maps than Bad Company 2. Over all I had far more fun with BC1 and 2 than with BF3.
Holeran  +   770d ago
Funny thing is I liked BC1 over BC2 and BF3. To me bad company 1 multiplayer was one of the best online experiences I ever had. By the time I finished playing BC1 I had logged in about 12000 kills and only 5000 in BC2. Battlefield3 killed it for me with the PS3 input lag, thats why I hardly played that game.
irepbtown  +   770d ago
Bad Company (2) were absolutely magnificent games. Bad Company was one of the first games I got on my PS3 in 08 (along with MGS4 and GTA IV). I remember one day playing it for 10 hours straight (will never do that again), which was online only. I have never done that with any game in my life.

I think BF3 is great however I still love Bad Company. The next Battlefield should be 2143 or Bad Company 3. Also what I got from reading this was that the Community Manager wants all the good bits from BC to integrate with BF4 and BF5 so on. Which WILL NOT WORK, Bad Company is great as its own game, with great story and great online.
Irishguy95  +   770d ago
I'd say most of the people played BF3 on consoles here.

BF3 Conquest on PC > Bad company 2.
Rush BC2 comsole/pc > Console BF3

It's just the way it worked out when Dice decided that 2011 PC's were the aim in developement, BF3 is a different game on PC than console/
GrumpyVeteran  +   770d ago
For some reason which I wouldn't have ever thought I'd feel prior to BF3's release ... I agree with you. I don't know why, but I think I just enjoyed BC2 more.

With that said, I found BC1 even more enjoyable, I think BC1's SP was better than BC2 ( I know, I know, SP doesn't matter all that much in Battlefield, but still). Perhaps I look back on BC1 more fondly than BC2 because the destruction was "new" with BC1, and by BC2 we were already used to it. BUT I do think BC1 had better maps too. They were more "open" compared BC2, which is a plus to me (love open expanses rather than linearity).
AntoineDcoolette  +   770d ago
Eh, I personally loved it for the destruction in environments in Bad Company 2. Never played the first.
asmith2306  +   770d ago
Agreed. The destruction is the one thing BC2 has as a clear advantage over BF3. I dont know what DICE where thinking when they toned it down in BF3.
DeadIIIRed  +   770d ago
Agreed. The destruction added so many elements to the experience that BF3 can't match without.
WildArmed  +   770d ago
hehe, it was always fun blowing up the camper's spot. They never seem to see it coming.

Love BC2
stevenhiggster  +   770d ago
The destruction definitely was better in BC2. Bad Company 1 didn't have quite as good destruction, but imho it had even better maps than BC2.
irepbtown  +   770d ago
I remember being in a tank, and if I saw campers in a building i'd take out the entire ground floor leaving only debris. Just love it!!!
showtimefolks  +   770d ago
BF:BC 1 had a awesome story and genuine funny moments in BC2 they pushed too hard but i would love to have another
glennco  +   770d ago
EA got in the way of BC2 single player and tried to make CoD. BC1 has the best SP I have played in a long time
WeskerChildReborned  +   770d ago
Thats why we need another BFBC
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   770d ago
After reading a lot of comments in this BF4 and the other article... seems like a lot of people were let down by BF3 and all the hype leading up to it.

I could tell by that beta it was not even close to being ready, and only the PC version was the one to really be the best on. Console versions stood no chance to do what the PC version did.

COD is still the champ.
glennco  +   770d ago
in sales, not gameplay
NYC_Gamer  +   770d ago
EA is only focused on sales numbers and i believe BF3 sold more than BC1&2 combined
Fishy Fingers  +   770d ago
And why not. You could look at like EA being greedy, but also, why did it sell more, because more 'gamers' wanted it.

Supply and demand. More money, more happy players. It's only logical.
BanditGamer  +   770d ago
Wish every publisher and game was treated with the same business respect. Yes, I'm talking about Activision and CoD and yes, I'm looking at you N4G!
TekoIie  +   770d ago
That sir is thanks to marketing....
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Also making the game more cod like helped to encourage the console crowd. I expect bf4 to be even more cod like.
I want to see another operation hastings. lol the last one was fun.
AntoineDcoolette  +   770d ago
Well Bad Company 2 sold more than twice as much as the first bad company. Battlefield 3 sold more. As I see it Battlefield franchise is simply gaining more popularity as it has spread to consoles, word of mouth, and advertising. What's to say Bad Company 3 wouldn't perform as well as Battlefield 3?
ginsunuva  +   770d ago
EA's not THAT smart.
Unlimax  +   770d ago
I love EA Games .. I Hate Activision games .. Problem ?
ALLWRONG  +   770d ago
Yeah, what does Activision have to do with BC3? Besides EA and Activision are exactly the same kind of greed.
Unlimax  +   770d ago
I KNOW lol ... I just love EA As a Publisher ( and as a developer in the past ) for publishing so many great titles like Mirror's Edge , Dead Space , the sims series , simcity ... and other titles .. don't get me wrong i'm not EA fanboy xD !!
but comparing EA titles to Activision titles is An affront to the games industry ..
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007Bond  +   770d ago
They should keep Bad Company on consoles only and Bf4 on PC only. I don't think anyone cares for MOH anyways.
RememberThe357  +   770d ago
MOH:W looked hella good. I can't wait to play it. Danger Close looks like it could turn into a top tier dev if EA lets them.
007Bond  +   770d ago
Sure but what bothers me is that they use the same engine and both have the same feel. Maybe it's just me but FPS games just don't excite me anymore. If EA goes down this trend with releasing a FPS every year im done with FPS for a while.
SKUD  +   770d ago
I do agree. Keep the bad company series for consoles. BATTLEFIELD on the PC. Makes sense.
glennco  +   770d ago
until next-gen at least
AusRogo  +   770d ago
Seriously, just give us bc3 first before bf4. Even though bf3 is my goto multiplayer and I play it a lot, I love bad company 2 more. Its hard to say why, it just is better. @007... I care about moh lol
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ian72  +   770d ago
I agree and feel the same as you. Bfbc2 is better, especially single player. I like the characters in bad company. I also like MoH, and hope the multi-player is better on new one than the last. I enjoyed MoH single player though.
yoyo12121  +   770d ago
In bf4 I hope they put the destruction back to the way it was in bad company
Rainstorm81  +   770d ago
I disagree BC2 made it far too easy to destroy MCOMs inside buildings...just destroy the building in BF3 u have to work for it instead of camping in a tank a destroying it.
venom06  +   770d ago
please stop with the BC3 foolishness!!! it was a damn offshoot... Battlefield is the main series. BF4 will be awesome especially on NEXT GEN... people just like the complaing about nothing..
MysticStrummer  +   770d ago
"people just like the complaing about nothing.."

Just like you do, apparently.

I don't care if BF4 or BC3 come next, personally. Either way, I'd like to see smaller maps on consoles to make the smaller player count less obvious.
Zweihanders  +   770d ago
Who cares if it's an offshoot? It was a great offshoot. BC2 sold 12 million copies. The multiplayer is suuuuuper smooth with amazing sound and really fun game play and some of the best maps I've ever played in an FPS game. It's too good to ignore.
Blastoise  +   770d ago
Bad company 2 Vietnam was epic, I`d like more DLC like that please :)
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Parasyte  +   770d ago
What I liked about the Bad Company series was the fact that it had a better story, better characters, the humor, and the fact that it didn't take itself seriously.

The thing that kinda killed BF3 for me a little was the fact that it was trying to be uber-intense and super serious.
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kma2k  +   770d ago
Agree with you 100%!
yoyo12121  +   770d ago
They were just trying to be realistic
Hazmat13  +   770d ago
i love the BFBC series with he humor and action its a type of game you can play for a long time and yes i do find the multiplayer on BFBC way better then BF3.
ian72  +   770d ago
I agree with you.
Zha1tan  +   770d ago
Bad Company series were crap if you gamed on PC anway, BF2 was and still is the best and BF3 is pretty awful to.

Dont like the new engine "frostbite" it has massive problems with latency and is extremely glitchy plus the games on it feel to clustered.

Like in BF3 I can hardly move sometimes due to a cardboard box or something that an avatar should be able to step over easily but instead you have to jump? stupid.

Hated how sluggish the Bad company games were and yet again they were plagued with latency.
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The console crowd has never had dev support for long time so they don't expect it. BF5 will be in 2015.

This is why I love valve they still make hardcore shooter. Consoles don't have any.
Zha1tan  +   770d ago
Its not so much about being hard core.

Its more why were so many features stripped from BF2 like mod support?

Its clear EA has its own cashcow now and it seems the EA fanboys who know nothing but a PS3 controller or Xbox controller have no idea what they missed out on and its sad to see people actually defending EA.
StayStatic  +   770d ago
Hope it just an expansion to the current battlefield or 4 perhaps, all these iterations get frustrating, new Single SP and more maps etc.
DeadIIIRed  +   770d ago
How about Battlefield 1951 during the Korean War
JBSleek  +   770d ago
How about neither till at least 2014? That would be very nice and gives you more time to make a better game and not be plagued by the same formula you ridicule all the time which is CoD annual releases.
Oh_Yeah  +   770d ago
BF3 was disappointing,campaign wise it became generic with less destruction. overall just felt like i was playing a more polished version of cod...they should release bad company 3 as dlc.
Rupee  +   770d ago
BF4 already? The hypocrisy of EADICE is astounding. Werent they trash-talking CoD because of a yearly release? I f**king hate CoD but at least they are mixing it up going from Modern Warfare to Black Ops.
Rainstorm81  +   770d ago
BF4 would be 2 years after BF3,,,,,,BF isnt a yearly release
LAWSON72  +   770d ago
Cod is developed for 2 years also think of it this way black ops = Moh and mw = bf
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Rainstorm81  +   769d ago
So what about games like gears, uncharted, forza etc they are also on two year dev cycles.....games on 2 year cycles isn't really a bad thing it depends on the developer
Rupee  +   768d ago
Yeah good point lawson... I could see that.
Sugreev2001  +   770d ago
The single player and most importantly,the multiplayer was miles better than BF3.I hope we get a Bad Company 3,would love to see what Haggard does next.
user5467007  +   770d ago
If your still very proud and fond of it then why are you guys releasing BF4 before BC3. It would of made it so you could put off making BF4 untill we see a leap again loike the one from BF2 to BF3...hell even wait untill next gen if thats the case.
TrueGaming  +   770d ago
IMO BC2 is better than BF3 in some aspects & BF3 is better than BC2 in other aspects... If I had to choose between the 2 new games releasing, I would like to see BC3 sooner than BF4 just because it's been a longer period of time between the last game, besides BF3 just dropped it's first DLC... But in all reality I would like a break from the (what seems to be) endless FPS after FPS with minimal changes... I'm not saying these games are unplayable or bad but it just seems to me that for every step these DEVS take foward they take a step or two back & that's why I believe people complain so much ( of course some people just cry about anything just to cry ). I know its hard to perfect a game that everyone loves but it seems to me that it feels like it's been a long time since I got a near perfect FPS ( IMHO BC2 would be that game,along with KZ2 behind that)... Bottomline it's up to the DEVS to think things out more before releasing their 1.5 or 2.0 version of their respective title & it's up to the PEOPLE to decide whether they're truly happy being stuck with a game that hardly changes it's formula instead of innovating with real changes... Just remember this is my OPINION....YEEEAAAWAAAHHH
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explicitbaron  +   770d ago
Am I the only one who loved BFBC1 and 2, but hates Battlefield 3. It isn't balanced, the maps are not that good and most of all IT'S NOT FUN.
Brixxer600  +   770d ago
You definitely aren't the only one , i still play the mp of BC2 and think it's far superior to Bf3 . I play on console and feel that the maps are actually too big on console for the amount of players , by the time everyone jumps into a vehicle there are no infantry to fight and i find it boring .
explicitbaron  +   770d ago
THANK YOU I;m not alone.
TotalHitman  +   770d ago
You are not alone.
jjank11  +   770d ago
BC2 was awesome. I loved the campaign. BF3 campaign doesn't compare to it but i do enjoy the MP. It just has a different feel than BC2. You should take the game in its own right, its not BC2 and is not trying to be. People also forget that BC2 had a butt load of issues in the first few months. Vietnam addition was pretty cool.
TrueGaming  +   770d ago
@ EXPLICITBARON----I'm sure you're not the only person to feel that way & that's cool because that's your opinion. I just wouldn't go far as to say it's "not fun", I mean it's generally a fun game but I'd say what makes games not fun is the people for reasons like hacking, glitching, camping, no teamplay,etc. But all games can be fun, in their own right. And I do agree that I like BC2 better than BF3 but I still like BF3 too, I'm just bummed about how games & these as of late gameplay fads are affecting what gaming used to be & could be...
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Yomaster  +   770d ago
*Sigh* So many fond memories of BC2. :'-)

I see a lot of people comparing BC2 and BF3 and saying which one is better. Honestly, I miss the simplicity of BC2's matchmaking, as well as the map designs (Arica Harbor, anyone?). BC2 just WORKED, despite having a few bad maps (yeah, the jungle ones). You formed a squad, hit "Quickmatch," and you all joined the same squad and team and starting kicking ass. BF3 doesn't do that feature too well sometimes (although it HAS gotten better lately).

However, I feel BF3 has a lot more depth to the gameplay and offers a lot more in terms of gameplay mechanics. Not to say I don't miss BC2's tracer darts, though... ;-) I think BF3 does some things better than BC2 (weapon customization, suppression effects), and vice-versa. If I could change one thing about BF3, I would nix the custom servers, though...

Overall, I just wish I could combine certain aspects from BF3 and BC2 into one game.
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Mac420  +   770d ago
Vietnam DLC for BC2 was essentially the original Vietnam game for PC updated to modern gen. There are pro's an con's to both games no need to be like "this 1 is better then the other" there completely different games. BC Series is a console game ported to PC so they dislike an console players love. Battlefield series is a PC game ported to console's. No point in comparing the 2 of course BC plays better on consoles, they made it for console's in mind. Simple as that an with the way the recession is, they can't afford for a mediocre game to come out just to please a fan base. Companies just can't afford to do this anymore.
OooHJohnny  +   770d ago
I miss BC1 maps. I met almost 50% of my PSN friends on this excellent and underrated game. BF3 was a big disappointment for me.
taquito  +   770d ago
battlefield is a pc game

bfbc is a console game

though they are both on both platforms, their roots shot through

though bfbc is much better on pc than any bf game on console
ZeroWil  +   770d ago
BF3 had the better vehicle play, and gun customization, but wasn't that great on consoles due to map sizes, player count, etc.

BC2 worked so well because the consoles were its focus, so the maps were designed around their limits. While I enjoyed BF3 on my Xbox (more so on PC), BC2 was superior IMO.
Soldierone  +   770d ago
"Oh no the Bad Company series is fantastic, and has a solid fanbase. But we stole some COD fans with BF and want to milk it for more money before releasing the game all our true fans want"
ChunkyLover53  +   770d ago
I actually liked Bad Company 2, the campaign anyway. The online was okay, Vietnam was pretty fun, but people spawned camped with tanks all the time.

I think one of the reasons Battlefield 3 sold "so well", is because people decided to support it in spite of Call Of Duty. I know at least two people who bought the game, but haven't even played it.

Battlefield 3 sells like 10-12 million copies and everything EA talked trash on Activision for went out the window. I actually think Bad Company sold better than MOH, so we could see a Bad Company/Battlefield game on a year to year basis in the future.
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RAYMEISTER  +   770d ago
I love the parachuting in and snow maps on BFBC2. I wish they would just combine BFBC2 w/ BF3 so u don't have to be going back and forth. Put BFBC2 in the bf3 browser for options. Won't be getting BF4 cuz I don't see it being that different than BFBC2 or BF3. Especially because I just invested in premium
OneAboveAll  +   770d ago
Bad Company 3 needs 4 player coop! It has 4 antagonists so let me play with 3 of my friends! :D
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