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Submitted by wohoo 1633d ago | news

Bad Company “a new stand-alone franchise” for EA

TVGB: "DICE’s squad-based, Battlefield-branded Bad Company series is now considered “a new stand-alone franchise” at mothership and publishing house EA." (Battlefield: Bad Company 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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come_at_me_bro  +   1634d ago
Cool. Now can you let DICE make a real Battlefield game?
deadreckoning666  +   1634d ago
Hm, this is very interesting news. Bad Company 2 is EASILY my multiplayer game of this generation and I thought that Battlefield 3 would be a more enhanced version of BC2. If Bad Company will become a stand alone franchise, then does that mean that destructability won't be present in Battlefield 3...since it was introduced in the "Bad Company" franchise?

Also, does that mean that the style of gameplay that BC2 had won't be present in BC3?
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Pandamobile  +   1634d ago
Battlefield 3 is a sequel to Battlefield 2, so I hope BF3 would be an enhanced version of BF2.
WildArmed  +   1634d ago
I agree deadreck.

BC2 was the best FPS Mp experience I've had within the last 2 years.

Dice has too many things on it's plate to be honest.
(helping in pretty much every MP games.. Bad company, battlefield..) -- since BC and Battlefield are different franchises (apparently)

I think i was playing NFS demo and even that had DICE's name on it during the intro.

EA has alot of good devs under their hood.
Red_Orange_Juice  +   1633d ago
Battlefield > Call of Duty
Bad Company > Modern Warfare
vickers500  +   1633d ago
Call of Duty 4 > Bad Company
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Headquarters11  +   1630d ago
Who cares? Bad Company 2 maps are all shit and look the same. Boring game.
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visualb  +   1633d ago
I think bad company is good
allows Battlefield to remain PC centric, yet also allowing console gamers to gain a similar (yet dubbed down and simplified) experience
Da_Evil_Monkey  +   1633d ago
why is it always assumed that console gamers need 'simplified' experience, we're not all 12 year olds. We do actually have a brain. Why do devs think that they need to remove a server browser? Why do they think they need to not show your ping, or have stupid massive numbers showing us that we got points. I know I just got points, I just got a kill, you don't need to point it out to me!

P.S this rant is not directed at you visualb. your comment just reminded me about something I really hate in the gaming industry.
evrfighter  +   1633d ago
"why is it always assumed that console gamers need 'simplified' experience, we're not all 12 year olds."

you don't seriously believe a real battlefield title can run on both toybox consoles do you?

sad if you do.
Da_Evil_Monkey  +   1633d ago
@evrfighter
I presume when you say 'real' battlefield title, you mean Battlefield 2, 2142 etc.

1. when did I mention that in my comment

2. Yes I do actually, going by the system requirements for Battlefield 2; PS3 and Xbox 360 would run it fine with tweaking. Or if you were referring to a modern update to what you call the 'real' battlefield franchise, I believe that also could, as long as Dice manage to use the full extent of both consoles hardware.
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bradlinho  +   1633d ago
Whatever, it's all business bollocks. It won't change the quality of the games. It make no difference to anyone but marketing twats.
Quagmire  +   1633d ago
Mirrors Edge 2 first, please, thank you.

Oh, and what about a new Battlefieled 2142? Is the original game any good? Worth picking up?
gamerdude132  +   1633d ago
Yeah, 2142 was great! It was basically Battlefield, but in the future. So, yeah, it's worth picking up and should be pretty cheap now.
LumpsRGood  +   1633d ago
Ugh... *another* FPS? Just make the things good, not more of the same. UGH! I say.
Pandamobile  +   1633d ago
If you don't like FPS games, don't buy them.

It's fricking Battlefield, man. What other genre are you expecting?
Ju  +   1633d ago
EA has a lot of shooters in their portfolio, I think:

BC, now MoH and Crysis(2). I am curious how they can manage to be successful with all three.
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SilverSlug  +   1633d ago
Ah
I hate this. Too many FPS games to do with modern war too fast.

Bad Company 2 came out early this year, then Medal of Honor already? Now Black Ops and then Battlefield 3.

Then Bad Company 3 since its own franchise and Medal of Honor 2 since that did well, then the next Call of Duty.

Companies should support their games for 2 solid years, then release the next one. Not hit you, take your money, add DLC and run.
Calm Down Sunshine  +   1633d ago
I'd like to see the Dev teams rotate between game genres.
Kewl_Kat  +   1633d ago
There's nothing wrong with too many fps games, as long as there's other games on other genres being released as well. It's not like all games would be fps. Back in the ps2 days, rpg games were dominant, but no one complained.
Peppino7  +   1633d ago
Great franchise to keep alive!
Dave1351  +   1633d ago
I still think bad company 1 was the best! anyway i hope they make another one!
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xYLeinen  +   1633d ago
Is this going to be milked now.

The problem is they are bringing every single weapon over. Just look at BC1 to BC2
ZILLA  +   1633d ago
THE KING OF ALL FPS!!
BAAAAAAAAD COMPAMY...F T W!
corneliuscrust  +   1633d ago
If this is true
They should *REALLY* think about actually supporting BC2... Not this viet nam expansion pack bs. Just give us some new maps for BC2, that's all we've been asking for from the start
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sak500  +   1633d ago
BF series ruled online fps genre last decade with BF1942, MOD/DC, Secret weapons of WWII not so much), Vietnam, BF2, BF2142 on PC and started console with BF:MC, BF:BC and BC2. I think they are one of the most diverse fps makers and added tons of features which others followed and yet to follow on. I remember commander mode in BF:2, mp3 playback via radio of vehicles in BF:V, getting into any vehicle, land, air or sea started back in 1942.

LOVE DICE not so much EA ;)

Keep on giving us the BF series and we'll continue buying it. Can't wait for Vietnam DLC for BC2.
xino  +   1633d ago
All i wish for is
that Backstab map should return!

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