DICE's Patrick Bach has suggested that the team has no plans to release a new Battlefield game next year, saying that releasing a Battlefield game each year "will eventually kill the franchise".
Hear that, Activision?
But what about an annual military shooter from EA.....Just because its under a different name doesn't mean its not the same situation. COD is developed every year by different developers. Expect MOH or a Battlefield (in some form) every year
Actually, I heard last year they would iterate between a MOH and BF game each year. Their opinion may've changed now though.
The annual shooter is perfectly fine. It mixes it up. I play through campaigns all the time so this is great news for me. At above: The opinion didn't change. 2012 we'll have Medal of Honor. In 2013 we'll probably have BFBC3.
Actually with respawn they have the opportunity to have 3 year cycles per franchise. This imo is the sweet spot.
*facepalm* They just started the MOH and BF yearly switch you idiot. DICE worked on MOH for the FIRST TIME. Besides, MOH is more of a COD type shooter (faster paced, kill-streaks) and BF is more of a tactical shooter.
I think GrumyVeteran said it best. I think EA will alternate between BF & MOH since they have 2 shooters. They just need to come out with a new version of BLACK and then it will be the best.
Gamers beg to differ. Take a look at COD sales. Matter of fact the momentum keeps on picking up. I love BF but EA/DICE think they already own COD. lol
Well, in terms of quality and variety per new game, EA/DICE do own CoD in that regard.
Could you tell me how they own COD in variety without being a BF fanboy?
1. Destructible environments 2. Massive playfields to prevent spawn camping 3. Operable vehicles for four or more players 4. Team-based tactics and strategic thinking 5. Physics-based weapon effects 6. Being able to shoot through walls, breakable objects 7. 30+ more players on the PC version of Battlefield games 8. Frostbite 2.0 (enough said) Do you want me to go on?
BF2143, BF4, etc - 2 different game futures that could totally work, not 2 modern things like CoD has. Then you got Sci-fi fans on one series, and Modern fans on the other (I prefer modern). Actually, a 2142 singleplayer sounds fun... plus console players never got to experience 2142 = yay for all gamers. Besides, DICE said it won't happen: http://www.oxm.co.uk/32042/... EA has Medal of honor to fill that gap Oh ho ho ho.
They hear it, but they're laughing at it. CoD games sell more and more, so what do they care? They might start releasing 2 every year.
what happen to battlefield bad company 3?
Who would want Bad Company 3 after BF3? Maybe introduce the BC team into BF4 or somethin.
well bfbc2 never ended
Uhh... me. I love Bad Company and the slapstick humor it brings.
Would prefer it to be a DLC campaign for BF3, maybe throw in a few extra maps for multilayer. That to Activation would be a brand new COD :P
Yep, it would kill BF. They can't do what COD does year after year.
I think they could easly put out the same ever year! They could just name it bf4.. To bad Dice cares about having the highest quality product.. Infinity ward actually puts out call of duty ever 2 years.. And the other team will put out black ops 2 next year.. black ops 2 vs MOH next year..
"They can't do what COD does year after year." Reusing the engine and just changing a small few things? :p
Damn right it would. Who want's a piece of sh*% like MW or COD which changes the load out you can carry the release a new game ore 5 more new maps quick release a new game. Well done DICE, take your time and bring out an incredible game every 3-4-5 years instead of a moderated last years version that bCOD games take.
Just release BF3 and then add expansions like vietnam and i'll be satisfied for a very long time. Who agrees??
Sorry....Vietnam to me felt like ultimately a disappointment. It feels limited...its handled like a seperate game ... just the whole flow of Vietnam felt like a disjointed experience from BFBC2. If you make an expansion for the game I bought...I expect it to be an expansion on what I have. Vietnam would have been better off being made its own complete game...oh wait they did that already. I would have much prefered actual NEW BFBC2 maps with modern weapons/vehicles...
Nah, I liked the idea of bringing in a new era of war through DLC. The experience felt fine to me. I hope DICE does something like it again for BF3. Perhaps a dinosaur mode of some sort, or a 2142 expansion.
Hopefully Back to Karkand will change your mind.
As for Dice commenting on annualizing would kill BF? Umm...NO I dont think it would if handled properly. Think it through before you disagree. First off... EA definitely needs to expand DICE as is. DICE now with Frostbite 2.0 is supporting pretty much every EA game so they need more hands on the deck. Secondly...Grow and then split DICE into 2 teams... a BF team... and a BFBC/2142 team. Have team 1 assigned to make a proper BF game every 2 years. Assign team 2 to make games in either the BFBC series with the characters and humor and/or rotate in the SCI-Fi'd BF2142 series to launch on the off years of the BF games. Done there you go... BF annualized and feeling different enough that it wouldn't be killed by lack of development time and/or creativity given two separate teams. Whatever you do EA...dont force DICE to work on peices and parts of other games (Medal of Honor) ....let them focus.
That's what Activision is doing. Maybe you forgot what fail-pie tastes like, but you can buy a new one each year and it's called Call of Duty.
Fail pie sure has sold a lot of units.
@Dlacy13g I never said people didn't buy it...just suggested homeboy up above forgot what it tasted like.
i say have seperate developers work on moh and battlefield and have one release one year and the next the other, it would help them focus on their games and gives them a good amount of time to make the games
Howabout hoping BF DOESN'T try to own CoD in sells so it doesn't turn into the next CoD?
bf is already basically annual http://i.imgur.com/dUn4S.jp...
battlefield 3 (2011) medal of honor 2 2012 respawn entertainment game (2013) battlefield 4(2013-2014 new consoles) profit....
Bf3, Mirror's Edge 2, BF2143, (New IP?)
Well...at least they aren't going all Capcom and releasing 'Battlefield 3 Mega Super Duper Edition' months after the initial release.
That made me laugh out loud. Funny because a new Street Fighter IV just came out...Hyper-Expensive-We-Need- Money-From-PC-Gamers Edition.
just keep the maps coming
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