DICE Working On Battlefield 3
Okay, so you know about Battlefield: Bad Company (and the sequel scheduled for this year), Battlefield: Heroes and Battlefield 1943. But did you know there was another entry in the series...?
According to G4TV, EA COO John Pleasants spoke about Battlefield 3, which is currently in development at Swedish developer DICE. If you aren't familiar, DICE is also responsible for last year's excellent Mirror's Edge, and they're currently closing in on completing Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Said Pleasants:
"I've had the luxury of looking at Battlefield 3 over at DICE in Sweden and was highly impressed by the way the team is working on that product. Of course, that's not [coming out] in the fiscal year, but that is a product that is looking very good."
This is one of those franchises that shouldn't go overlooked, despite the heavy competition it typically faces. There's little doubt that Bad Company 2 will be a definite winner - who didn't have fun with the original? Seriously? - and DICE is proving themselves to be a fully competent designer. Of course, this means we have to keep checking around for any new information that might leak out concerning Battlefield 3, but we figure we can add another promising title to our ever-expanding radar.
6/10/2009 John Shepard