Interestingly enough, DICE has just confirmed that yes, Battlefield 4 will take place in the modern era. Some may have thought that since Black Ops 2 is set in the near future, the EA studio would opt to take a similar approach, but apparently that isn’t the case.
Speaking on the matter at GDC Europe, general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson explained:
There’s a lot of things inspiring us as to how the franchise will move on. Everything from fans’ feedback, to market research and, of course, what we want to build ourselves. It’s not just one single thing. And, yes, I know Battlefield 4 is probably the most creative name we ever could come up with. I can’t comment any more on that games because it’s all secret.
We still want to stay in this genre, the modern day as it is. We feel this is a place we can be and continue with the series. Battlefield 4 can live in this space and be very successful.
Troedsson went on to address the question on every fan’s mind: whether or not we’ll see another installment in the Bad Company franchise. Just because they’re focusing on Battlefield 4 right now “doesn’t mean there might not be a Bad Company game again in the future.”
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