Both Bad Company 3 and a World War 2 themed game are reportedly in the works.
Just a few days ago, we reported on a leak that seemed to claim that DICE are currently working on a new Battlefield game, and that that game is apparently going to be Bad Company 3, a continuation of the popular sub-series within the franchise. Responsible for the leak was AlmightyDal, who in the past has been responsible for other major (and credible) Battlefield leaks as well (such as for Battlefield 1). After some countering reports that seemed to claim that this leak may not have much truth in it, though, AlmightyDal has come out with another leak that goes into greater detail about what’s in store for the future of the Battlefield franchise.
Apparently, there’s two mainline Battlefield games currently in development at DICE. Bad Company 3 is in development at DICE LA. Meanwhile, DICE’s main studio, which is at Sweden, is working on what seems to be a spiritual successor to Battlefield 1 itself. This game will take place in a World War 2 setting.
According to the leak, the WW2-themed game is the one that most of the focus seems to be on internally at EA, and this is probably going to be the next game the series puts out. The leak claims it will be out in 2018, and is going to expand on on Battlefield 1’s biggest strengths, from its atmosphere and its old-school gunplay to its maps and map sizes. The game is without a name yet, though the leak claims DICE Sweden have narrowed it down to a few final contenders.
Battlefield: Bad Company 3, meanwhile, is in development at DICE LA, as mentioned earlier, though it’s not going to be out next year. The gist of its seems to be that both games are in development simultaneously, with the WW2-themed shooter due out this year, and Bad Company 3 taking centre stage in 2019. As usual take this report with a grain of salt but you can watch the video by AlmightyDal giving you the full lowdown on the leak below.