We’ll need to wait and see either way.
Though DICE found major success with Battlefield after the third game, spinning the franchise off into Visceral Games’ Battlefield: Hardline releasing later this year, the developer is constantly asked the same thing over and over again: Why is Battlefield 4 so broken? Also, whether we’d be seeing a new Battlefield: Bad Company game in the near future.
DICE head Karl Magnus-Troedsson is actually curious about how some fans appreciated Bad Company 2 more than Battlefield 4. When speaking to Eurogamer, Troedsson stated, “We hear those comments as well and see them. There were some people who were saying, ‘why are you building Hardline? You should build Bad Company 3 instead.’”
“But there’s one thing that lingers with Bad Company that we’ve been asking ourselves: what is it that the people really liked about Bad Company?
“Some people say they found the multiplayer controls faster and more direct,” Troedsson went on. “Some people liked the single-player and the characters and the humour. People love different things about it. It’s starting to almost get to that place where, if we were to make a sequel to Bad Company, what would than even imply?
“It’s scary to go back and try to remake an old fan favourite when actually no-one can really put their finger on what it is people love. Bringing back the characters and creating a great single-player out of that, sure, I can understand that.
“But some people say this: the Bad Company 2 multiplayer is the best you’ve ever done. Okay, why is that? It’s hard for people to articulate what that is, which is actually hard for us. It would be hard to remake something like that. Can we do it? Of course. We have our theories when it comes to the multiplayer.”
With that in mind, we’ll need to “wait and see” if DICE will ever make a follow-up. It’s still a very important franchise dear to the studio’s heart though so there’s always a chance it could return at some point in the future. “It’s going to come down to, if people really want it and if a team inside my group really wants to build it, then sure.”
Meanwhile, Battlefield: Hardline will be out on October 21st for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and PC.