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Battlefield 4 will once again be set in the modern era

by William Schwartz on August 13, 2012

DICE has confirmed that Battlefield 4 will once again be set in the modern era. Speaking earlier today at GDC Europe, DICE GM Karl Mangus Troedsson confirmed that there were numerous reasons that the developer decided to stick with the modern setting in Battlefield 4.

“There’s a lot of things inspiring us as to how the franchise will move on,” Troedsson explained “Everything from fans’ feedback, to market research and, of course, what we want to build ourselves. It’s not just one single thing.”

“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,” Joystiq reports.

Troedsson also spoke briefly about the possibility of return to the Bad Company franchise in the future, but it doesn’t look like that will be arriving any time prior to 2014 or 2015. A beta for Battlefield 4 is due out in fall of 2013, and its assumed that a release will follow shortly thereafter.

Access to the beta is being granted to purchasers of the Limited Edition of Danger Close’s Medal of Honor: Warfighter which is due out this fall.

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  • Donald

    I’m sure glad that Battlefield isn’t becoming Call of Duty. Oh wait, it is…

    • Heavenswarrior121

      Ea has more fps shooters then activision…the best battlefield was battlefield 1942 every other game was a fail

  • The Future of Sega

    Good. Modern Eras are WAAAAAY better than the old crappy WWII eras. LOL! Owned.


    oh god IM SO SICK of the modern setting. give us some of that ww2 goodness.

  • The Future of Sega


  • e-ton

    I want a vietnam setting for a story….some creepy as shit like what happened there would be awesome

  • Wtf

    Give us a single player involving Hitler, lol

  • Heavenswarrior121

    Battlefail 4 lol


    I don’t even want to hear about Battlefield 4. Give me some Armored Kill on BF3, let me soak that up for a while then I’ll think about BF4.

    Dudes above, Vietnam has already been done. Perhaps for the next one they can focus again on China? They completely ignored the fan favorite maps from BF2 when they dropped the fan favorites for BF3. Of course there would be more to it but that could be part of it.

  • e-ton

    Veitnam been done as multiplayer, and shellshock story which sucked. I’m talkin story mode by battlefied not mp. They always make good stories, I would like them to make a veitnam story. Modern era is awesome but a lil switch up would be nice


    I want another battlefield 2142. Or something futuristic. Past black ops 2.. I really enjoyed the gameplay of 2142 and i hope ea does that before another bad company installment.

  • The Future of Sega

    Just for pissing me off and giving me 6 thumbs down, I’m thumbzing AAAAAAAALL comments that are not my own…just for the LULZ! LOL! OOOOOOWNED YOU NOOB HOES!!!!!!!!


    I never got to play 2142 :-(

  • necrotx

    Battlefield 1776!!! So Thou may pwn u RapScallions!!

  • seriousnukem

    Whats yor problem? The only one ist who ist owned, is you.

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