One of the most popular shooters to arrive this generation was undoubtedly the Battlefield: Bad Company franchise. An upstart from DICE, spun the Battlefield franchise in a new direction and for the first time introduced a story-line into the fold. With the recent announcement of the Battlefield 4 beta, many fans of the popular shooter have begun to wonder when DICE will get around to continuing the Bad Company series.
In a recent interview, DICE’s Patrick Bach explained that Bad Company is far from dead, and will eventually return. “The Bad Company IP is still something we love,” Bach told IGN. “It’s very dear to me because I worked on both titles. We have no information with where we are to a sequel to Bad Company, so I can’t tell you anything about that IP.” Eventhough it looks like Battlefield 4 is next on the horizon for the team at DICE, Bach made sure to iterate that the developer would “never kill something that’s great.”
Back in 2011, DICE’s Patrick Liu echoed a similar sentiment in regards to the Bad Company franchise. “We haven’t killed Bad Company,” Liu said in an interview. “But we can only make so many games. Be patient. There might be something else coming up.”
In the interview, Bach also suggested that the team has other announcements and projects in store for fans. Mirrors Edge 2 is another DICE property that many fans have been clamoring for since the original launched all the way back in 2008. It’s been a long wait that has left many assuming that DICE has left the franchise for dead. Bach again reassured that Mirror’s Edge is a property that they love. “Of course we haven’t killed it, because it’s too good to kill.”
A tease of things to come from DICE? We’re not holding out hope for a Battlefield: Bad Company 3 announcement anytime soon, but Mirror’s Edge 2 would be a welcome surprise.