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There’s a new Battlefield title coming next year

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This year, DICE and EA are bringing us our pew pew pew action by way of Star Wars Battlefront, which looks great if you’re one of the millions of people who love George Lucas’ space opus. I’m not, but that’s my business. I’m honestly keener for a brand new Battlefield – its blend of arcade shooting and military sim tickles my own tastes far more than Call of Duty or Star Wars. Battlefield 4 was a bit of a disappointment though, as far as I’m concerned.

Too many server issues, months and months of network issues and that blasted staggered premium service meant the game just didn’t have the impact or lasting playerbase it should have. Coming as a surprise to absolutely nobody, EA has confirmed that there’s a new one coming next year.

In the company’s latest earning’s call, CFO Blake Jorgensen confirmed a new Battlefield when asked about the company’s release strategy by an analyst.

“What we have said is that our intention over the next couple of years is to have a first-person shooter as one of the core titles,” he explained. “This year, obviously, it’s Star Wars Battlefront. Next year, it’s another Battlefield title.”

Of course it is. I’m actually okay with the idea, provided they don’t do a Call of Duty and go too far in to the future – even though it’s something the franchise has done before with Battlefield 2142.

I’d love for it to tackle the past again, because there’s something far more satisfying about nailing a digital enemy in the head with an old-school bolt-action rifle than some new-fangled weapon that does half of the aiming for you.

And if it’s not a core, numbered title, I’d not say no to a return to Bad Company, or something along those lines. Just please, no more Hardline.

Last Updated: July 31, 2015


  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 31, 2015 at 09:33

    What movie are they going to release it in time for?


  2. Uberutang

    July 31, 2015 at 09:39

    Please be Bad Company 3.


    • Hammersteyn

      July 31, 2015 at 09:49



    • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

      July 31, 2015 at 09:53

      Please be Plants vs Zombies pew pew pew 2


  3. Aries

    July 31, 2015 at 09:39

    Actually BF4 has a huge player base still playing, servers arent as dead as you think, even BF3, though hardline is pretty dead on PC, and No to World War, old school is boring and the weapons arent that good from that era, and are limited, another Bad Company maybe, that would be great, as for premium, it was worth the R250 I spent on it there is some decent maps in there


  4. HairyEwok

    July 31, 2015 at 09:42

    I’m probably not the first to say this and probably not the last. These yearly releases of the same IP needs to stop. It’s killing gaming and the minds of developers.


    • Captain JJ Fantasticus

      July 31, 2015 at 09:51

      It’s a run & gun game. There is no story or creativity to kill


  5. Dutch Matrix

    July 31, 2015 at 09:43

    • Generic ZA

      July 31, 2015 at 10:44

      rainbows and guitars, that reminds me …


  6. Viking Of Science

    July 31, 2015 at 09:46

    Battlefield 2142 reboot Confirmed


    • Ragnar The Vengeful

      July 31, 2015 at 10:33

      They won’t let 2142 compete against Battlefront. 1942 with a Frostbite over-haul will be great, but the weapon customization and limited available weapons does not bode well for DLC, so EA won’t go for it. I think it will be just another modern rehash.

      As a side note, I’d prefer it if they go back to basics. Limited weapons are easier to balance.


  7. K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

    July 31, 2015 at 09:47

    I can dig this.


  8. Captain JJ Fantasticus

    July 31, 2015 at 09:50

    Battlefiel SOFTLINE
    Like hardline, only it actually sells.


  9. SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

    July 31, 2015 at 09:53

    Hahahaha. EA has a “release strategy”? Could have fooled me. 😀


    • Captain JJ Fantasticus

      July 31, 2015 at 09:54

      That’s usually where they start.
      1. Release strategy
      2. Starting to make the game
      3. Release
      4. Finish the game


      • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

        July 31, 2015 at 09:56

        Wait. Wait. Wait. Where does the DLC P2W model come in? I assume before 4?


        Austin 3.16: DLC to fix broken game and make the MONEH.

        WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?


        • Captain JJ Fantasticus

          July 31, 2015 at 09:57

          Oh I forgot about that. I think they plan the DLC before they start to make the game as well.
          They build all the details around what would be nice to have. Make them DLC and then create the game without it. 😉


          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            July 31, 2015 at 09:57

            Lol. ^This

  10. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    July 31, 2015 at 11:00

    oooooooooooooooooooooof course there is… Glad I decided to skip this franchise this time around.


  11. SmurFyZA

    July 31, 2015 at 11:43

    OMG please just gief Bad Company 3


  12. Klipkop1980

    July 31, 2015 at 13:00

    Make a new WW2 shooter damn you!


  13. Ranting Raptor

    July 31, 2015 at 14:58

    No ways! Really!?!?!



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