DICE say there will be a Battlefield: Bad Company 3, eventually

DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson has said that a third installment in the Bad Company franchise will eventually happen, reports Polygon, but not in the near future due to newly announced Electronic Arts DICE-developed titles.

Gustavsson stated, “My feeling is that I would love to do it. For me, when we started the company with 1942, it was really a work of passion, And then we worked our way through the era of different wars, and I loved them all, like my little babies. When it came to Bad Company, it was creative freedom; don’t take yourself too seriously.”

“So I love it. I want to see it again. Whether it can happen [right] now with the newly announced Mirrors Edge 2 and Star Wars: Battlefront… but we’ll see. But trust me, the Bad Company [team] isn’t forgotten, they are just on a very long vacation,” he continued. “So they are out there, they’re coming back.”

Both Mirrors Edge 2 and Star Wars: Battlefront were announced at E3 2013 in June and refer to the Electronic Arts DICE-developed titles which have pushed Bad Company 3 down the pecking order. And during E3, EA confirmed that Battlefield: Bad Company 3 wasn’t in development, so it could be several years before the third installment in the series sees the light of day.

Frank Gibeau, President of EA Labels, stated in August that EA will rotate between their 3 shooters, Battlefield, Titanfall and Battlefront.