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DICE Explains Why There’s No Battlefield: Bad Company 3
Spin-off series Bad Company has yet to receive a third entry in the franchise, as developer DICE has opted to pursue other projects, one of which is rebooting Star Wars Battlefront. But while speaking to Eurogamer, DICE boss Karl-Magnus Troedsson stated that the real reason as to why the series has been dormant for several years now is because the studio is finding it difficult to figure out what people liked about the original two games. This naturally led DICE to be wary of not ruining the series all together.
“Some people say they found the multiplayer controls faster and more direct. 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.”
When asked if we’ll ever see Bad Company 3, especially considering the fact that DICE has both Star Wars Battlefront, Mirror’s Edge, and the multiplayer portion of Battlefield: Hardline in the works, Troedsoon replied saying,
“Well you’ll have to wait and see,” was Troedsson’s reply. “The Bad Company sub brand is something we hold very near and dear. We’ll take that into account when we think about the future.
“It’s never dead. You can always revive it, as with any TV series, movie or IP. 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.”