Battlefield 4 Sticking With Modern Day Setting, DICE Says
When EA rather nonchalantly announced that Battlefield 4 is coming, we were left with no details whatsoever on the game, apart from the fact that it would have a beta which you could secure access to by pre-ordering Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
We still don’t know a great deal about Battlefield 4, DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson, speaking at GDC Europe earlier today (as reported by Joystiq), at least told us what the setting will be. Try to act surprised.
“There’s a lot of things inspiring us as to how the franchise will move on. Everything from fans’ feedback, to market research and, of course, what we want to build ourselves. It’s not just one single thing,” said Troedsson. “And, yes, I know Battlefield 4 is probably the most creative name we ever could come up with. I can’t comment any more on that game because it’s all secret.”
Troedsson continued: “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.”
Some gamers have been voicing fatigue over the whole modern-day setting for shooters, which I can completely understand, but I’d have to stand with Troedsson on this one. It feels like a lot more can still be done, and I think we’ve still got quite a ways to go before that particular setting becomes as saturated as, say, World War 2.
What do you think? Were you hoping for a different setting for Battlefield 4?