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Another EA studio working on Battlefield spin-off?

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According to a report, Dead Space developers are working on a Battlefield spin-off.

Battlefield 4 spin off

A few weeks ago, EA surprised everyone by announcing that all development of future games at DICE has been put on hold until they fix Battlefield 4. While BF4 players loved the news, EA’s shareholders were a bit disappointed, resulting in a decline of EA stock.

But according to a new rumor, EA is developing another Battlefield game, but not at DICE. Instead, another EA studio — Visceral — is reportedly working on a Battlefield spin off.

The rumor comes from game industry analyst Michael Pachter, who believes that EA has spun off a Battlefield game that’s in development at Visceral, who are famous for the Dead Space franchise.

Pachter apparently spoke to EA management, who said that a Battlefield game would be released in FY15 (Fiscal Year 2015), and that it wouldn’t be developed by DICE.

It would be understandable if DICE didn’t work directly on the next Battlefield game, as it’s already been confirmed that Star Wars Battlefront 3 will be developed by DICE.

For now, we’re glad that DICE is all in on making Battlefield 4 playable and bug free.

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40 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. mohammad
    December 13th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    yep it’s ruined….

    • it is
      December 13th, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      It got ruined back in 2011. It’s called Battlefield 3.

      • BF Player
        December 14th, 2013 at 9:40 am

        True, Bad Company 2 was the last Battlefield series game that had any lasting appeal…

        • Witte8
          December 14th, 2013 at 12:53 pm

          Yeah bf2 bad company…a real bf game… No crouch, no jets….

          Stop the “doomsday thinking” please

          • Vic
            December 17th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

            BF Bad Company 1 and 2, not BF2.

      • mohammad
        December 14th, 2013 at 10:16 am

        yeah bro we lived that disaster .

      • elboss
        December 16th, 2013 at 1:51 am

        Yeah .. Go replace that shitty gpu .. BF3 was epic.

      • Chance
        December 16th, 2013 at 8:57 am

        BF3 was amazing, what are you talking about?

    • the name that is not real
      December 14th, 2013 at 2:38 am

      guys i think this is a good think for us end-users, because dice will be like: damn now we have to try harder to show that we are better and visceral will be like: now we got the chance to hit it big, we will try really hard to be better than dice. i think the results will be good for us gamers

      • kro
        December 20th, 2013 at 6:24 am

        Yep, that was supposed to be the same for call of duty 😉

  2. Driest
    December 13th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Well that might be bad for Battlefield series. I know DICE is working on Star Wars Battlefront and they are fixing the game. Im glad with their fixing but to release game every year may affect the quality.
    I would like to see restart of Battlefield in WW2 but if the Visceral studio is working on new game maybe it will be the BF 2412 that players were asking for.

    • Arzie
      December 14th, 2013 at 7:41 am

      Battlefield 2143 actually

    • Douglas
      March 13th, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      a ww2 or full on vietnam id like i mean for ps3 not pc (they already made)

  3. Collision
    December 13th, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    DICE’s better

  4. IVanSpinal
    December 13th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Gore please

  5. killerboye
    December 13th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I am worried about the upcoming Battlefield game, it had always been DICE game. I hope Visceral won’t screw it up. And I also hope that there are NOT going to be micro transactions … It’s good that DICE will be focussing on Star Wars (and soon also Mirror’s Edge).

    I don’t know what Visceral will do, but I hope it will be good otherwise BF4 will be my last Battlefield and I will move on to the dark side in Star Wars

    • Arariel
      December 15th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      There already are micro transactions. It’s called battle packs.

      • kro
        December 20th, 2013 at 6:26 am

        You can’t buy battlepacks, or show me the link ; I haven’t found anything except additional battlepacks for premium.

  6. PsychoCarl
    December 13th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    There’s also rumours going around that Criterieon (Burnout, Black) are making Bad Company 3. Black was one the best shooters of gen 6 so I hope that’s the FY15 release. Am a bit more worried about Visceral making a FPS BF spinoff, but hope for the best.

  7. Mr. Mister
    December 13th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    A lot of you are making it sound like Visceral is making the next Battlefield game, but they are only rumored to be making a spin-off. That may be Bad Company 3, or perhaps a 2142 sequel. Hell, it may be something else entirely. But, it certainly isn’t a main game.

  8. BF Master
    December 13th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I think Dice need more time, they have been trying new game engines like Frostbite 2 for BF3 now Frostbite 3 for BF4. They need to get use to the complexity of each game engine. When BF3 came out it was horrible (begining of frostbite 2) after a couple repairs it was the finest game i had ever played. Nothing can be perfect (since the beginning) Remember publishers just want money, developers want to create perfection. Sorry for my bad english.

    • kro
      December 20th, 2013 at 6:32 am

      But BF4 is an evolution of BF3, with almost the same engine (it was supposed to be frosbite 2.5 but EA asked to change the name). So, as Dice said during development, main changes may not be visible in BF4, it would be more about the background (netcode and e-sport features). But for now, netcode is worst than BF3 (which was not perfect) and bugs are everywhere.
      It is better now, but still a lot of work to do. Release was 2 months ago, it’s time to get a stable game, without 300ms delay ingame.

  9. ssd
    December 13th, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    i hope its not true. look at COD two different companies messed up the game.

  10. Tyrane
    December 13th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    interesting, is dead space the game with like 299 man servers? it’s be cool to see a battlefield with bf3 destruction and slightly toned down graphics to allow for huge servers on next gen/PC

  11. Rich
    December 14th, 2013 at 2:05 am

    It would take an awesome game for me to send money to this bunch again.

    I wont go into the “why”. They are to many. I think they missed the boat with BF4.

  12. whatever_sa
    December 14th, 2013 at 6:06 am

    i just watched two motor bikes drive through my direct 50 cal machine gun fire from a jeep… then they got off and killed me.. yet we all have under 50ms ping…

    great job dice… not.

    they did not even fix battlefield 2142 properly

  13. kolian
    December 14th, 2013 at 6:32 am

    The people who made BF2 are not DICE, but another company that DICE bought one month before release .

    ◾DICE bought Trauma Studios, the creators of the Desert Combat mod for Battlefield 1942, to help with the creation of Battlefield 2.
    ◾Days before Battlefield 2 was released, however, DICE shut down Trauma Studios.

  14. Dave
    December 14th, 2013 at 7:43 am

    SHould be called Battlefield WTF (the working version) LOL!

  15. Peer
    December 14th, 2013 at 8:15 am

    R.I.P. Battlefield ! 🙁 so sad !

    • Peer
      December 14th, 2013 at 8:16 am

      the beginning of the end !

      • bobthebuilder666
        December 16th, 2013 at 3:36 am

        There already are spinoffs calles bf free to play and heroes. Were you crying and bitching when they came out?

  16. Methodoc
    December 14th, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Like the title says, is a spin-off, so more like a Bad Company or a BF2142, Heroes etc. I wouldn’t worry too much, the main series will continue to be developed by DICE. I do hope that the next games bring more of that classic BF1942 and BF2 feel, more emphasis on the vehicles.

  17. Cagador
    December 14th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I got an update for Fifa 14 on PC after they said that they were going to stop all projects, but I doubt DICE made Fifa 14.

  18. icemaneli
    December 14th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Interesting that EA Visceral can be found on the stickers on boxes in the game, i guess that’s kind of a really lame Easter egg

  19. Anon
    December 14th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    They took the EA guy’s statement out of contexts.

    He said

    “IF there were to be a Battlefield game released in FY 2015 then it wouldn’t be developed by DICE”

    He wasn’t saying they gave DICE the boot he just said that if they planned to make a new Battlefield game (which may be highly unlikely) then it wouldn’t be developed by DICE as they are working on 2 projects at the moment, Mirror’s Edge 2 and the Battlefront reboot.

    • kro
      December 20th, 2013 at 6:34 am

      “IF there were to be a Battlefield game released in FY 2015″ = “There will be a Battlefield game released in FY 2015, again.”

  20. Yadier
    December 15th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    This games needs a way to team up with ur friend easier becomes ranhard trying to join a server when its got 19 people and ur friend can’t join or is on the other team

  21. level cap gaming
    December 16th, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I thought bf3 was an amazing game

  22. aryan Vercetti
    December 17th, 2013 at 8:29 am

    there is no better studio than Dice…I’ve been playing bf games since 2005 and I have also played the spin offs…none of them were as good as battlefield 4 but if EA thinks that Visceral is better than Dice.its because they havent even played battlefield 4 and 3…

  23. SETH
    December 19th, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Bring back BF2…everything has gone downhill since then…just better graphics I guess.

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