The Battlefield: Bad Company series honestly has to be one of my favorite FPS series of all time. The campaigns were fun to play, the destructibility was awesome to watch and the gameplay just had a flow to it that the current Battlefield games don’t. And yet, DICE and EA apparently can’t figure out what fans liked about the Bad Company series, and thus, no Bad Company 3.
Karl-Magnus Troedsson, the lead man over at DICE told Eurogamer in an interview, “We take all this into account when we think about the future, and do franchise strategy. But there’s one thing that lingers with Bad Company that we’ve been asking ourselves: what is it that the people really liked about Bad Company? 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?
My response to that statement? Go look at the forums and comment threads clamoring for Bad Company 3. Just about every time the Battlefield franchise is mentioned in a news article I see people asking, “Where’s Bad Company 3?”
Now, Battlefield: Hardline might not be what everyone was hoping for, but a whole lot of people are judging the game based on the ongoing Beta, which I think is a bit silly and is something that happens every year. Battlefield 3 was ragged on during its beta, as well as Battlefield 4 and aside from bugs and glitches galore, the games were pretty solid. Don’t forget Hardline is touting a possibly strong campaign as well, and considering Visceral is at the helm, there’s a chance it might actually be good.
Going back to Bad Company 3, Troedsson was keen on making sure that fans know that the franchise isn’t dead and that DICE can “always revive it, as with any TV series, movie or IP.” He ended the conversation by saying, “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.”
So, what do you think? Will DICE ever figure it out and make a new Bad Company game? Let us know in the comments and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest single player gaming news.