The success of Battlefield 3, which already has a sequel in works, doesn’t mean that past DICE properties have been forgotten. In a recent interview with IGN Patrich Back, the executive producer of the Swedish developer, alluded to the possibility of sequels to the critically acclaimed game Mirror’s Edge, and Battlefield: Bad Company.
Patrick Bach stated in regards to both Mirror’s Edge and Bad Company “we love, and of course we haven’t killed it (Mirror’s Edge), because it’s too good to kill.” As for Bad Company, Bach continued with this statement, “The IP is still something we love, and it’s very dear to me because I worked on both titles. We have no information with where we are to a sequel to Bad Company, so I can’t tell you anything about that IP.”
In Bach’s final statement, in regards to the uncertain future of Bad Company due to both Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4’s dominance, he emphasized that DICE will “never kill something that’s great.” Which is wonderful given that Bad Company 2 left us with an concluded ending.
While well received by the general public, Mirror’s Edge, which featured a unique perspective, wasn’t the smash that many believed it was justified to be. The game has since gone on to be a cult hit, even inspiring numerous copy-cats with its drawn-in-first-person camera.
Battlefield: Bad Company, a fun mix of comedy in the style of the classic film, Kelly’s Heroes, and modern military shooters, featured fully destructible environments and addictive online competitive gameplay. Spawning one sequel, Bad Company helped keep the Battlefield franchise in the public mind, ultimately leading the smash-hit Battlefield 3.
Stay tuned to OWNT for further information when we have it.
[Source, IGN interview]