Some game developers like to give us cool easter eggs hinting at
upcoming games. See Naughty Dog’s hidden teaser for The Last Of Us in
Uncharted 3 for evidence of this. Other devs just throw fake easter eggs
around, essentially to f*ck with us because they are cruel and cold
people. See Rare’s 2007 Christmas card for evidence of that one. Killer
Instinct 3. I’m still waiting. Which one will DICE’S Battlefield 2143
teaser turn out to be? Let’s look at the evidence and find out. But
here’s a clue. It’s probably the former. A moderately-sized downloadable
case of the former.
- A bit of scenery has been found in Battlefield 3’s Back to Karkand DLC has been found emblazoned with the number 2143. 2143 is the number after 2142. The
PC-only Battlefied 2142 already exists, and is set in the year 2142.
Above: Evidence! Evidence of non-lies!
- In 2009, EA and DICE released a downloadable mini-sequel to the
original - PC-only - Battlefield 1942, called Battlefield 1943. 1943 is
the number after 1942.
- Before Battlefield 2142 was released, it was quietly teased a few
times in Battlefield 2’s own Armored Fury add-on pack, via the
emblazoning of the number 2142 on car number plates and billboards.
Synergy! Parallels! Echoes of the past rippling into the future, both
literally and via in-game universe! Or, you know, a quite fun, quirky
marketing ploy by an otherwise cold unfeeling multinational corporation.
Either way, I reckon we’re looking at another futuristic Battlefield,
very probably a multiplayer-only, bite-sized downloadable one to make up for the original's lack of console appearance, being
officially announced very soon. Probably just after the start of the new
year, so as to not confuse the poor folks who are getting BF3 for
Christmas because it is a big famous game, but don’t actually know much
about games outside of the big famous ones.