Bad Company will return in future Battlefield games, DICE says

The wisecracking foursome of Bad Company will return in future Battlefield games, Polygon reports. DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson said that the games are a welcome respite from the serious military action of the mainline battlefield series.

"My feeling is that I would love to do it. For me, when we started the company with 1942, it was really a work of passion," Gustavsson said. "And then we worked our way through the era of different wars, and I loved them all, like my little babies. When it came to Bad Company, it was creative freedom; don't take yourself too seriously."

That said, it will be a while before DICE has the time to take on the project. The studio is currently pushing Battlefield 4 out the door, with a beta live now and months of DLC to create after launch, and Mirror's Edge 2 and the new Star Wars: Battlefront will take its full attention after that.

Battlefield: Bad Company brought DICE's shooter series to consoles in 2008, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 kept the humor but reinvigorated its multiplayer in 2010. Just think of this as a nice break while Sarge gets that hypertension looked at.

"But trust me, the Bad Company [team] isn't forgotten, they are just on a very long vacation," Gustavsson said. "So they are out there, they're coming back."

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.