DICE: No plans for Battlefield 2143

Creative director Lars Gustavsson says he would "love" to make sequel to 2006 futuristic shooter, but there are no current plans to do so.

DICE has no plans to again bring the Battlefield series to a futuristic setting. DICE veteran Lars Gustavsson said during a recent live chat that despite a personal desire to make a sequel to 2006's Battlefield 2142, no such project is in development.

Battlefield 2143 is not in development, at least not yet.

"I would love to do it," he said. "When we announced in the studio that we were going to build Battlefield 2142, a lot of people ran over and wanted to apply for that team. I guess that the creative freedom that comes with a fictional world is something that's tempting when you have made games around historical and contemporary settings for a longer time."

During December 2011, a graffiti tag (at right) found in Battlefield 3's Back to Karkand expansion pointed to DICE possibly getting to work on Battlefield 2143. A representative from publisher Electronic Arts, however, declined to comment.

Elsewhere during the chat, Gustavsson fielded a question regarding the future of the Bad Company spinoff series. He largely dodged the question, but teased there may be news to share in the future.

"Last we heard from the misfits in Bad Company was a postcard in June from Bahamas where Haggard and the group had opened up a beach bar," he said. "It's really up to them…will keep you posted…"

A sequel to 2010's Battlefield: Bad Company 2 would come as little surprise. The game won warm reviews and sold nearly 6 million copies. Additionally, Bad Company 3 was spotted on a developer's resume earlier this year, with EA declining to comment.

The next confirmed Battlefield title is Battlefield 4. A multiplayer beta for the game will launch during fall 2013, with access granted to those who pick up a copy of Medal of Honor: Warfighter.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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dethklokairjerr
dethklokairjerr

BF4 is nothing special and many have said that... BF4 not a $60 game it is $100 plus this, plus that,  6 expansions, what a joke.. Maybe we all just give EA direct access to all of our bank accounts and they will consider doing anything that we would like them to do..  Otherwise we are stuck with the same ol M60's , cheezy tanks, jeeps, APC's, nothing different than any other war type game out there.  But it is HD... Wooooooahhh.  BF2142 was a step into the future... A step that took some real creativity... ANYONE can make a COD duplicate with EA logos on it..  I guess EA does not want my money, or the many 1000's of others money for a BF2143.   We will all just play BF2142 on Gameranger for FREE, play Combat Arms for FREE too... Not $200.

TacticaI
TacticaI

Screw DICE/EA. First you don't know what made Bad Company special, now there are no plans for 2143, which isn't an issue in and of itself, but what do you have planned (for BF), more DLC I'm guessing? What happened to this franchise? 

frunklindoodle
frunklindoodle

Best thing of 2142 is having 2 morons as commanders parking the Titans on top of each other creating super lag for everyone.   Actually I'm all for 2143 if they fix that issue or get rid of Titan mode completely. 

interrasteral7
interrasteral7

Please EA get Dice to develop Battlefield 2143 and delay Battlefield 4 to another year after it, because I do not want the Battlefield franchise to go downhill like Call of Duty.

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

heh , as soon as crap ops 2 comes out they will change there minds EA started copying cod with changing BF3  as soon as BO2 sales are shown EA will buy  ticket on the same train and lock dice in a dark room till they are done with the next cod wana be.

djpetitte
djpetitte

DICE!, I am the ultimate BF fan boy... I know what the bf fans want and its not another modern military shooter where we are fighting in the desert its something more original like 2142 was. I had so many great times playing that game with my friends. WE NEED A SEQUEL TO 2142, that is the bottom line and if you knew what was good for you as a software company you would produce what the diehard fans want.

DJCartmell
DJCartmell

That's a real shame and bad decision by EA the popular demand is there it makes no sense them not doing it! I'd love to see what they can do with the Frost Bite engine if they could do it!

FroMcJoe
FroMcJoe

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

demonic_85
demonic_85

Nope too busy pumping out as much DLC and sequels to compete with Call of Duty tot be concerned with anything else.

Vari3ty
Vari3ty

Bad Company 3 or Battlefield 2143 would actually make me interested in the series again. Battlefield 3 sucked. 

shooters125
shooters125

Hopefully they'll make one eventually. If not then at least some sort of Titan mode remake with two aircraft carries serving as the titans. Titan mode is what made me love BF 2142 so much. I just loved going in with a team or reinforcing another one by going on the titan by a ship or drop pod. Also loved escaping the titan at the end.

Liliroots
Liliroots

EA why are you so quiet?  

Gustavsson!  Make a mod for the community!  We will love you long time =]

 

Titan modeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Dark_Matter1337
Dark_Matter1337

Its WAAAAAAAy to soon for battlefield 4, gimme bf2143 instead....been dreaming of 2142 on the Frostbite 2 engine.....yum!

metroid_dragon
metroid_dragon

I was half expecting to see a 2143 DLC for BF3 pop up similiar to what they did for Battlefield: Vietnam.Since the game isn't in development yet, maybe this means that we will eventually see a full fledged sequel? While you're at it DICE, please release the PC version of 1943 so the modding community can bring it up to it's full potential. 3 maps is such a waste of potential for such a fun game.

nightcall14
nightcall14

If they announced BF 2143, I would Pre-Order so fast that some guy working at amazon would see the preorder come in before he could even post it to the website.

Danny_KickAzz
Danny_KickAzz

As a long time fan of Dice games....I would Seriously pick battlefield 2143 over BF4,

one of the funnest moments in the game was being able to use the pod transports and ha running in to people...and the best was using them to land on the titans, I remember the mecs tooo they were so fun.

ACWH
ACWH

Would rather see 2143 over BF4... Running around with a cloaking device and pod jumping onto a floating battleship was brilliant. Would love to see Star Trek style transporter beacons and hover cycles...

itchyflop
itchyflop

if enough of us hammer dice maybe they will listen to us, COME ON PEOPLE and a star wars one !!!

BenFireFox
BenFireFox

no plans doesnt mean they wont do it :D for me it sure would be a day 1 buy i still enjoy playing 2142

tightwad34
tightwad34

Good, the last thing we need are more shooters, unless they are something like the quality of Borderlands. Of course, that's not an actual shooter. Think about it.

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

It would be cool if DICE went back to the WWII era. I  wouldn't even care if they didn't even make a campaign.

Hellsasin
Hellsasin

Anyone else getting sick of all these modern day shooters? Cant we have a bit of sci fi mixed with our shooters? EA and Dice don't fail to dissapoint me again.

 

"Fetal position, thumb in mouth, remembering the good ol days with 2142"

dserafic
dserafic

Sad.  BF2142 was epic on the console.  They should be focusing on BF2143 instead of shoving BF4 through.  Titan Mode on the console would be sick!

 

yellosnolvr
yellosnolvr

that's really unfortunate. i actually thought "bf4" was bf2143. :(

Pete5506
Pete5506

What a let down.

Titan mode was great fun and to this day my favorite game mode in a Battlefield game.

CieloPerso
CieloPerso

I am so disappointed, I could puke. 2142 was their BEST game yet.

Nexrad
Nexrad

very depressing but this just means its not in development right now, theres still a chance in the future. I really doubt they wont touch this ever again

 

still have faith in DICE

Bangerman15
Bangerman15

i think most of the fans want a 2143 instead 

blueliquidplus
blueliquidplus

Battlefield Bad Company 3 or Battlefield 2143 are the only two Battlefield games that I am interested in. I am not interested in yet another modern day shooter that is going to just be the same thing as the last game, and the only way I'd purchase BF4 is if they released it as a launch title for the next generation of consoles... otherwise I have zero interest in it. Innovation isn't something you have to be scared of @ea_dice  so please think outside of the box and put out something that I will spend money on.

mrklorox
mrklorox

"I guess that the creative freedom that comes with a fictional world is something that's tempting when you have made games around historical and contemporary settings for a longer time."

 

This is exactly why BF2142 is my favorite BF game. Everything was designed for the sake of gameplay. As opposed to "modern military" games that require you to adhere to a certain degree of realism or authenticity to everything. I was hoping BF4 was going to be more futuristic and wild like 2142, but this deflates that hope.

shenron43
shenron43

I would much rather have Bad Company 3 than Battlefield 4 by far. 

criminalscum87
criminalscum87

This was the only hope I really had for another Battlefield. Don't like the idea of BF4 at all.

Armyboy5
Armyboy5

Hate the idea of Battlefield 4, worse thing they could do. They should have either went with a WWII or 2143 (most wanted)

FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

a new battlefield 2143 would be awesome. I like futuristic settings mixed with modern combat style gameplay. hopefully a sequel will turn up someday.

emperiox
emperiox

Better have decent destruction like BC2. Battlefield 3 was a mediocre piece of garbage imo.

aryanbrar
aryanbrar

are you serious?? 2142 was underrated battlefield series so much i had in that game. too much, not seeing a sequel hurts. i rather have 2143/bad company 2 then dumbed down battlefield 4.

Sk8rlink
Sk8rlink

Hmmm I've played BF since 1942, but this crap is looking like COD milking, I am totally against that, hopefully BF4 was just a joke from Bad Company and when you log on tt he beta the guys from BC like rip the BF4 screen or something and its actually BC 3

djpetitte
djpetitte

well maybe the plans are for 2144 or something.

radcrab123
radcrab123

Guys lets start a mod for Bf3 im starting a forum right now on battlefiel.com

 

Giglioroninomic
Giglioroninomic

@frunklindoodle I'll be all for 2143 if they fix that and add maps and also make walkers not die immediately in one second from across the map. No point in mechs if they cant even take more punishment than a tank.

shooters125
shooters125

 @itchyflop A star wars one? Are you one of those morons who found Battlefield through Battlefield 3?

metroid_dragon
metroid_dragon

 @Ultra_Taco Check out 1943, it was incredibly fun but really dropped the ball on replayability. Only 3 maps and a half-dozen vehicle types made it so the gun got pretty repetative after only 10-15 hours.Shame there was no PC release; the modding community could have turned it into something grand.

aryanbrar
aryanbrar

 @Ultra_Taco 

exactly go back to ww2 or sci-fi, i am tired of modern shooter crap.

itchyflop
itchyflop

 @shooters125 haha!! no iv played them all including some of the mods on the pc. Fair play i never thought of the battlefront games that have been done already. Hey i do like a good star wars shooter, but i love battle filed more! infact Bf2 was my Favorited and that's an insult to morons. Im a wise old gamer been there seen it played it would be unwise to question my knowledge haha :)

blueliquidplus
blueliquidplus

 @Nexrad  Playing where your friends are is never a mistake. I'd rather play on a Console and have fun with my friends than be forever alone playing on my PC.