DICE teases 'surprises' for E3

Battlefield developer says in addition to Battlefield 4, studio has a "couple of surprises" to show next week in Los Angeles.

Battlefield 4 will not be the only DICE game on display next week at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo, the developer has suggested.

In a new video, DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson said gamers should expect something different from the studio to be revealed at the trade show.

"E3 is less than a week away and we're hard at work with all the awesome games that we have to show you. Our excellent dev team is hard at work with Battlefield 4, of course, but we also have a couple of surprises up our sleeve," he said.

In addition to Battlefield 4, DICE is working on an all-new Star Wars game, which publisher Electronic Arts has teased could be a Battlefront title.

The studio is also rumored to be at work on Mirror's Edge 2, believed to be an Xbox exclusive.

Gamers hoping for Battlefield: Bad Company 3 are out of luck, as DICE recently confirmed that the game is not in active development.

EA's E3 2013 briefing takes place Monday, June 10, at 1 p.m. PDT. GameSpot will have full coverage of the event.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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233 comments
HapiJoel
HapiJoel

so...did I miss something? What was the surprise? 

Warfighter_971
Warfighter_971

For GOD's sake,if Mirror's Edge 2 is Xbox exclusive,then EA'll have to die...

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

Mirrors Edge 2 obviously. There have been over 5 leaks the past 2 weeks involving Mirrors Edge 2. 

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

I keep dreaming news articles about bioware going independent and getting back to their roots of RPG games but hey that's just me...

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

Lets hope that Mirror's Edge 2 will NOT be an xBox only. If it is then it will not be widely played due to the xBox last one being a complete train wreck

Luis Rodriguez
Luis Rodriguez

it's certainly not star wars 'cause it's now property of disney.

Reina Harriet Watt
Reina Harriet Watt

If it's Mirror's Edge 2, then I hope it won't be turned into some male lead only shooter fest, would love to play as Faith again in a hopefully longer lasting game, really enjoyed Mirror's Edge. If it's a Battlefront game than the fans who have been pleading for that will be happy. Most likely though it will be yet another generic military FPS filled with bland male leads once again, heavy focus on multi player, micro transactions - like having to pay to reload a weapon - and be little more than a COD clone.

egger7577
egger7577

Slow news period if this has remained the top story for the past day and a half.

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

Mirror's Edge 2 better not be an exclusive.  I'm not looking into keeping my 360 and especially not planning on getting an Xbox One.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

EA wouldn't make an exclusive, they're too money focused..

My guess is just timed exclusives again.  Although if things don't pick up with the general consensus of the XboxOne I can see EA regretting this little 'deal' of theirs!

Hopefully DICE will have a teaser for Battlefront :)

LdoSul
LdoSul

just dont make Mirrors Edge a exclusive, thats all I ask for.

Oh, and of course, I almost forgot: DON'T RUIN THINGS EA!

the_big_doggg
the_big_doggg

Suprise next gen looks just like the old gen.

steelmouth
steelmouth

so is it still a surprise if someone tells you to expect a surprise from him

Rob Upson
Rob Upson

Mirror's Edge 2 has been listed on some retail sites so that's a given no surprises then unless they unveil another title?

toderascu23
toderascu23

Why the xbox exclusive for mirror's edge 2? Sooner or later they will release it on the pc also...like all the games. Like dark souls or mortal kombat 9. And pt gamers can wait...and they never forget.

Chris Pohl
Chris Pohl

there going to make dice. of many shapes and sides. surprise.

samrvdman
samrvdman

BATTLEFRONT 2, even though its probably way too early for that

kungfuj0
kungfuj0

Damn.  I was hoping against hope that the new SW game EA was working on was KOTOR 3. 

Oh well, **** it.

Tristram Wake
Tristram Wake

Don't bother watching the video its just some random dude talking about possibilities no actual teaser footage.

Stedmister
Stedmister

Guaranteed it will be Mirror's Edge

DarkReign2552
DarkReign2552

Obviously BF4 is going to be present, but if they're talking a couple surprises beyond that, than I'm going to say Battlefront 3 since they've already said they're going to discuss their Star Wars projects and BF3 has been hinted at by EA already (Ironic that Battlefield and Battlefront share the same Acronym and now potentially the same developer as well.)

The other game I have to hope for is Mirror's Edge 2. Our chances are small because of the dismal performance of the first one, but they've stated that ME2 is still very much alive and they're taking their time in its development, so hopefully all of the listings that keep popping up have some truth to them.

CraZkid37
CraZkid37

Us waiting for Battlefront III is the equivalent of the citizens of Skyrim waiting for the emergence of the Dragonborn after all these years.

MAKE US BELIEVE LEGENDS ARE TRUE DICE!

(I know that was corny, I don't care :-p)

wkeutsch14
wkeutsch14

@Luis Rodriguez EA is in a partnership with Disney, and DICE is branched off of EA, so it would be star wars, most likely.

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

@Luis Rodriguez EA publishes all star wars games so it could

blackothh
blackothh

@Jim DiTullio high five buddy


Imatyta
Imatyta

@Matt Fullmer Big time. It was one of the worst game I have ever played.

Imatyta
Imatyta

@Eduardo Benjamin Coyoy Now this would kick ass!

DarkReign2552
DarkReign2552

I would, however, also like to actually see some original IPs come out of EA. Dead Space is the only original IP EA put out in the 7th gen (except maybe Dragon Age, but I think that was in development before Bioware was bought out.)

Mirror's Edge 2 is a definite must, but Battlefront 3 I can personally go with or without. The Star Wars game I REALLY want to see make a come-back is Knights of the Old Republic. I want Bioware to update the original 2 (Maybe do it up Anniversary-style like Halo and Fable since it was an Xbox Exclusive, but I doubt they will since it's EA. Quick Cash-in's are more their style.) Than I want to see a KOTOR 3 with the Unreal 4 engine and the Mass Effect Dialog/Interaction system while maintaining a combat system similar to the original games.