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Janco Partners analyst Mike Hickey thinks EA may annualise the Battlefield franchise.

"We suspect they could release a Battlefield franchise game annually, switching between Battlefield and Bad Company versions, similar to how Activision manages their Call of Duty franchise," he said in a research note.



EA's certainly confident about the franchise's prospects. Speaking on an earnings call last week, Frank Gibeau, president of the EA Games label, revealed that pre-orders for Battlefield 3 are up more than 700 percent versus the same period before the launch of Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
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I don't think DICE would be able to manage that workload..... maybe every 18 months.

That is unless they use a 3rd party studio which I doubt (unless EA forces them to give up control of their baby).
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Was EA even taking pre-orders for BC2 as early as BF3? I mean it's easy to be 700% better if the number you are comparing to is 0.
I don't want a new battlefield game very often but every 2 years seems reasonable I guess, could care less how often they release BC games though if they have a relatively new battlefield game I'll play that.
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NOOOOOOO

They are known for their good work on games. If they do this the game quaility will fall. We don't need another CoD! The games are awesome and can be played for more then 2 years IMO. I mean, Battlefield 2 is still being played. Bad company 2 more then one year after its release and its still a lot fun to play IMO. I wouldn't care if they take 2 years to make a game... Acctualy, take 2 years! But they should give us a good game like they have done so far.
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To be honest, i wouldn't mind if they took 4 years to make another battlefield/bad company game, as long as it is a lot better than the last one.
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Actually it doesn't take an analyst prediction to come to that because the EA CEO said it already.

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The first, he said, is pushing EA's stable of popular IP, including FIFA, Madden, Battlefield, Need for Speed, The Sims, Tetris, Dragon Age and other titles. [...] "We fully intend to make these properties into year-round businesses that lead their sectors across a range of platforms," Riccitiello said.
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/3...To_Offense.php
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Hell, even after I buy BF3 i will likely still play BF2142...unless BF3 actually has better vehicle combat which I find hard to believe till I see it. They could take far longer and it wouldn't upset me any.

I think this will make the quality go down too. You wil get all the "Oh we don't need to fix that since we are releasing the next game soon anyway" type of crud that happens all too often.
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Was EA even taking pre-orders for BC2 as early as BF3? I mean it's easy to be 700% better if the number you are comparing to is 0.
I don't want a new battlefield game very often but every 2 years seems reasonable I guess, could care less how often they release BC games though if they have a relatively new battlefield game I'll play that.
they did, i preordered it. but they didnt have preorders out as early I dont think.

I am waiting for it to show up on steam for me to buy bf3.

I would be fine with a new title every year if they alternate BF and BC
    
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no no no, look what its down to NFS
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