The next big project from developer DICE, Battlefield 4, will stick to the modern setting used by last year’s Battlefield 3, as the studio’s General Manager, Karl Magnus Troedsson, has revealed that innovation doesn’t always need to bring a complete overhaul.
was revealed to the world as a pre-order bonus for the upcoming Medal of Honor: Warfighter, and DICE quickly released a statement
promising fans that the arrival of the next game in the series didn’t mean the end for the current Battlefield 3.
Now, DICE GM Karl Magnus Troedsson told attendants of the European Game Developers Conference that Battlefield 4 would once again have a modern setting, just like its predecessor.
"There's a lot of things inspiring us as to how the franchise will move on. Everything from fans' feedback, to market research and, of course, what we want to build ourselves. It's not just one single thing," he told Joystiq
. “We still want to stay in this genre, the modern day as it is. We feel this is a place we can be and continue with the series. Battlefield 4 can live in this space and be very successful."
The executive also talked about innovation in gaming and how many believed only radical changes could be classified in that category.
"[Innovation] doesn't have to be a radical change," he revealed to Gamasutra
. "There are different levels of innovation, and it depends on where you sit."
Constant iteration, like that seen in EA franchises such as Battlefield, FIFA, or Need for Speed, can also be considered innovation, even if the experiences still resemble one another.
Quite a lot of Battlefield 3-related announcements are expected later today, when EA will hold its traditional Gamescom 2012 press conference and reveal the plans for its most successful franchises.