Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Summary
We find good company with Bad Company. (PS3, Xbox 360)
Venerable online matchmaking client GameSpy will shutdown on May 31, news which was met with dismay by fans of older games. Some good news for those still playing Battlefield Bad Company 2, Battlefield 2, and Battlefield 2142, though, as the confirmed that EA is working on transitioning those titles to new servers.
DICE's Patrick Bach confesses that the very thing most people love about Battlefield: Bad Company is also keeping it from being greenlit another instalment. Its more humorous approach holds it back from mass market.
Bach reveals they "got a lot of criticism" for not being serious as humour is "very personal," and the mass market cares not for laughs. Naughty Dog's Uncharted 'found a way'.
Creative director Lars Gustavsson has said he "would love" to revisit the Bad Company spin-off to Battlefield again, adding that Bad Company gave them some real "creative freedom" to play with.
DICE is notably busy right now with Battlefield 4, Mirror's Edge 2 and the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront. Gustavsson assures fans Bad Company "isn't forgotten," and that "they're coming back."
It seems that DICE has abandoned the Battlefield: Bad Company series, as the studio is busy with three major projects including Battlefield 4 (and its downloadable content), Mirror's Edge 2 and Star Wars: Battlefront. Executive producer Patrick Bach claims, however, Bad Company has not been forgotten. It's just not being developed right now.
Those misfits from Bad Company aren't getting a sequel anytime soon as EA confirms that they "don't have it in active development," but are instead all about Battlefield 4 this year. The last entry was in March 2010.
Bad Company offers a lighter toned Battlefield with plenty of comedic banter between the squad. Multiplayer from Bad Company 2 led the charge for a long-time before Battlefield 3 showed up.