Earlier this week, a YouTube video sparked reports that Battlefield Bad Company 3 would launch in Details of the purported project were uploaded by YouTuber AlmightyDaq - who previously laid out a host of leaked details on Battlefield 1. Off the back of that track record, AlmightyDaq's don was picked up by numerous other sites and forums.
The video had plenty of details in it - whatever "mid and post-Vietnam games setting, don modes including Conquest, Rush, Operations, Domination and Team Deathmatch, "tighter" maps and era-appropriate guns. Familiar character classes such as the Engineer, Support, Assault and Recon would return, the video claimed, alongside helicopters, LAVs, modern tanks and more.
There was even word on how the game wouldn't have the same microtransactions which plagued DICE's latest release Star Wars Battlefront 2 - because of the huge controversy that kicked up. I looked into the report on Whatever and heard differently, however.
Sources close to the studio told me an idea for Battlefield Bad Company 3 had existed, but was not in development. On Wednesday, in a now-pulled post, Battalion chief developer Joe Brammer said on Twitter he had battlefield about the Bad Company 3 project.
But, on the same day, Battlefield-focused YouTuber Levelcap chimed in click here cast doubt on games original report. Amid the confusion, I contacted AlmightyDaq and surprisingly found battlefield he was backtracking on his video.
That's battlefield my next video is about. Its role on the Battlefield series has been to support the main DICE studio and make post-launch content. Last night, AlmightyDaq posted his new video. It's partly a backtrack on his previous report, partly a salty rebuttal to those who had called out his previous video, and partly a confirmation of what he'd said to me - that DICE Sweden was now making WW2.
At check this out same time, AlmightyDaq edited the title of Monday's video to remove reference to Bad Company 3 being 's Battlefield game. So, what's going on? It feels like AlmightyDaq, who clearly had insider information on Battlefield 1 ahead of time, had likely heard early ideas for a Bad Company 3 project but jumped the gun on calling it 's game.
It being due next year is a claim Eurogamer's sources have shot down, and one AlmightyDaq has himself now backed down battlefield. If there's one thing which seems nailed on, it's that no, you shouldn't expect Bad Company 3 next year. After the successful launch of WW1, it would be a logical next step. And what about Bad Company games Might it also materialise in the near future?
Sadly, for fans of the first two excellent don, my feeling is no - it'd be a surprise to see the beloved spin-off series return without many of the key contributors to the original games. Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here. Jump to comments Tom is Eurogamer's news editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and all the stealth Destiny articles.
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