'Battlefield 4' to be set in modern era

The next Battlefield title will take place in the present day.

Battlefield 4 will be set in the modern era, according to EA Digital Illusions CE's general manager Karl Troedsson during a presentation at GDC Europe today.

"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," he said, hinting at what fans can expect for the next installment in the series.

However, despite Battlefield 4 being on the horizon, Troedsson stated the studio isn't done with its Bad Company series, adding "that doesn't mean there might not be a Bad Company game again in the future."

He went on to say that any further information about the title would remain a secret for the remainder of the presentation.

During the same lecture, he offered a candid overview of the development "hubris" that took place during the making of Battlefield 1942.

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