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Developers Getting Bored with Modern FPSs, Says DICE
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DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson believes that modern day settings for FPS games are getting stale and developers are looking elsewhere.

"I think we're going to start seeing people moving away from the modern setting, because every now and again settings or themes start to get stale and then everyone jumps over," said Troedsson.

Troedsson says that developers are now moving their focus to near-future settings. "Y'know, at some point dinosaurs are the hottest thing and everyone is making games with dinosaurs, but there are trends,” said Troedsson. “It used to be WWII, and recently it's been the modern era and people are now moving towards near future."

But that isn’t enough to ensure innovations, reckons the Battlefield 3 developer.

"But it's a bit cheap to just say, 'Okay, we're going to switch and go back in time or into the future and that will be innovation'. It will definitely drive the franchise forward for whatever game, but it's not true innovation, it's more a thematic change that has a perceived value to the gamers out there. But as a developer you can only make so many games in one particular era, and then you personally start to get a bit bored with it.

"I think it's our responsibility as game developers to always push ourselves when it comes to the experience of games," concluded Troedsson.

[via Edge]




 
 

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Comment #1 by Qofi
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 05:21:42 AM
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Well, this is a step forward, at least.


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Comment #2 by Arron114
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 05:22:40 AM
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The whole genres getting stale, irrespective of the era.


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Comment #3 by TidgetaLeonhart
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 05:23:09 AM
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I'm with DICE on this one. Lets see what thay come up with ;)


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Comment #4 by JORDAN K 95
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 05:25:36 AM
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2143?????????


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Comment #5 by Laurence Barker
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 05:25:36 AM
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Blops 2 has already started this, hasn't it? What with part of it being set in the future? Or do DICE plan to go further than Treyarch's near-future warfare?


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Comment #7 by packers4life12
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 05:28:34 AM
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Well im just as sick of seeing military FPS as yall are making them DICE...


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Comment #8 by FreiZeitGeipel
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 05:29:24 AM
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Agreed. A shift in time does not equal innovation.


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Comment #9 by ademlakey
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 05:30:23 AM
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I've been playing the dynasty and samurai warriors series for over 10 years now and to this day I still love the games. When it comes to games like FPS though I dont see how it can get stale so quick.


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Comment #10 by Clode101
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 05:31:14 AM
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Here's hoping for Battlefield: Jurassic.


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Comment #11 by Lothra
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 05:32:49 AM
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Some themes/era's never get old though, the WWII era of games it still alive and kicking and i'm greatly anticipating jumping back into it with the next Brothers in Arms game (not that furious four rubbish but a true sequel)


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Comment #12 by pined5551
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 05:33:14 AM
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Yeah, he says this... then will probably make Battlefield 4 strikingly similar to all the rest. Black Ops too is 'near future' and so far it just looks exactly the same!

We need more quality future with proper future weapons. But plasma rifles and energy cannons etc. Like Unreal Tournament 3... but actually good lol.


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Comment #13 by El Mago de Oz
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 05:33:27 AM
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Lately it seems DICE has started the 'Copy/Paste' formula. Close Quarters just feels like Call of Duty and Gun Master is just a rip-off... And now they want to do the same Tryarch is doing. I hope they keep going back to its roots, like they said Armored Kill will be and I hope the last 2 expansions will be too.


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Comment #14 by alex3manu
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 05:44:31 AM
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I completely agree with him! I was in love with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare when I got a hold of it. Modern Warfare 3 will most likely be my last call of duty as I just can't stand any form of modern or future first person shooters like call of duty! That's why I love RPG's, they contain different content almost every time!


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Comment #15 by Ninja Kaspyr 83
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 05:46:48 AM
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2143 or some vietnam remake on FB2.0 engine!! possibly a WWI game redone? with biplanes and guerilla warfare, hand to hand, barely any weapons! that would be awesome!


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Comment #16 by Ninja Kaspyr 83
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 05:47:59 AM
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and for all those out there saying "BF3 tryna be like CoD" just so youse know, the battlefield franchise was out first, and they also did modern combat almost 2 years before CoD thought about it.


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Comment #17 by GamePlayUK
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 05:55:09 AM
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What you talking about Modern Warfare 3 is a great game... lol not.


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Comment #18 by gearsofmetroid
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 06:00:18 AM
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Call of duty: Galactic warfare


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Comment #19 by Chimhog
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 06:02:34 AM
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I have to admit I am up for returning to WW2 now. None of these modern FPS' can envoke the types of horror that the WW2 games portray.


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Comment #20 by KuShNsTieN
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 06:04:05 AM
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go back to the past!


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Comment #21 by Damodar Thade
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 06:05:07 AM
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Trying doing a game thats not an FPS there are plenty of futuristic FPS games and modern and historical FPS games allready ffs.


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Comment #22 by CyberPunch83
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 06:12:19 AM
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Just make Mirror's Edge 2 already. Then you can complain about FPS games all you want. Also, if you think the modern FPS is so boring, why'd you go and make a little game called Battlefield 3?


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Comment #23 by Majica8
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 06:12:53 AM
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@ #2 Completely agree.

I'm not at all interested in BlOps 2, and even more future I've not liked any of the Halo games. MW was great, MW2 was pretty good, MW3 was decent enough but getting boring. BF3 looked pretty, but the storyline was awful and it was far too short.
But, there isn't a whole lot they can do. There is only past, present and future. Yes they could pinpoint a specific war in the past but most are still going to be very similar.
Maybe they could mix it up a bit, have modern/future weapons in a historic setting.


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Comment #24 by ConfederateSuga
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 06:15:48 AM
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Truthfully, I've never tired of WW2 games. We never had a proper Vietnam game, either. But I completely agree with what he said and I'm 'not' a fan of Battlefield to start with. But modern combat 'is' boring. I've said that since MW2. CoD4 was cool because it was the first to really do that (I'm not counting BF2 lol) and it blew me away. I'd even like to see a 'really' futuristic CoD title, or even BF (without the vehicles) just to see what they could come up with. Maybe some laser weapons, ionizers, disintigration beams, etc. That's a virtually untapped area of the FPS market. Granted, Halo does it, but after 5+ rehashes of the same freaking product, I'm so over Halo it's not funny.


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Comment #25 by Q Dawg187
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 06:19:32 AM
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Good old EA. DICE are their latest tool company (up there with bioware and crytek) and in the effort to keep up with wacktivision in EA's forever struggle of "anything you can do,we can copy and fail hard at" they make DICE say this.We all knew it was coming as soon as black ops 2 was announced as a near future game.


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Comment #26 by cheevo360
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 06:19:57 AM
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Bring back Mirror's Edge please, DICE. Made this game first before future setting for FPS. :)


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Comment #27 by FeyenoordMike
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 06:25:04 AM
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I'd like to see a full BF Vietnam game, good story en the same type of multiplayer from BFBC2's Vietnam expansion only bigger ofcourse. I think this era has a lot of opportunity for a real gritty, dark campaign.


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Comment #28 by Alec216
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 06:25:30 AM
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COD:Fallout anybody?


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Comment #29 by H0p3sfalL
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 06:30:43 AM
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@5

If you really want to get technical then TC is what really started the "future" warfare setting. For consoles anyway.


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Comment #30 by Smash41
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 06:34:45 AM
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In other words, back to World War 2 we go.


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Comment #31 by XoNiNjAlEoNoX
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 06:36:59 AM
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now they're jumping on the Black Ops 2 bandwagon.


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Comment #32 by Chumley
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 06:47:51 AM
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stop making every FPS 'military' based (cod etc.). add a little FANTASY to the mix for once...give us fresh new worlds/weapons/conflicts/heroes etc...

atleast there's titles like bioshock and dishonoured to look forward to.


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Comment #33 by Peter File
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 07:01:26 AM
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battlefield 2143


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Comment #34 by Spartann
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 07:04:46 AM
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I hope they do another BF:2142 game, storming the Titans was always fun!!!

So no, DICE isnt jumping on the bandwagon, as they have already set a BF game in the future. http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield-2142


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Comment #35 by BiggD
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 07:06:18 AM
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I agree with Arron, the genre itself has bored me to death ever since the original Modern Warfare. up to the point, no other military-based FPS has caught my attention for as long as the first MW did. I for one, prefer more futuristic, sic-fi shooters such as Halo and Bioshock, these are the games that developers should take note of.


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Comment #36 by TacticalTodger
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 07:24:01 AM
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I wish dice would stop joking about the dinosaurs and make a dinosaur gamemode :(


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Comment #37 by MustaPastori
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 07:27:25 AM
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Can it has be WWI time nao?


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Comment #38 by IronHeyd
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 07:36:26 AM
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that's why we need Timesplitters back


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Comment #39 by Chef Not Chief
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 07:37:08 AM
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@36 - I'd buy that game

Outside of the time era of the games, FPS games are getting boring as well. The market is flooded with them. I'd like to see a little more action/adventure or RPG titles. Something with more story and less multiplayer.


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Comment #40 by Drewbles
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 07:40:55 AM
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MW1 and MW2 were my favourites. The maps is MW3 just don't interest me so much, I loved the variety in MW2, Estate, Terminal, Highrise, some nice ones in MW1 with having to use nightvision.

Future stuff is boring, we get enough of that futuristic crap with halo etc.

All the Call of duties had gone and bad points.
MW3 added survival mode which I really like but I'd love to use maps from MW1,2. Also I think options would make it more fun like you have with Gears, choose your starting wave, difficulty. Be fun to change things, the enemy shouldn't know where you are as soon as it begins, so if you want to lay claymores, hide, snipe etc. Make the enemy fear you instead of just running at you, it gets boring.


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Comment #41 by Drewbles
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 07:43:09 AM
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Blackops had a good thing with combat training but it was meant to get people playing online, stupid how you needed to be online/gold to use it. Should have been made offline as well. I'd have liked that with more options in MW, as hate blackops style.


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Comment #42 by Roose91
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 07:43:31 AM
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NO, NO, NO, NO, NO! Why are developers just taking to copying eachother? There is already an over-abundance of "Near-Future" Shooters, whether 3rd or 1st person and I can't think of a more boring setting anyway personally. I would like to see a return to the CoD 4 days where they chose Realism and immersion over Triple A over the top and frankly ridiculous Hollywood type story's and set pieces and a Battlefield return to reasonable weapon effects, properly destructive environments and decent fan support rather than "weapon balancing", scripted demolitions and money grabbing rent-a-server schemes.

We need much more 'Nam, as well as some new or more fleshed out Campaigns-Korea, The Chinese Civil War, Gulf War One, a black ops style game with missions perhaps from The Falklands War, The Suez Crisis, The Iran-Iraq war, Aiden, Bay of Pigs Invasion, US backed revolution in Grenada. Pretty much every other genre of game is entirely based on fiction. Keep making some historical/factual shooters!


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Comment #43 by Rapturous Rich
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 07:55:18 AM
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@13, Black Ops "ripped off" Gun Game from Counter Strike. Maybe know some facts before trying to slate a game.
@31, so BF is "jumping on the BO2 wagon", huh? Well shit the bed, what about Battlefield 2142? See above for knowing facts.

Please connect brain before engaging tongue.


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Comment #44 by zoopilandia
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 07:57:19 AM
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Us too!


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Comment #45 by Mittens2317
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 08:10:44 AM
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Stop thinkin about what background to put on your next FPS and make Mirror's Edge 2!


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Comment #46 by The Bum-Mobile
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 08:28:11 AM
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Personally I think far into the future would be more interesting. The new Call of Duty is set in what, the 2020s? That's a decade away, I don't care about that I see the same stuff on the news. Same for Future Soldier, sure it has a lot of fantastic technology, but it feels like any other war game. I'm thinking fifty years in the future or farther. I know Battlefield did something more than a century into the future, which I never played. But from what I've heard that was good, so maybe they'll return to that.


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Comment #47 by sabazius
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 08:40:00 AM
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Anybody here remember a time when FPS's didn't have to be about soldiers or space marines? I remember when FPS's used to be about backwards pig-rapists, undead cowboys and wise-cracking mysogynistic wankers... Although the latest version of that last one was a bit pap


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Comment #48 by oO Triple G Oo
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 08:52:42 AM
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@42: You lost me at CoD4 and realism.


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Comment #49 by kfitz9
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 08:55:52 AM
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Maybe it's not the fact that every cod and battlefield game since call of duty 4 are all set in the same era, maybe it's getting tiresome because both games have been almost exactly the same both game play wise, graphically and story wise. There has been next to no new ideas put into these games. WHy not introduce some cover systems, maybe some paralell storylines, choices and rpg elements. How about skills systems and leveling throughout the story to get advantages etc. Why not make a modern first peson shooter under a AAA franchise that doesn't feel like it's on rails, why not let people pick up items and do things with them, maybe some stealth, wall hugging, off rails climbing.... it's not because the games are in the same time that they are boring, its that the same fucking games in the same places and times are rereleased every year...


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Comment #50 by spike2055
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 09:32:41 AM
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They should do the war of 1812 where one mission is a bunch of Canadians burning down the white house!


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Comment #51 by h8rednow
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 09:33:53 AM
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IMO, Using the "near future" theme is another way of saying, "we've flooded the market with real weapons, vechils, and settings,,, so now lets just make shit up, because there's nothing left"



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Comment #52 by Roose91
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 09:38:06 AM
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@48 How is civil unrest in Russia leading to a foreign sponsored regime change and subsequent invasion of a Middle Eastern country by a "Coalition of the willing" and resulting detonation of a nuclear device in any way infeasible? Pretty sure we've seen most of that before in the last 10 years and with current world events we may be saying the rest sooner than later. The problem is that they have got to SF-centric. The SAS and Delta Force got boring a long time ago and the events of Modern Warfare 2 and 3 really are about as likely as the Americans actually landing on the moon in '69...


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Comment #53 by F Swan
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 09:43:09 AM
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What about a world war 1 FPS ...

But yeah Mirror's Edge 2 first please!

Futuristic stuff will just be lame, with laser guns and dumb floating drones ...


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Comment #54 by LeafRaider
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 09:46:15 AM
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Post apocalyptic warfare anyone? Stick in a gunsmithing mode from Future Warfare (Allowing some more thrown together weapons, though) and then perhaps we may see some innovation. Possibly.

I just really want to see an AK-47 with a katana strapped to the side or something crazy if they took my idea.


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Comment #55 by El Mago de Oz
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 09:47:29 AM
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Battlefield: Life in Mars


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Comment #56 by laggyteabag
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 10:02:11 AM
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MMFPS games are getting stale, besides future FPS games take more imagination to create


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Comment #57 by Sanchezz4387
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 10:15:27 AM
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If they were so bored they would of stopped already


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Comment #58 by Nico8912
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 10:18:29 AM
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Gamers are getting bored with the modern warfare thing too Dice. How about somebody publishes TimeSplitters 4 so we can have something DIFFERENT?


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Comment #59 by Bickle
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 10:22:25 AM
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We desperately need BF:2143. 2142 is probably the best BF game ever. That crate better not be lying in BF:3....:)


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Comment #60 by IronHeyd
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 10:37:47 AM
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TIMESPLITTERS FTW, most fun FPS ever, make your own maps, tons of characters, best game modes


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Comment #61 by oO Triple G Oo
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 10:43:02 AM
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@52: Oh, great. Now we have a conspiracy theorist in our midst...


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Comment #62 by Michaelsully
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 11:03:42 AM
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Hey DICE, how about different time period in a different location? Maybe long long ago in a galaxy far far away?

I only own Battlefield Bad Company and only played a bit of Battlefront 2, but really I can't think of a better developer to make Battlefront 3 happen.

THAT would be something different and wanted.


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Comment #63 by TRAGICTRIXIE
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 11:13:29 AM
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could be him hinting at 2143


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Comment #64 by Corbyite
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 11:20:43 AM
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give us BF2142 with the new frostbite engine :) wanna walk a mech through a house :)


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Comment #65 by reaper527
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 11:31:05 AM
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CoD has destroyed the genre, just like guitar hero did to the music genre with rapid fire releases over saturating the market. at least CoD has only been 1 game per year, but that is still WAY to frequent. you can't innovate in that kind of time span, all you can do is make some new maps and collect some cash.

the release schedule is just as much to blame for shooters becoming dull as the ideas themself. these devs/publishers need to take a step back and get more on the halo/gears of war schedule of making excellent games every few years, as opposed to re-releasing the same game with a new skin annually.


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Comment #66 by reaper527
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 11:35:42 AM
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(i personally am bored with shooters that lack a serious campaign mode and just tack it on as an after thought. there is more to gaming than multiplayer)


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Comment #67 by I X I Shock I
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 11:43:09 AM
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While I like both CoD and BF, this just screams 'we need to follow CoD!'


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Comment #68 by Spanish Assault
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 11:53:09 AM
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@4 that game is awesome...spendt hours on the PC playing that one.

Just like me they are getting bored too. You can't cater to the 12 year olds for ever. We've grown up...we want something different.


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Comment #69 by Jack Flak
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 12:02:02 PM
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@42 If you wanna make your argument believable, NEVER used COD and realism in the same sentence. COD4 may not have been as Hollywood as the others, but it it was still FAR from realistic.

OT: I agree. I know several people who didn't buy MW3 or BF3 because they're sick of the whole modern FPS trend. But futuristic isn't far from burning out, either. My only concern is where we will go once WW2, 'Nam, Modern AND Future are done for.


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Comment #70 by AirborneRichard
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 12:14:26 PM
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DICE always had a good record of making good quality games, even so i found the story in BF3 less refreshing or fun to follow then lets say Battlefield Bad Company and yes i did liked the first Bad Company better. It was just fun to listen and watch to the teams comments and arguments. And then the MP was fun to and that it was great proves that many ppl are still playing even with BF3 full running now.
I heared something that they where working on a new Bad Company if thats true and with the new Frostbite 2 engine i,m pretty sure that will be awesome. And i think he,s right with Black Ops 2 now doing a near future FPS it would be silly DICE doing the same.


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Comment #71 by AirborneRichard
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 12:23:34 PM
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If Dice want something new and with the powrfull engine as frostbite 2 it should now problem to create a good and decent WWI game realy, we had WWII and modern day FPS enough just make one set in WWI fighting in trenches, besides who woudn,t love to to go on-line then into a MP where you can attack an enemy with a bayonet or a club, or take into the air with a biplane and be a Red Baron for a moment. Not to mention to get behind the steering unit of the first real tanks, or just jump to a nearby flakunit and try to shoot down that pesky Red Baron strafing our trenches? Will i,m def in then!!


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Comment #72 by gravelandx88
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 12:28:58 PM
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I agree, modern era games are getting old & stale. If the developer does change it up a notch. I would like to see WWI, Korea, Vietnam or even a futuristic warfare. Plasma/Pulse rifle using fuel cells & hovering tanks equipped with railguns.


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Comment #73 by CelticWarriorDB
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 12:32:22 PM
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Thank you DICE, thank you for finally admitting the truth that developers like Infinity Ward are too afraid to mention, modern warfare games are really stale.

I think that games should tackle other eras, not just future settings, because that's getting a little old to. There's other wars that have happened, like the Vietnam War, or WWI, etc...


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Comment #74 by Death shrimp X
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 12:44:34 PM
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Team Fortress 3 come on valve I know you want to TF2 best FPS ever


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Comment #75 by quaneylfc
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 01:13:08 PM
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This coming from the devs who made the most boring and stale fps games iv ever played


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Comment #76 by DMichaels86
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 01:16:36 PM
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No one is afraid to admit modern combat is stale, they admit it with the release of their games, every huge fps dev. has moved onto future warfare, everyones just piling in the same bandwagon


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Comment #77 by Spanish Assault
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 01:50:46 PM
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If only there was a game set in the future about WARS that happend in the STARS. A game that everyone wants to be made, but no one makes it. That might be could. A masssive WAR fought in the STARS...(EA please give John Lucas a call)


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Comment #78 by Sanchezz4387
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 02:15:54 PM
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I dont get why all FPS has to be war based? Again games like Time splitters are great, I know kill zone was a war game but it's definately a good example of somethig different. Games like borderlands do fps justice (from a solo point of view anyway). War games are good an still har potential but as activision say if it's not monetizable then they arnt interested.

Why not have a British based ww2 game ? You know considering the was was predominantly Germany vs great Britain? We had the blitz, the dam busters, the African front, battle for Britain, Dday all quite capable of being put into a game with narrative. How many war games put you in the RAFs shoes or the royal navy? Barely any frontline fighting goes on using commands and tactics it's all mindless run and gun....no sorry dice just coz TOU haven't matched CoD don't say the genre is stale, you guys are just too lazy and bone idle to actually create something worthwhile


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Comment #79 by Roose91
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 02:21:43 PM
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@69 I'm saying the setting is perfectly feasible in CoD4, not that the game is 100% realistic (although what is a realistic FPS?-You will never be able to compare simulated attacks on Basra i.e. in Battlefield 3, to spending 6 months in and out of a FOB at Lashkar Gah. I would honestly say however that even aside from the setting CoD4 is one of the most realistic (although as already established, not very realistic) FPS' out there. Battlefield is a good series but when the weapon effects are so piss poor it is no more realistic (in fact i'd say less so) than Pre MW3 CoD.

There is a lot of noise being made in the media about violent video games at the moment, but I would actually argue that it is more harmful to the minds of youths when games are released with A Team style weapon effects, like taking cover behind car doors and being able to sustain whole magazines of Rifle Ammunition. It trivializes injuries and the danger of something that if not used correctly will always kill or maim.


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Comment #80 by Lord of Fate
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 03:33:09 PM
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Great, let's all copy off of CoD and fuck up OUR awesome game series too. DICE is gonna see the reaction from the shit that will be Black Ops II. Don't make the same mistake ffs. Nobody does near-future FPS better than Tom Clancy.. BF3 is awesome how it is! No need to change something that's not broken. One of the biggest reasons I like BF3 and didn't care much for the previous BF games is because of the extreme realism and how they relate to real-world events and possibilities. I like the setting of BF3.


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Comment #81 by Halbu803
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 04:30:18 AM
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@10, Sold.


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Comment #82 by TheNameYouWanted
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 08:14:02 AM
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I wouldn't mind seeing a WWII game again... Those are the ones I grew up with (Every single Medal of Honor) and if they make it right, it could end u being an awesome game. With the futuristic setting the possibility to cash in would be soon after Black Ops 2 is released, mainly because it looks like such a terrible game. People would throw away that for another futuristic FPS.


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Comment #83 by Nayr
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 08:58:11 AM
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One day they'll get bored with the COD formula, sprint, aim down sights, slow movement, little aiming skill, etc. Moving to a future setting only means more space marine skins for the games that already pollute the game industry. Nothing interesting here. Support indie developers that actually try to innovate.


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Comment #84 by Kaiyo
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 01:55:06 AM
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Make the past, modern, and future age stuff together in a battlefield game.
Modern Day Man with modern guns and a knife vs Caveman with WWII guns and a club vs Futuristic Man with laser weapons and an energy knife.


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Comment #85 by Akinokaze
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 11:39:26 AM
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Know what's really stale? Iron sights, we don't need the damn gun blocking 33-66% of the screen.


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Comment #86 by XoNiNjAlEoNoX
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 05:43:42 PM
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@43 BF 2142 was future. BO2 is near-future that still has connections to present time. and this seems to be the trend right now.


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Comment #87 by SeraphTC
Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 05:24:06 AM
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@77 REALLY?? It's GEORGE Lucas. Sheesh.


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