EA: DICE doesn't want to be a 'Battlefield factory' | JoystiqDICE's Stockholm studio has 300 people and no, not all of them are working on Battlefield content, EA Games Vice President Patrick Soderlund tells OXM. DICE launched Mirror's Edge in 2008, but since then it's been all Battlefield, all the time, with Battlefield 4 scheduled for beta next fall.
Asked whether taking a risk on a Mirror's Edge-type game is worth it when Battlefield is so lucrative, Soderlund responds, "Well it depends, right? Maybe it is and maybe it isn't. It's also important for us – the DICE guys are roughly 300 people in the Stockholm studio; not all of them are working on Battlefield things, and that's intentional, because we don't want to become a Battlefield factory."
One way to circumvent the transition to "Battlefield factory" is to develop a sequel to Mirror's Edge – which is exactly what former Battlefield executive producer Ben Cousins says DICE is doing. "It is general knowledge in the Stockholm dev scene that Mirror's Edge 2 is in production at DICE," he tweets.
if i had to choose overall i would say i'm a battlefield guy rather than CoD even though i would give the best overall game to CoD's newest baby Black Ops 2. it's refreshing to know that DICE doesn't want to milk the series to death like CoD has done. even better in this statement is that mirror's edge 2 has been confirmed to be in production. that has me most excited and on edge (see what i did there lol) for it to come out. what are your thoughts about both DICE being a battlefield factory and mirror's edge 2?