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Former Need For Speed developer Criterion Games is developing a Battlefield spin-off due for release in the next financial year, according to analyst firm Wedbush Securities.

In a report provided to today, Wedbush said:

"Although EA has as yet to announce a Battlefield extension for FY:15, we believe Criterion Games is working on a military shooter that may become a brand extension for the Battlefield franchise in FY:15.

"DICE is responsible for Battlefield 4 and the patch, and DICE's two studios (in Stockholm and London) are currently working on Mirror's Edge 2 (announced at E3 and likely a FY:16 release) and Star Wars Battlefront (announced at E3, and possibly a FY:17 release)."

The report later states that Wedbush "spoke with [EA] management on Thursday afternoon, and although they have not yet announced a version of Battlefield for FY:15, they confirmed that our understanding is spot on and that if a version of Battlefield were to be released in FY:15, it would be developed by a studio other than DICE."

Criterion previously developed the Burnout and Black series of games before moving onto the Need For Speed franchise in the late 2000s.

However, the studio splintered into two teams during the summer, with the majority going on to form Ghost Games UK. The remainder is thought to be working on a new title under the name Criterion Zero.

UPDATE: A 3D Modelling Artist at digital production company Technicolor also claims to be working on a Battlefield game due for release in 2014.

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UPDATE 2: EA UK provided with a "no comment" when contacted about Wedbush Securities' comments earlier this afternoon.

UPDATE 3: Despite prior comments, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter has since told Eurogamer that he believes Dead Space developer Visceral Games is actually developing the game, not Criterion.

Source: Wedbush Securities Update Thursday, December 5

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rico_rico's Avatar


update BF will have microtransactions
Posted 10:25 on 07 December 2013
Bloodstorm's Avatar


Man, i can't wait for TWTiger Woods.
Posted 17:32 on 06 December 2013
9193bb's Avatar


I don't think they should do bfbc3 I would like dice to do that but 2143 yes please
Posted 17:07 on 06 December 2013
rico_rico's Avatar


Only hope SP will be as good as the MP
Posted 15:36 on 06 December 2013
Lalaland's Avatar


Am excite. Criterion's Black was great fun and Bad Company was always the fun version of BF it's just a shame DiCE are pretty bad at doing SP. This could be epic
Posted 15:25 on 06 December 2013

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Release Date: 01/01/2013
Developer: D.I.C.E
Publisher: EA
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: PEGI 18+
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