Following Battlefield 4's confirmation, EA has commented on the future of the Battlefield: Bad Company franchise.
Battlefield 3 community manager Ian Tornay said DICE still admire the brand despite the IP's next installment being Battlefield 4 and not Bad Company 3.
"I can tell you that it's not due to any lack of love for BC inside of DICE. Everyone I've talked to there is very proud and fond of it.
"What features from BC would you like to see in future games (which is not to say we won't make another). [I] would be very interested to nail down for myself what it is about BC that is special to everyone and how we can incorporate that magic."
Battlefield 4's beta will commence during the fall of 2013. Its predecessor, meanwhile, will still be supported by developer DICE.