OXM posted an interview this morning with Electronic Arts vice-president Patrick Soderlund, in which he revealed that EA does not want DICE to become 'a Battlefield factory', that perpetually churns out Battlefield titles.
This means that the studio does, indeed, have other projects in the works aside from Battlefield 4.
Quote from Patrick Soderlund, EA Vice President
The minute we start saying 'you're going to make a Battlefield game for the rest of your life', they're going to go some place else. So for them to make great Battlefield games there need to be other things for them to do as well. That's why we have people who move around quite a bit. And then obviously we have a boatload of people that just want to make Battlefield because they love it.
While we speculated on whether this would mean a brand new franchise or perhaps a sequel to something DICE made previously (Mirror's Edge), the news was spilled on Twitter that DICE was, indeed, working on Mirror's Edge 2. The news this morning is coming from a Tweet delivered by form DICE executive producer, who said:
It is general knowledge in the Stockholm dev scene that Mirror's Edge 2 is in production at DICE eurogamer.net/articles/2012-…— Ben Cousins (@BenjaminCousins) November 21, 2012
As much as we tend to rely on Twitter for breaking news these days, it is not a guarantee of accuracy by any stretch so take this rumor with a grain of salt.
None the less, we're excited to see what DICE can do with Frostbite 2 outside of Battlefield. We've loved the game engine in uses that other developers have put it to, but we're curious to see how the masters themselves can use it in a non-Battlefield game.