EA DICE Developing Five Battlefield Titles

EA DICE executive producer Ben Cousins today revealed that the studio currently at work on a total of five titles in the Battlefield multiplayer shooter franchise, reports GamesIndustry.

In a keynote at Paris GDC, Cousins said that in addition to the previously announced free-to-play Battlefield Heroes (PC) and the just-shipped Battlefield: Bad Company (PS3, 360), the company is working on three unannounced Battlefield titles.

Among them are a new traditional core game bound for home consoles, and another title developed in collaboration with South Korea-based online game developer Neowiz aimed at the Korean games market. No details on the third Battlefield title were mentioned.

Cousins added that DICE's move towards the free-to-play market arose out of a business trip to South Korea, where web-based and free-to-play games flourish in a region dominated by piracy.

"If you ask me, the future is web games," added Cousins. "And I don't think many people will see it coming."