EA rep explains company president spoke 'broadly' in promising Battlefield 4

EA president Frank Gibeau has learned that it doesn't matter where you say something, it will find its way onto Twitter. Speaking at the University of Southern California yesterday, Gibeau reportedly stated, "There is going to be a Battlefield 4," and attendees took the news to social media.

Of course, the continuation of the franchise is an inevitability; however, what does the quote mean for the fate of the Bad Company series--the spin-off from the original Battlefield franchise?

An EA representative told Shacknews, "Frank was speaking broadly about the Battlefield brand -- a brand that EA is deeply passionate about and a fan community that EA is committed to."

In only its first week, Battlefield 3 has sold five million copies--this according to internal estimates at Electronic Arts.

Though the Battlefield series isn't known as an annual affair, EA could trade off both the classic Battlefield series and the Bad Company spin-off series to launch a new title franchise annually. Also competing for attention is EA's Medal of Honor series, which was teased on inserts included in Battlefield 3.