Rumor: Battlefield 2143 teased

Battlefield 3's new Back to Karkand map pack may drop a hint of a sequel to Battlefield 2142.

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DICE may be dropping hints of a new project in its recently released Battlefield 3 Back to Karkand downloadable content. A number stamped on the side of a building in the "Wake Island" map suggests that a sequel to Battlefield 2142 is on the way.

"2143" has been plastered on the wall of the map, which would be one heck of a coincidence. BF3 Blog points out that this is similar to when DICE used Battlefield 2 map packs to drop hints of 2142 before it was announced. If history is repeating itself, this could be a tease for an impending sequel.

Then again, it could've been put there as a larf. "We love our fans attention to detail and hunger for more Battlefield but there is no news on this front," an EA representative told us, before cheekily adding "isn’t there some big MMO coming out this week?"

[Image courtesy of BF3 Blog.]

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    December 19, 2011 11:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Rumor: Battlefield 2143 teased.

    Battlefield 3's new Back to Karkand map pack may drop a hint of a sequel to Battlefield 2142.

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      December 19, 2011 11:21 AM

      Mmm... seems like a bit of a stretch to me.

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      December 19, 2011 11:30 AM

      I would so buy 2143, also I want a Special Forces DLC for BF3. I miss tear gas and grappling hooks.

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      December 19, 2011 11:32 AM

      yes. MECHS. thanks. also TITAN MODEEEEEEE

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      December 19, 2011 11:40 AM

      2143 Would be cool, But I want more BF2 Maps, and the Special Forces stuff would be splendid!

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        December 19, 2011 11:49 AM

        Yeah, lets let BF3 have some time to mature before we get into 2143. Christ.

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      December 19, 2011 11:47 AM

      Probably won't be a proper sequel, but they could always do it as a DLC for BF3 a.l.a. BF: Vietnam for BFBC2.

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        December 19, 2011 12:12 PM

        I wanted them to do this from the start, and I've been saying as much all along.

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        December 19, 2011 12:35 PM

        That's what I think they will do. 2143 will be a BC2:Vietnam style DLC pack and that's perfectly fine with me. I think you'll still get Titan Mode and mechs.

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          December 19, 2011 12:46 PM

          As long as it comes with more than four maps i'll be happy.

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          December 20, 2011 11:19 PM

          What hurt 2142 a bit was how soon it came after BF2 not as an expansion but a full game. It really was refined gameplay and worth the full price I though but people didn't take to it as well. But as DLC it can have its cake and eat it too.

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        December 19, 2011 12:53 PM

        I would rather have a proper sequel with 8-12 maps and refined mechanics, much like BF2142 brought over BF2.

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      December 19, 2011 12:13 PM

      Does it never occur to anyone that Devs might just want to fuck with us a little? I think it's awesome, and I know I would if I was working in the industry.

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      December 19, 2011 12:23 PM

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        December 20, 2011 9:18 AM

        Why would it be? New engine, DICE artists finished with BF3 for a while, why the hell wouldn't they make 2143? Jizz away sir! *no homo*

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      December 19, 2011 12:45 PM

      I would play this.

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      December 19, 2011 12:52 PM

      Given how much their fanbase is buying up the 0 day DLC and how 2142 was such a hack, it's safe to assume they'll do it again.

      2142 was essentially a mod with little to no actual changes to the game. The one big change, Titans, were glitchy and they fixed them by making it so they simply couldn't move. Which completely defeats the purpose of them in the first place.

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        December 19, 2011 12:54 PM

        I know a lot of people that love 2142. The fact is the modern day/historical war setting isn't for everyone, as dumb and superficial that may seem.

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        December 19, 2011 1:56 PM

        Are you trying to tell me that BF: Vietnam was more than a reskin mod?

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        December 19, 2011 2:06 PM

        Wat?

        2142 had a shitload of new additions. And the titans were glitchy for only a short time before they were patched up properly... parking them was a server-side decision most mods used in the interim. Every map I played with moving titans was spectacular, and I may have fallen off a total of 4 times ever... and those were because I was propped up on the outside ledge shufflin around waiting for boarders.

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        December 19, 2011 2:49 PM

        what 0 day DLC? karkand came out nearly two months after release

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        December 20, 2011 6:32 AM

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          December 22, 2011 6:27 PM

          Except for the "helicopters" in 2142 (which were lame) it was better than BF2 IMO.

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      December 19, 2011 1:20 PM

      Somewhere a lowly texture artist is laughing 'heeheehee'

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      December 19, 2011 2:56 PM

      Day 1.

      2142 gave me many of my favorite Battlefield memories. 2143 on the frostbite 2 engine? GLORIOUS!

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      December 19, 2011 3:40 PM

      OH HELL YES!

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      December 20, 2011 1:45 PM

      It'd be cool to launch this as a DLC...but then again 2142 had enough to be it's own game.

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