Battlefield 4 will be set in modern times, says Karl Magnus Troedsson.

The Dice GM made the announcement at GDC Europe today.

"We still want to stay in this genre, the modern day as it is. We feel this is a place we can be and continue with the series. Battlefield 4 can live in this space and be very successful," said Troedsson.

"There's a lot of things inspiring us as to how the franchise will move on. Everything from fans' feedback, to market research and, of course, what we want to build ourselves,"

“That doesn't mean there might not be a Bad Company game again in the future," he added.

As reported last month, Battlefield 4 will release late 2013.