Yesterday Electronic Arts announced Battlefield Heroes as a new cartoon-style Battlefield game that’s completely free to play. To prevent confusion from fans about whether or not this was the sequel to Battlefield 2, EAUK confirmed they were separately at work on Battlefield 3! To quote:
Is this Battlefield 3?
“No, Battlefield Heroes is not Battlefield 3. Battlefield Heroes is one of many Battlefield games in development by DICE, including Battlefield Bad Company for PS3 and Xbox 360. We have not made any announcements regarding Battlefield 3.”