With the producer having virtually said it and actual video footage of it on the Internet, DICE has decided to share the news of Battlefield 2142's development with its loyal fans on the BF2 community site, because "we know that you guys need to know first". Moving on...
"The more sniper-eyed of you out there will probably already know, but we're currently hard at work developing 'Battlefield 2142', which is scheduled for release this Autumn," says the update.
"As you'll have guessed, this is a departure for the BF series as we're going into the future - something that a lot of you wanted to see happen in the BF universe. We're creating a ton of cool features that you won't have seen in any BF before, including cloaking devices, mines that follow you, awesome new rifles, guns and grenades, and of course, MECHS!"
The update adds that DICE Stockholm is developing 2142, while DICE Canada is hard at work on a 1.3 patch for Battlefield 2 - as well as the forthcoming Armored Fury "Booster Pack", which is due out via EA's Downloader digital distribution widget at some point soon.
DICE promises to keep website-watchers clued in on 2142's development, and says there will be an official unveiling later this week.
"Snoken - vi har sett fram emot Mine 2 och kan lugnt säga att vi inte blev besvikna!" the update concludes. Which probably means "Let's see how many stupid English journalists copy and paste this into their stories and ask their Swedish readers for help translating it!"