Seems EA's John Riccitiello didn't get the memo that the "Battlefield Announcement Event" in the UK had been snowed out, because during this afternoon's Q309 conference call, he went ahead and announced a new Battlefield game.

Sadly for fans of the core series, it's not one of those games. Instead, it's a sequel to last year's Battlefield: Bad Company, is being developed by DICE, will be out on the same engine (so don't expect any drastic changes) and is scheduled to appear in early 2010.