We've already got Titanfall planned to shake up the first person shooter scene for this year, but it's not going to stop both EA and Activision from putting their developers to the test on yet another round of Battlefield and Call of Duty games.
However, it's quite clear that the development teams behind both FPS titles are starting to realize that the same old content just isn't working anymore, and new, original ideas will need to be put into place to make sure the franchise continues successfully.
One new idea may end up making the next Battlefield game completely different. This idea is a concept that will take the modern military warfare concept and replace it with a police themed environment.
Unfortunately apart from a report from Polygon, no details have yet been given on what a police themed Battlefield game would entail. It could potentially be a very different game to the current offering in the series, but on the other end of the spectrum, it could end up being painfully dull, and a simplistic new "skin" plonked on top of the same game modes, same game mechanics and same core Battlefield class system that has been in the game franchise for donkey's years now.
I personally wouldn't mind hearing a bit more about a police themed Battlefield, it would certainly be the first time any AAA developer has worked on such a game.
The 2014 release date seems like a longshot unfortunately, but the same report from Polygon does suggest this date for a release window on the alleged new Battlefield game.