Battlefield Hardline announced, coming this autumn
Battlefield Hardline will release this autumn, EA and Visceral Games has announced.
Hardline is set to be a brand new series in the Battlefield franchise, letting us get involved with the war on crime and battle between cops and criminals.
“Several years ago, I was at an internal EA meeting in Barcelona with creative leaders from across the company,” says vice president and general manager, Visceral Games, Steve Papoutsis. “It was there I met Karl Magnus Troedsson, the GM of DICE, for the first time, and we immediately began talking about games – I’ve always loved Battlefield and KM was a huge fan of Dead Space, which I was working on at the time. We started talking about different ways we could work together, different ways we could take Battlefield and action games in a new direction. It was then that this project that became Battlefield Hardline was born.”
“There’s been a lot of buzz today about Battlefield Hardline – we’re getting ready for E3 and fans found some details on our website about what we’re working on for the show. We’ve been reading all of your comments and we’re excited to be going into more detail soon on the ways we’re adding new twists and turns to the foundation of Battlefield multiplayer and more about how we’re bringing our strengths at Visceral to single player.”
There has been plenty of leaks following the reveal, with new modes being revealed such as Heist and Blood Money, and new in-game equipment such as grappling hooks, baseball bats, blowtorches and tasers. New vehicles have also been hinted at, with Internet snoops finding mention of helicopters, SUVs, mopeds and sports cars.
We understand Hardline will be coming to PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.
The game’s official world premiere is scheduled to take place during EA’s E3 media briefing on June 9 at 8pm BST.