After some fans did some snooping and uncovered the information on their own, EA came out and officially confirmed the next game in its Battlefield series.
Battlefield Hardline might have the series branding, but it will be anything but the usual modern warfare setting found in Bad Company and the main numbered entries. Instead, this will be a game of cops and robbers. It’s a heist game in which criminals use our modern day civilized streets as a battlefield.
Why criminals would want to go guns blazing in a city against armed officers is beyond me. You would think they would want to lay low and as quietly as possible after pulling on their job.
The leak also uncovered several soldier classes as well: Enforcer, Mechanic, Operator and Professional.
What do you think? It’s certainly an original spin on the franchise, something that both it and Call of Duty could really use right now. Low and behold, we have the futuristic Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare debuting this year also, meaning that perhaps we are sick of the “modern warfare” setting and want something either closer to home or far in the future. Whichever you want will determine if you are a Battlefield or Call of Duty player this year.
The leak suggests that Dead Space developer Visceral Games is working on the title, and it is clearly taking a page from Grand Theft Auto V‘s book with this game as the heist becomes a popular theme in games. Nobody can ignore the rising popularity of the Payday franchise either. We’ll have to wait and see more at E3 this year as this will be one of the six new games it talks about.
The earlier leak shows that Battlefield Hardline will be released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.