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SWAT's This? Battlefield Hardline Unravels a Robbery on PS4, PS3

Posted by Sammy Barker

Spin-off shooter out this year

On the tail of yesterday’s rumours, EA Games has removed the handcuffs from police themed first-person shooter Battlefield Hardline. The title – which will be properly debuted at E3 next month – is due out on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 later this year, and will represent a “brand new” series in DICE’s popular property. It’s being developed by Dead Space maker Visceral Games.

Writing on the publisher’s official website, studio chief Steve Papoutsis noted that the release was conceived after a meeting with DICE boss Karl Magnus Troedsson several years ago. “I've always loved Battlefield and [he] was a huge fan of Dead Space, which I was working on at the time,” said Papoutsis. “We started talking about different ways that we could work together.”

Yesterday’s leak included multiplayer class names, modes, maps, and more. However, arguably the most interesting snippet was the image of a handful of vehicle icons, which appeared to hint at trucks, sports cars, and helicopters. As already alluded, the title will be fully revealed during EA Games’ press conference at E3 next month.

“We've been reading all of your comments and we're excited to be going into more detail soon on the ways that 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,” Papoutsis concluded. Has this tease got your internal siren singing? Pull over in the comments section below.

[via ea.com]

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User Comments (17)

k_andersenStaff

#2

k_andersen said:

I have almost zero interest in the Battlefield franchise, but this does have me intrigued. I'll be interested to see how it turns out.

Also, if it's anything like the movie Heat, I am so down.

cherrypoppa

#3

cherrypoppa said:

Sounds good, and with the guys and girls from Dead Space running it I'm excited for the single player.

SuperSilverback

#5

SuperSilverback said:

Guys from Justified and House of Cards are writing the story, hell yeeaaahhh.

The multiplayer modes sound real good as well. Heist mode is gona be mah jam

Bad-MuthaAdebis

#7

Bad-MuthaAdebis said:

Doesn't interest me yet. I thought battlefield 4 was a horrific pile of sticky. I'm more interested to see what happens with star wars battlefront.

Dodoo

#8

Dodoo said:

I'm liking the look of this spin-off more than the main series tbh.

This could even be my first Battlefield purchase!

Also I'm sure all of these "leaks" are more like "carefully-planned-and-intentional-"leaks"-made-on-purpose-by-the-developers/publishers-so-the-reveal-at-E3-doesn't-get-lost-in-the-noise-of-the-show-leaks"... [or something :)]

Demi_God

#9

Demi_God said:

There'll be a lot of rubberbanding. There is still rubberbanding all over this game anyway and they haven't fixed it yet. o.O shocking....not really, it's EA/DICE.

LDXD

#14

LDXD said:

@get2sammyb Ha! You know they suppose to have another dumb and dumber coming out later this year with Jim Cary and Jeff Daniels

Cloud7794

#15

Cloud7794 said:

@Dodoo Exactly right about the leaks. Sure, games and features get leaked all the time, but as we get closer to E3 these leaks do seem to get more accurate, don't they? Devs are also a bit too quick on confirming said leaks as well. Hmmmm.....

@Not-Another-Ad Honestly this looks a bit refreshing. So far the Battlefield spin-offs have been better by-far than the main series; Bad Company 2 is arguably the best shooter I've ever played. I love how more tame vehicles are in the mix now as well, as I would love to see someone driving around in a sports car with a friend shooting from the passenger seat, only to have their wheels blown out by a well-placed shot.

Only time will tell if this is more than just fantasy however.

KAPADO

#16

KAPADO said:

Who is in charge of the puns on this site?
Sometimes they make my eyes roll, but Ii wouldn't want it any other way.

PorkinsUK

#17

PorkinsUK said:

Insanely tempted by this. First time a Battlefield game has truly piqued my interest since 1942 on PC, I'm very keen to see more on the campaign but I'm not quite sold on the multiplayer yet.

This is definitely on my radar though!

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