Battlefield: Hardline confirmed; reveal coming at E3
Electronic Arts has confirmed that the rumored Battlefield: Hardline will, in fact, be the next entry to the publisher's long-running first-person shooter franchise. In development at Visceral Games, Battlefield: Hardline will branch away from the traditional military shooter theme we're used to seeing from the franchise and instead be centered around the war on crime and the battle between cops and criminals.
"Several years ago, I was at an internal EA meeting in Barcelona with creative leaders from across the company. 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," explained Visceral Games' Steve Papoutsis.
Unfortunately, no further details were offered about the new game, but EA does have plans for a formal reveal at E3 next month. Fans can tune in to the EA media briefing on Monday, June 9, at 12:00pm PDT. In the meantime, NeoGAF has compiled a number of details about Hardline through publicly leaked source from Battlelog.