With a leaked trailer to boot, EA’s new Battlefield game escapes the tight grips of developer DICE to find new friends at Visceral Games, where the new title is being forged, confirming the franchise’s status as a yearly release effort moving forward.
Hardline is set against the backdrop of 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,” explained vice president and general manager, Visceral Games, Steve Papoutsis. “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.”
Papoutsis added: “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.”
The game’s official premier will take place at EA’s E3 2014 press conference at Noon PDT, on June 9th. We’ll keep you posted, of course.