Electronic Arts offered a closer look at Battlefield: Hardline during E3 Expo last week. The upcoming entry in the Battlefield franchise will be a departure from its predecessors by taking gamers out of the “field” and into city streets for an amped up version of cops and robbers. Check out the hectic gameplay in the trailer below.
During a recent interview with PC Gamer, developer Visceral exec Steve Papoutsis claimed it will still feel very much like a Battlefield game. He said, “There are certain things we want to make sure feel familiar and comfortable to players. If you think of Battlefield multiplayer as an e-sport and you compare that to, say, baseball or football, you don’t drastically change the rules year-to-year, because it’s going to confuse people and confuse the players. So we took a very measured approach to the things that we changed and the things we didn’t change.”
Hearing the game won’t veer too far off from its predecessors could be either comforting or somewhat troubling for players when you consider the technical difficulties that have marred Battlefield 4 over the past few months. “There’s been a lot of effort going into a variety of fixes [for Battlefield 4], and we’ve got folks on our team that are looking to them as well,” Papoutsis said. “This is an issue the franchise takes seriously, and EA takes seriously.”
Battlefield: Hardline will be released Oct. 21 for PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360 and XBO. It is currently available for pre-order, and players can also sign up for the closed beta, which launched last week for PS4 or PC.
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