Message from Steve Papoutsis, GM Visceral Games:
On behalf of everyone at EA and Visceral Games, I’m fired up to confirm our next project – Battlefield Hardline. The game launches this fall and it’s a brand new series in the Battlefield franchise, set against the backdrop of a genre we all love – 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.
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.
Electronic Arts has already launched the official Battlefield Hardline website, and notes a date of June 9th, 12:00 PDT as the time that more information will be released. Obviously this means the main reveal of information will be at E3 as expected.
The images you see below have been taken from the Battlefield Daily Twitter account:
A logo for Visceral Games was also discovered on the Battlefield Daily Twitter account suggesting that the Dead Space creator is developing the game and Visceral Games’ have rumoured that this next instalment is to be a police-themed entry in the series. Adding more wait to this rumour is the logos for groups called “SWAT” and “Thieves” that have been tweeted.
As more information unfolds early next month at E3 we will be sure to keep you up to date on what Battlefield has instal for you.