battlefield hardline *Update*

Visceral Games has confirmed that the leaked video was 6 months old.

In a series of Tweets, Visceral chief Steve Papoutsis said that since that footage was made “The team has been cranked since then” and promised fans “the real deal” at E3 this year.

Papoutsis went on the proclaim his excitement for the videos reaction, and said more information would be revealed during EA’s Press Conference at E3, and teased that some bits may be revealed beforehand.

Have a look at the information gathered by the trailer below.

*Original Story*

EA and has officially confirmed Battlefield: Hardline as a leaked video provides information about the multiplayer and single player aspects of the game.

The game, which is set for release in autumn, is being made by Dead Space developer Visceral Games. It will be focusing on the war between police and criminals.

In a post on, Visceral chief Steve Papoutsis said the game came into being during a meeting with DICE GM Karl Magnus Troedsson:

“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.”

More information is due to be released at E3, however an internal gameplay video has leaked, which references the games codename, Omaha, and gives a number of revelations about the game.

Principally, the video detailed four new multiplayer modes being introduced:

• Bank Heist: This sees the robbers trying to break into and steal money from a bank vault whilst the other team, playing as the cops, try and prevent them from doing so
• Rescue: A SWAT team tries to rescue hostages from a robbery gone wrong
• Hotwire: Involves car chases as the cops try and capture the thieves across ‘large, open environments.’
• Blood Money: A fast pace game mode which has cops and robbers fight over a big pile of money and try and return it to their safehouses

The video then moves onto the single-player campaign, which is described as Visceral “revitalising the single player campaign”.

The campaign follows Nick Mendoza, a Miami detective “caught up in a personal battle between right and wrong” seeking revenge on former police officers who betrayed him.

The campaign will be structured like an episode of a TV show, including cliffhangers.

The environment will be “wide and more open than ever before”, and the AI has been “re-designed from the ground up.”

The game will take you to a variety of environments; from subterranean grow labs to bank vaults and car dealerships. In traditional Battlefield fashion, you get to blow them up.

The game will also feature a number of gadgets for you to use, from scanners to compile evidence in story and marking targets to grappling hooks and zip lines, both of which can be deployed at any time in multiplayer.

What are your thoughts on Hardline so far?