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Jun 9 2014, 5:33pm CDT | by Jason Brumett
Visceral Games™, an Electronic Arts Inc. EA studio and makers of the critically-acclaimed Dead Space series, today released more information about the upcoming Battlefield Hardline, taking the award-winning Battlefield franchise to a new world filled with new ways to play. Coming October 21 in North America, Battlefield Hardline puts players right in the middle of the war on crime in the gritty and glamorous streets of Los Angeles and Miami.
"This is an awesome opportunity to take one of gaming’s most exciting franchises in a new direction," said Steve Papoutsis, Vice President and General Manager of Visceral Games. "The cops and criminals fantasy is a great new backdrop for Battlefield and allows us to introduce an impactful story, while still maintaining that intense multiplayer action that fans expect. Best of all, the beta allows lots of fans to jump in and play immediately."
“Visceral Games brings its critically-acclaimed storytelling swagger to an all new cops and criminal fantasy inspired by some of the most popular TV crime dramas,” EA wrote on YouTube, posting a link to its Battlefield Hardline teaser webpage.
Karl Magnus Troedsson, Vice President and Group General Manager of DICE and Visceral, added, "We’re always looking for new, exciting directions to take the Battlefield franchise, but it has to be a great experience that’s driven by passion and stays true to the heritage of Battlefield. Visceral has a great track record of creating emotionally charged stories with unforgettable atmosphere and we’re excited to see them bring this approach to single player and to see how they add to Battlefield’s best in class multiplayer action. Hardline is fun, fresh and yet still very much a Battlefield game."
Earlier this week, a Battlefield Hardline beta tester posted a 10-minute video showing gameplay has been posted on Facebook, before being pulled.
Battlefield Hardline will be available on PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 this fall. BGR will cover the game’s announcement next week, alongside all the other gaming-related news coming from this year’s E3 conference.
Players looking to head into this new playground with some extra gear can pre-order the Battlefield Hardline Deluxe Edition. With three in-game content packs as well as an additional 10 Battlepacks*, the Battlefield Hardline Deluxe Edition.
A source has confirmed to IGN that the Battlefield: Hardline beta is coming to PS4, suggesting these rumours could be true.
Whether there will be other means of gaining access to the Battlefield: Hardline beta or whether it will be restricted to US gamers attending Sony's pre-E3 show is unknown.
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