The newest entry in EA’s Battlefield franchise is set to release this fall as the Battlelog Blog “leaked” an image of the title.
The franchise (which appears to now be annualized) will follow up the buggy, disappointing Battlefield 4 with Hardline, a new take on the series. Built for next-gen systems, Hardline is the first game in the series not to be developed by DICE, who is presumably working on Battlefield 5. Visceral Games will be developing the title. Visceral created the popular Dead Space Trilogy on last-gen systems and is also working on a yet to be announced Star Wars title. Possibly, they are looking to adapt to Activision’s method of rotating studios for Call of Duty (each studio gets a 3 year development cycle).
Hardline will focus on Police rather than Military war, featuring the SWAT and the Thieves. The four classes include Operator, Mechanic, Enforcer, and Professional. Two game modes are titled “Heist” and “Blood Money.” EA will be releasing much more on Battlefield: Hardline at E3 in June. The game will debut on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and PC.
Here’s to hoping we see more details on Star Wars: Battlefront 3 and Visceral’s Star Wars shooter!
Josiah LeRoy is Geekiverse’s Senior Editor. Stay tuned for the Gekkiverse’s most anticipated games of E3!