Despite the mixed reception Battlefield 4 has received by players (due mostly to the bugs) it would appear that EA’s Visceral Games have been eagerly beavering away at BattleField Hardline. This possible leak comes about due to an update on Battlelog.
Battlefield Hardline is supposedly going to be police and thieve based, at least according to the long standing rumors. Internally this is known as Havana, with artwork and even a logo for the game posted on EA’s server. Additionally there was a “BFH” icons for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Icons, we can only guess that these are for the premium users of Battlefield.
There’s so far been mention of four classes, Professional, mechanic, Operator and Enforcer. One of the BF Hardline multiplayer maps have also been leaked by the name of “Downtown” (hardly an original name, but I digress). There was also a welcome message for the beta too.
As for Game modes, there have been multiple listed – including Blood Money (no Agent-47 involved, sorry!), Bomb Squad and Carrier Assault were listed. A mission icon called “Visceralskull” was also noted.Twitter account Battlefield Daily have managed to uncover a list of various rewards that are available in the game. Skulls, police handcuffs, and even a grappling hook are all clearly visible.
We’ve also a look at some of the weapons in Battlefield Hardline (once again, this is all assuming that these leaks are accurate and genuine as they’ve not been confirmed as yet). Riot shields, the infamous AK-47, a crossbow, taser, grenades and other weapons can all be obviously spotted. For more of the various leaked icons and images click here.
It would make sense what with E3 being right around the corner that we’ll see an unveiling. It’s also very likely that Battlefield Hardlines will (like BF4) be using the Frostbite 3 engine. At a pure guess, a forth quarter / holiday 2014 release date would appear possible and certainly would be the big game to go up against the newest Call of Duty. It’s not surprising to see it released on the XBox 360 and PS3, they are the largest console user base. Therefore going to rake in the most cash for EA, but since many in the gaming community felt DICE’s decision to support the older platforms is why so many bugs crept into the release of BF4 I’m sure we’ll all be watching BF Hardline with caution and yet, enthusiasm.