Electronic Arts has officially confirmed that Battlefield Hardline is in development, and is scheduled to be debuted during its press conference at E3 2014.
Previously operating under the codename Project Havana, Battlefield Hardline is being developed by Dead Space creators Visceral Games, and will be a spin-off title featuring cops versus robbers in multiplayer heist action…
The police-themed shooter will reportedly have a team of SWAT members attempting to stop the robbers from emptying a bank vault.
A statement from Visceral Games VP Steve Papoutsis read “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."
Paputsis was forced to come forward and confirm Battlefield Hardline’s existence after a number of details were accidentally leaked on EA’s Battlelog site. There will be four game modes in Battlefield Hardlinem including Team Deathmatch, Turf War, Heist, and Blood Money. There are also four confirmed classes; Enforcer, Mastermind, Technician and Profession, while there will also be an in-game store to purchase weapons as in Counter-Strike.
Players will be able to use grappling hooks to ascend buildings, breaching charges, blow torches and many more utilities to achieve their goals, with each team getting faction-specific equipment.
There will be a full reveal of Battlefield Hardline during EA’s E3 2014 Press Conference.
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