Battlefield Hardline may actually work at launch

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Probably will, but don't call me Shirley

Battlefield 4 had a launch so beleaguered by issues that it’s almost become a bit of a joke. Nearly a year on, and people still consider the game to be unfinished. It’s unsurprising then than people are a little hesitant when it comes to Battlefield Hardline. According to its developers though, the game will actually work at launch.

Pressed by GameRevolution about the game’s stability Visceral’s Ian Milham was rather frank.

“What you’re basically asking is, ‘Is your game going to work?’ and the answer is yes, it’s gonna work. We actually started on this more than a year before Battlefield 4 came out. We’ve been working with the DICE guys for a long time; some of our engineering work is actually in Battlefield 4 and things they’ve been doing since then. It’s in pretty great shape now and all that work is gonna come into what we’re doing.

We already had one very successful beta, we’re going to have another beta on every platform we ship on. We take shipping a working game pretty seriously. So, yes, the game will work.”

Milham added that while there may be a few hiccups, he’s confident that he and his team will be able to deliver a game that will actually function as advertised. Because I’m not really interested in multiplayer, this doesn’t really affect me – but for a change I do actually have a mild to middling interest in this game’s single player.

According to Visceral, it’ll play out like an episodic cop show. It seems to be rife with atmosphere, and borrows a few elements from Far Cry that’ll surely make it better than your average Battlefield campaign.

Last Updated: September 29, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Jedi Consular Kromas

    And BF4 was being made more than a year before BF3 came out so I fail to see their point.

  • alcatraz5953

    Yeah I probably still wont get it, no more after BF4

  • Hammersteyn

    I’m just happy EA never got involved with NASA. They’d be like, Yeah the shuttle may actually work at launch.

    • Spaffy

      Yea, I’ll wait to see if they get this game off the ground before I jump on the bandwagon

    • Jedi Consular Kromas

      NASA pilot: “I still have not received my flight suit”
      NASA: “Yeah … that is a payed for DLC … $5”

  • Spaffy

    Maybe BF4 is the BETA that Hardline needs to be successful

  • Ragnar The Vengeful

    Surely you can’t be serious! Solid reference. Header of the week to me.

  • Admiral Chief 0

    This game BETA be BETA than the BF4 BETA

  • oVg Definitive and Remastered

    So… they fixed 4?

  • oVg Definitive and Remastered

    It is impossible to play the single player portion off-line.
    1 year later, off-line version of SIM City is released.


  • Sageville

    I don’t stress about the console version at all.

    BF4 has always worked perfectly for me on PS4 since release.

    I’ll buy Hardline because of the awesomeness of BF4.

  • Battlefield hardline..Yeah!! Still EA is battling to release the game.Hope it will come soon..

  • FSR

    Read: “PLEASE PREORDER!!!” – EA

    Never will I preorder a Battlefield title again.

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