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Battlefield Hardline will have a stable PC launch, says Visceral

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PC may be superior to consoles in many ways, but stable week one multiplayer launches aren’t exactly common on that platform. Numerous games have launched over the years with a rather broken online aspect that has necessitated the need for various patches and tweaks, much to the consternation of PC gamers who just want to go and murder their friends in a horrible manner in multiplayer matches. Battlefield 4 was a prime example of this. But developer Visceral wants to assure players that the launch of Battlefield: Hardline won’t be anywhere as catastrophic as that particular game.

“Stability has been one of the largest areas we’re focusing our attention at Visceral while developing Hardline. I think we can all agree that Battlefield 4’s stability at launch was less than stellar,” gameplay systems producer Mike Glosecki said in a new Battlefield blog post. “In order to address stability for our game at launch, we’ve had the game up and running in the multiplayer environment for the last two years with both the development and quality assurance teams playing in daily matches.”

We’ve run two betas for the game as well, one at E3 and the pre-launch beta which just completed on Feb 9th. Both of these have not only helped us solidify the stability of our servers, but have also provided great feedback for us to address in the game. As a side note, we are also making changes to Battlelog to include a new pop-up on how to activate the plugin in your browser since this was an issue for some of our players.

While it remains to be seen how the game runs on console, Glosecki reckons that the PC version will be the home for Hardline, as that system was “by far the best gaming platform around.”

“We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over. Battlefield started on the PC with 1942 and we know we have a passionate fan base on this platform,” Glosecki said.

You can play at much higher resolutions, 1920×1080 and beyond up to the capabilities of your video card. You can also use much higher graphic settings on PC – which you gives you the best texture filtering, texture quality, and anti-aliasing in addition to other benefits. You can adjust your field of view or run higher than 60 FPS if you choose. You can even play with a three monitor setup for an immersive experience. Lastly, you get to use a mouse and keyboard which gives you the best control setup for a first person shooter.

The game has gone gold, although that means very little these days. I guess the proof will be in the pudding then when it releases on March 12. The very expensive pudding that costs several hundred Rands that is.

Last Updated: February 27, 2015


  1. Hehe


  2. Marcel

    February 27, 2015 at 14:08

    Loved BF3, so getting BF4 was the next natural step.

    I was mistaken. Apart from the terrible launch bugs, BF4 just didn’t have that “something” that BF3 had.

    Sadly, BF4 has spoiled the franchise for me so much so that I won’t be buying Hardline


    • Fnuik

      February 27, 2015 at 14:33

      I loved BF3 but skipped BF4 so for that reason I cannot wait for Hardline


  3. Pariah

    February 27, 2015 at 14:10

    From BF4’s hard beta, this is a hard pill to swallow, making this game a hard sell.

    That’s the bottom line.


    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      February 27, 2015 at 14:13

      That’s a hard bottom line there.


      • Pariah

        February 27, 2015 at 14:14

        It’s about to hit rock bottom for the Battlefield players I think, they’re stuck between a rock and a hard place.


    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      February 27, 2015 at 14:23

      cos Stone Cold said so!


  4. Kensei Seraph

    February 27, 2015 at 14:12

    • Pariah

      February 27, 2015 at 14:13

      I missed your gifs. 😀


      • Kensei Seraph

        February 27, 2015 at 14:14



    • Hammersteyn

      February 27, 2015 at 14:33

      Busy watching this. XD


  5. ReaperOfSquirrels

    February 27, 2015 at 14:13

    I’ll believe it when it actually happens.


  6. RinceThis

    February 27, 2015 at 14:14

    Header win!


  7. RinceThis

    February 27, 2015 at 14:16

  8. Ranting Raptor

    February 27, 2015 at 14:52

    Hahahahahahahahaha. Yeah… Right….. I’m calling it. Servers offline or overexerted on launch day. Game breaking patch fixes in the 2 months following launch


  9. B3ware_za

    February 27, 2015 at 15:51

    “Battlefield started on the PC with 1942 and we know we have a passionate fan base on this platform”

    Really now, this coming from a developer who did not create any Battlefield games!?! Merely using the Battlefield name with the new IP to help give it a head start. Only having a few DICE developers showing Visceral how the Frostbite engine works and to give tips (more of a Supervisor role).

    Yes thanks to the tribute, stating that BF started on PC. Somewhere you have to draw the line. Visceral, you are simply using the same engine with a few DICE employees and sharing the name. That is all.

    Its like saying :
    Battlefield: Command and Conquer Generals 2
    Battlefield: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
    Battlefield: Medal of Honor
    Battlefield: Medal of Honor Warfighter

    Good luck with your game Visceral, I enjoyed the Beta, but for the love of all things beautiful don’t think that you are the DICE, I know and love.

    From a fan, since 1942

    DICE kinda died when EA acquired them.

    Hope those that bought the game enjoy it.


    • Will

      March 1, 2015 at 10:12

      BF4 is the reason i will never ever buy another of their games. Thank you very much dice. Btw you owe me trophies!


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