Battlefield Hardline has been officially confirmed by EA after its logo leaked yesterday. Official art revealed on the game’s site and an open letter from Visceral Games confirms it’s the police-themed shooter we heard rumoured a while back.
Seemingly in response to this leak, EA has opened the Battlefield Hardline site, which promises a June 9 reveal at E3 2014. As you can see, the site depicts a SWAT van, and robbers stealing from a bank vault. The imagery ties in with rumours that the game has been inspired by cop films like Bad Boys.
In an open letter to fans, Visceral Games General Manager Steve Papoutsis said, “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.
“Several years ago, I was at an internal EA meeting in Barcelona with creative leaders from across the company. It was there I met Karl Magnus Troedsson, the GM of DICE, for the first time, and we immediately began talking about games – I’ve always loved Battlefield and KM was a huge fan of Dead Space, which I was working on at the time.
“We started talking about different ways we could work together, different ways we could take Battlefield and action games in a new direction. It was then that this project that became Battlefield Hardline was born.
“There’s been a lot of buzz today about Battlefield Hardline – we’re getting ready for E3 and fans found some details on our website about what we’re working on for the show. We’ve been reading all of your comments and we’re excited to be going into more detail soon on the ways we’re adding new twists and turns to the foundation of Battlefield multiplayer and more about how we’re bringing our strengths at Visceral to single player.”
We’ll have more on Battlefield Hardline around E3 2014. Stay Tuned.