PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer.
“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 Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield 4 launch when the game goes live on PC next month.
In the latest Battlefield blog, gameplay systems producer Mike Glosecki stated that the game has been up and running online for the past two years, with stability a major focus for the team.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
Glosecki said he’s a hardcore PC gamer himself, and believes the PC is the “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,” he added.
“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.”
Battlefield Hardline is out March 17 on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Xbox One owners with EA Access can play the game earlier on March 12.