Extended Battlefield Hardline Single-Player Demo, 2 Multiplayer Modes Revealed at Gamescom

Check out 12 minutes of single-player footage and learn about new modes, Hotwire and Rescue.

Today during EA's Gamescom briefing, the publisher unveiled the latest details on next year's console and PC shooter, Battlefield Hardline. Developer Visceral Games general manager Steve Papoutsis appeared on stage and showed off a 12-minute single-player trailer and revealed two new game modes for Battlefield Hardline's multiplayer component.

The single-player trailer was shot entirely in-game, Visceral says, and highlights Battlefield Hardline's "new style of storytelling." The developer adds that the game's single-player mode was inspired by popular crime dramas on TV today, though no specific comparisons were made.

As for the new multiplayer modes for Battlefield Hardline, those are Hotwire and Rescue. Hotwire is a high-octane racing-themed mode where you chase down enemies and hang out of windows to gun down your foes. Rescue, on the other hand, is an eSports-themed mode, Papoutsis says. In this mode, five criminals take a hostage and the police have to try to get them back. There is only one hostage per round.

Battlefield Hardline was originally expected to launch this October, but EA recently delayed the game to early 2015. When it does launch, it will be available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.

If you missed EA's Gamescom briefing today, you can read a recap of our liveblog.

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spacecadet25
spacecadet25

Looks sweet, the cop elements look cool.  But, I want to see some footage highlighting how destructive this game is (or isn't).  Can you use grenades or other explosives to dynamically create holes in walls, or is the destruction limited to scripted stuff or using propane tanks to destroy cover?

My biggest beef with the single player campaigns in the last 2 games was lack of destruction.

archon_zyro
archon_zyro

conventional, predictable fun. i like the arrest move and the non-lethal. it's actually some of the more realistic stuff and pace than all shooters anyway. it's really about time there was a game where you go as cops. it has been a long time since True Crime: Streets of LA. All this has to do is update that game, and not be GTA, and it's a winner. 

blkgto
blkgto

Steer clear of this shitty cash grab.  This cannot and should not become a regular part of the battlefield series. 

Teebown24
Teebown24

so, essentially, weve got a high speed chase game mode and a rainbow six game mode. fantastic.

dominoodle
dominoodle

Lol. Pulls out his badge and the bad guys just drop their automatic rifles. Yeeeeaaaaahhhhhhh

dbcruise
dbcruise

"Hippies Suck" graphiti is most politically correct thing I ever saw. The bad guy sewer redneck thinks hippies suck, and figured he should write that on the wall?

vibroknife
vibroknife

Looks fantastic. Like an actual campaign instead of a poorly written, poorly designed, and horribly boring single player.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@blkgto  Yeah, b/c Battlefield has had a good reputation as of late, and hasn't been getting stale?

silversix_
silversix_

@vibroknife ppl been saying this ever since BF:BC1 and every single time they did not just fail (even tho BC1 campaign was above average) they were completely laughable. Always has to do with fking nukes and terrorists, how original is that?