Report: New Battlefield game revealed [UPDATE]

New game to be called Battlefield Hardline.

[UPDATE] Electronic Arts has launched the official Battlefield Hardline website. The page lists June 9, 12:00 PM PDT as the time when more information on the game will be announced. The reveal will take place at EA's E3 press conference in Los Angeles.

The original story continues below.

Electronic Arts is working on a new Battlefield game called Battlefield: Hardline, according to information pulled from Battlelog source code. A logo for the game and references to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC were spotted on EA's own servers.

The unofficial Battlefield Daily Twitter account has rounded up various icons and images reportedly for Battlefield: Hardline, including those for vehicles, weapons, and equipment, among others. A logo for Visceral Games was also discovered, suggesting that the Dead Space creator is developing the game.

There's no word yet on what the plot for Battlefield: Hardline might be, but Visceral Games' rumored Battlefield game is believed to be a police-themed entry in the series. Adding to this rumor, logos for groups called "SWAT" and "Thieves" were also discovered.

EA has not announced a new Battlefield game, so this should all be taken with a grain of salt.

If Battlefield: Hardline is indeed real, it could be one of the six games EA plans to announce at E3 2014 next month. One of these titles is a "major" game that runs on Frostbite 3, EA's proprietary engine that powered games like Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed: Rivals. EA's E3 2014 press conference takes place Monday, June 9 at 12 noon PDT.

It wouldn't be all that surprising if Battlefield: Hardline turns out to be real, as Battlefield is one of EA's biggest and most important franchises. EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said earlier this year that the Battlefield franchise will be "critical" to EA's fiscal year 2015, which runs April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015.

Image credit: BF Daily
Image credit: BF Daily
Image credit: BF Daily

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Foppe
Foppe

I miss the old good Battlefield.

Silvir17
Silvir17

I don't get it. Why make a combined arms team play oriented game and then remove all those aspects.
Literally everything heals overtime. Vehicle and turret ammo is infinite.
Difficulty in positioning and player planning is replaced by grind fests and who has the shiniest toy. Which can be bought for a buck in the game store or on the publishers website.

I mean FML is this a game or a shopping mall im looking at??

Silvir17
Silvir17

@FuzzyPancakes More the assumptions based on the earlier BF games from a person that has pretty much given up on EA completley. I don't expect much from BF or EA at all anymore. :/

povilazilo
povilazilo

This new Bad Company already fucked, when they do have normal Battlefield.

dannydopamine8
dannydopamine8

i just cant bring myself to play the battlefield games, something about the network delay while shooting other players is a deal breaker for me. When you die in battlefield it just seems like you died from one bullet because you don't feel multiple impacts from the enemies fire.. Which is weird because i know for a FACT that it takes mutliple shots to kill someone.. so why dont i feel 8-12 individual enemy bullet impacts before i go down??? Its like the network code is so delayed that all 12 enemy rounds enter my player at the exact same time. 


All multiplayer games need raw and instant hit registration like CS has, or else its a no-buy from me

FuzzyPancakes
FuzzyPancakes

@dannydopamine8 CS is pretty bad too... if some one has a ping above 100 like half your shots don't even register, if you have a ping above 100 its much more difficult to hit some one, with all games it depends on your internet, and your distance from the server/host, if your internet is slow you will do worse (most the time) than some one with faster internet basically

Cochleadoc
Cochleadoc

Man, I used to love Battlefield.


*sigh*

false6hepherd
false6hepherd

They should try to finish their last game before making another one.

MetalGearX1
MetalGearX1

I'm not sure I'm excited over the levolution of a falling AC the size of a car compared to a hurricane and a battleship plowing through and island. Meh...

richten71
richten71

I've always loved the Battlefield series and still play BF4 on a weekly basis due to the fact that the game is a lot of fun. I'm excited about BF: Hardline, but feel they don't necessarily have to use the Battlefield name for this to still be a great game. It's kind of like how Forza did when they created Forza Horizon. I like how they are going with the police aspect considering the ties that my friends and I have to the police force. This game will definitely hold me over while DICE works on Battlefield 5.

yngsten
yngsten

It started as BF, then it transformed to BFCOD, and now BFCODCS. Come on! Give us a M1 Garand, and a large battlefield or just stop.

Code135
Code135

Gee, another Battlefield ... I wonder how this one will end up ... wait, figured it out.


Neeext ... ?

dark_rage864
dark_rage864

So it's Battlefield + Payday + Kane and Lynch + GTA Cops and Robbers + Rainbox Six Vegas?

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

LOL, the last one just started working

playstationzone
playstationzone

I think new BF be better than last and they got to test game before reasleing damm game and if it repeats last year game they got take a break on BF series.

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

Do people just go around hating EA for the sake of it? I think some people just need to chill a little bit, there's far to much agitation and seriousness within the hardcore game market today especially the FPS genre, if EA's games are making people mad then why continue using of buying for the EA company, I've been playing games for 20 years and I've never had a problem with EA.

collingtonuk
collingtonuk

@DeanoFantasy That's pretty naive considering the facts. EA knowingly released a game that was in no state to be sold, they finally admitted it and announced they would stop work on DLC until the core game was fixed. This it turns out was a lie (that may surprise you) and the DLC's keep coming. There are so many bugs still in it let alone the way the game works over the network that if you think its fine you must have pretty low standards. Luckily for me I managed to sell my copy, and don't worry I won't be buying any more EA games. Though I still feel able to throw stones at them for the way they have treated me in the past.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@DeanoFantasy 

Thanks for sharing.


I'd take the time to list the well over 100 reasons why you're wrong, but you seem like someone who is pretty much incapable of seeing the blatantly obvious.


I have to admit, I envy the enchanted world of invincible ignorance some of you live in.

Complete lack of perception must be very relaxing and soothing.

FroMcJoe
FroMcJoe

This will be so much fun once we're done with the paid beta-testing period in about 2 years!

collingtonuk
collingtonuk

"SWAT" and "Thieves"

So what, are they thinking something like counterstrike then, but with terrible hit detection, rubberbanding, god-awful collision detection and full of bugs?


Well, i guess they have to make it different to CS somehow.

UnrealPro
UnrealPro

It's too soon for another Battlefield game. Concentrate on fixing BF4, it still has a shitload of issues like rubberbanding and other glitches.

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

Maybe an interesting concept but in the end it won't feel like a Battlefield game.Should have brought forth Bad Company 3

yearssomuch
yearssomuch

Yay, nothing like taking a once-great franchise and using it to make more Police State propaganda!
First Kevin Spacey's "People don't want freedom. They want boundaries, rules, protection" in the CoD: AW trailer, now this. Can people honestly not see how these games are trying to influence public opinion?
I bet Hardline depicts the police force as heroes without showing the slightest hint of police corruption or brutality. Calling it now.

750sho
750sho

Swat and Thieves?  


Be nice if they pulled a mode like Payday, and pitted cop players against thief players.  


But then again, after BF4's incredible failure to get the game consistently playable, I will be approaching this one with caution.  Maybe pick it up 2 years after release when the 18th patch comes out and finally fixes it.  

rskueem
rskueem

hmmm looks like free to play bf game!

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

So when are they going to release Battlefield 4?


See what I did there? The current stage of BF4 is more like some kind of beta.

Kooken58
Kooken58

Battlefiled...The new COD of FPS Shooters.  No thanks EA.

Kooken58
Kooken58

@bledsoe45sbc @Kooken58 was more going for the annual release and milking of the series...But you are right there as well. They been slowly making it more of a twitch arcade shooter.

strangelove_1
strangelove_1

Yet another modern warfare one, bring it back to WW2 and I will be interested.

Cpt_Cosmonaut
Cpt_Cosmonaut

Hahahahha AFTER BATTLEFIELD 4 FAILURE Iam NOT spending another cent on Battlefield! You lost 1 devoted player EA.

Max_160
Max_160

Battlefield Theft Auto. War? Bitch please. Cops and bank robbers. Enjoy the urban city crime-life lag-fest MODAFUKAAAA. (From: EA)

jayjay444
jayjay444

After playing a broken game and forcing my self to play it because I spent alot of money on it means this is a miss and so is the next bf game and the next and pretty much for ever now, I hope 30% of the people you ripped off don't buy this bf it will be funny to see EA trying to justify losing 30% of their sales, oh and if you mess up Battlefront 3 there will be people up in arms lol.

punishergreen
punishergreen

Another game to dent my wallet this holiday! Seriously, this has me interested but dammit where is the next Bad Company game? =/

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

looks like EA is following Activision's path and giving Battlefield to 2 or more developers (maybe they will put Danger Close on it too). I have no problem with it as long as they don't forget about Bad Company, that spin-off is amazing and i will be disappointed if DICE won't come out with it next year.