Report: New Battlefield game revealed [UPDATE]
New game to be called Battlefield Hardline.
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[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.
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