Battlefield Hardline is an upcoming cop-themed entry into the series from Visceral games, who you may know better as the developers of Dead Space. It was confirmed to exist last week, and now a beta appears to be in the wild.
The video below shows a good ten minutes of gameplay (skip to 3:50, that’s when it starts), but bear in mind that it could just be someone with a lot of time on their hands and some video trickery skills.
It’s odd to see a beta so soon, but it suggests that it’s on the way to a public test. With E3 next week, and Sony’s press conference being broadcast live in movie theatres in the US, it appears attendees of the showings will receive a code for the beta, according to a poster on NeoGAF who received an early email.
And that also implies that the game will be making an appearance at Sony’s conference, perhaps with some exclusive PlayStation content on the way.
Expect the beta footage to be removed from the internet soon, so watch it while you still can!