The Battlefield Hardline trailer has escaped into the wild ahead of E3 next week, showing off glimpses of the city where the action will take place as well as characters, and little snippets of gameplay. A release date of October 21st is also shown off at the end. It’s a rather large shift in focus for the Battlefield series, moving from the conflicts of soldiers to the war on the streets. Information from the previous leak points towards Visceral taking a leaf out Overkill’s Payday book, with bank robberies being the focus of the game.
No doubt Hardline will be a major focal point of EA’s E3 conference, and there will probably be a gameplay demonstration likely to focus on the multiplayer. I expect the concept of levolution to make its return. Moving the gameplay from essentially civilian free areas of the warzones to the middle of a large city.