Visceral Games Says: Hardline Isn't Just Another Battlefield
If you're not convinced that this year's Battlefield iteration will be fresh enough, developer Visceral Games has some important info.
How is the new Hardline different than last year's Battlefield 4? Well, for starters, one is a standard military shooter and the other embraces the police realm. But it goes beyond this thematic change, so said lead multiplayer designer Thad Sesser during an E3 interview with PlayStation LifeStyle.
The new BF entry will boast a score of improvements and additions as compared to the BF4 formula. The team is especially focused on improving the Frostbite 3 engine. Said Sesser:
"We improved the vehicle physics and so on because, in a cops and criminal setting, vehicle collisions are way more important than in Battlefield. We're making fundamental changes under the hood to some of these systems. In terms of the UI, we still want it to be recognizably Battlefield, but we've got some changes."
He added that Visceral won't be recycling assets used in BF4. Players will appreciate brand new weapons, vehicles and gadgets, along with a "slew of new game modes." The bottom line is that this new Battlefield will be just that: New. Finished Sesser:
"I think you'll understand where the value proposition is with this game. There is a lot of new content. It's not just a re-skin or a re-use of assets. We've got all new assets, we got a lot of stuff still coming in."
Battlefield: Hardline is slated to hit store shelves in North America on October 21.
Related Game(s): Battlefield: Hardline
6/23/2014 9:37:30 PM John Shepard