The Battlefield Hardline title has been confirmed some time ago, having developer Visceral Games working on the title and aiming to bring a new feel to the Battlefield series. The developer expects to do this by taking the battle towards a more urban environment, namely adding a âcops vs robbersâ theme instead of a traditional military faction-based scenario.
What we did not know up until now is what the story is about. We know that there will be a lot of shooting involved, robbers with masks and police officers arriving in cars, leading to a lot of shooting and explosions (as seen in previous Battlefield titles too). However, Visceral Games has apparently revealed the actual goal and story of the title at its San Diego Comic-Con panel.
The developer stated that the Battlefield Hardline title will be based on the story of a police officer by the name of âNickâ, who gets framed after a drug bust goes wrong. Nick is then said to go deep undercover in order to clear his name, having players experience both sides of the story. Ian Milham, the titleâs creative director, describes it as âdesert, Breaking Bad meth countryâ.
In terms of storyline support, Visceral Games is said to have Eugene Byrd and Kelly Hu feature in major roles, while The Shildâs Mark Rolston and Sons of Anarchyâs star, Benito Martinez will also have some important roles in the title. Also, Wendy Calhoun, Nashville and Justifiedâs writer and producer, is said to be helping the developer as a narrative consultant.
These are quite some big names for a game title, but since Milham pointed out that the game has been pushed back to âearly 2015â, we should expect a great single player gameplay experience. However, as it is a Battlefield title, the multiplayer experience will also bring its own âcharmâ.
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