Battlefield: Hardline E3 Demo Banks on Teamplay; Closed Beta Has Begun

By   /   Jun 9, 2014

Battlefield: Hardline was officially unveiled by EA just a few minutes ago during their E3 press conference.

The new Battlefield installment takes a break from terrorism and opts for crime instead, pitting cops versus robbers. In the E3 multiplayer demo shown, the robbers have seemingly the more tougher job of first planning the heist, successfully breaking and grabbing the loot, and then finally attempting to escape the law and reach the designated hideout. The cops on the other hand arrive on scene moments after the heist has begun and their job is to take the criminals down.

With irrespective of whichever side you choose, the game once again banks on teamplay and coordination. At the near end, the trailer boasted some destructible environment in the shape of a crane smashing down an entire building. Ironically whatever the amount the robbers managed to steal from the armored trucks, it couldn’t have justified half of the city being pummeled down.

The game seems to borrow heavily from the previous two Battlefield games. The UI seems relatively the same, as do the models, weapons, scopes, gunfire effects; it’s a bit depressing to see Battlefield go down such a road after a good run with Battlefield 3 and 4; forgetting the latter’s launch issues.

EA also announced that the public beta of Battlefield: Hardline has already launched on the PlayStation 4 and PC. The beta was termed as console-exclusive so it won’t be reaching the Xbox One any time soon.

According to the company, the PS4 will enjoy the game in 1080p and 60 frames-per-second. Additionally the beta is on a first come first serve basis. You’re eligible for the beta as long as you have a copy of Battlefield 4. EA did not mention as to when the beta would end.