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Battlefield Hardline announced for autumn release

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Battlefield Hardline has been announced for an autumn release as a new series in the game franchise.

EA and Visceral Games have confirmed Battlefield Hardline will arrive later this year, introducing a new director for Battlefield.

Hardline is set against the backdrop of the war on crime and the battles that go on between the police and the criminals.

The game was leaked earlier, but now EA has revealed the official teaser site for Hardline and outlined part of the game’s history in a blog post.

According to VP and GM of Visceral Games, Steve Papoutsis, Hardline came out of the discussions he had with GM of DICE Karl Magnus Troedsson “several years ago”, which explored “different ways we could take Battlefield and action games in a new direction.”

Visceral Games is best known for the Dead Space series, and Papoutsis and his team aim to bring their single player experience into Hardline.

“We’ve been reading all of your comments and we’re excited to be going into more detail soon on the ways we’re bringing new twists and turns to the foundation of Battlefield multiplayer and more about how we’re bringing our strengths at Visceral to single player”.

Although there’s not much information on the game as yet, aside from the teaser website, EA will reveal a lot more during its E3 2014 press conference on June 9.

EA hasn’t even confirmed which platforms Hardline will launch for when it is available next year, but the leaked information suggested it will be released on Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Battlefield 4 launched last autumn for the same platforms, but this could be the first next-gen only Battlfield title.

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