Slated for a 2015 release, Battlefield Hardline is DICE and Visceral Games’ upcoming addition to the long-running Battlefield franchise.
At EB Expo, I had the opportunity to go hands on with the recently announced Hotwire multiplayer game mode. To put it quite simply, it involved high-speed pursuits through streets as cops chased down robbers in stolen vehicles as they tried to make their escape.
Taking place on the map High Tension (modelled closely after downtown Los Angeles), robbers had to run and take control of several vehicles scattered across the urban landscape. As part of the cops, it was my team’s job to keep those vehicles out of the robbers’ hands by any means necessary. For the most part, we would load up into cop cars or motorcycles and chase down the other team, spraying their vehicles with bullets until they were dead. At times, and as a far more risky approach, we would set up makeshift roadblocks and hope we could stop the other team before we became the victims of hit and runs.