EA announces Battlefield Hardline

News Ryan Lambie 28 May 2014 - 07:39

First-person shooter franchise Battlefield Hardline will be taking on a police theme, EA has revealed...

It's been fully expected that a new entry in the successful Battlefield series would arrive this autumn, but details about it have, until recently, been a closely guarded secret. It's now been revealed, however, that the next game in EA's shooter franchise will be called Battlefield Hardline, and that it will take a rather different approach from the military underpinnings seen in earlier entries.

The concept this time, it seems, is cops and robbers. The first image from the game shows thieves in balaclavas storming a bank vault, piles of cash, and what appears to be a close-up of a law enforcer wearing a pair of shades.

Battlefield Hardline was due to be formally announced at EA next month, but details have leaked courtesy of the Better Battlelog forums. Thanks to them, we've learned that there'll be two factions in the game - SWAT and thieves - and four soldier classes: Enforcer, Mechanic, Operator and Professional.

It certainly sounds like an intriguing direction for Battlefield, and after several entries taking place in dusty war zones, it could provide a refreshing change of image, too.

EA are set to reveal more about Battlefield Hardline and its other forthcoming games at E3 on June the 9th. In the meantime, here's the first official image. 

Polygon

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