Beta version of cop shooter Battlefield: Hardline tried by six million players, as reported by the chief executive officer of the studio developer Visceral Games Steve Papoutis. Due to the large number of player’s beta version, developers decided to extend beta test for two days – before testing completed on February 8, but now players can fight until February 10. Server Beta will be disabled 08.00 GMT. Recall that in the open beta is available three cards and three game modes, and the experience, items and weapons in the full version of the project will not transferred.
Battlefield Hardline – a new part of the series Battlefield, where players will fight with each other, not as soldiers of the warring states, and the police and criminals. The game will be released on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One March 17, 2015, although earlier it was supposed to come out October 21, 2014.
Visceral Games and Electronic Arts have published the official system requirements for shooter Battlefield Hardline. In addition, as you can see, they are in truth were similar to BF4, as repeatedly reported earlier developers. However, there are a couple of differences – is necessarily a 64-bit system, and twice as much space on your hard disk. So if your PC run Battlefield 4, so with Hardline should be no problem.
Screenshots from the game Battlefield: Hardline
Minimum system requirements:
OS: Windows Vista SP2 64-bit
Processor: Athlon II / Phenom II 2.8 GHz / Intel Core i3 / i5 2.4 GHz
Video: ATI Radeon HD 5770 (1 GB) / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (896 MB)
HDD: 60 GB
The new part of the Battlefield – without tanks and ships, but with the police and bandits.
Less than two months before the release of Battlefield: Hardline developers decided to make a final open testing multiplayer. In fact, we have shown almost finished the game – we can draw first conclusions about how that turns out at Visceral Games.
Gameplay Battlefield: Hardline
The game is scheduled seven modes are now available three – Heist, Conquest and Hotwire. Heist we have seen during the summer testing and concluded that it is analog Rush from the previous parts of the series. The bout divided into several stages. First team robbers, blowing the doors and passageways by doing in the walls, trying to get to the bank, which protects police detachment. If the bandits manage to break through the defense, they should grab a bag of money and drag it to the point of evacuation. The game allows several ways to waste – the bandits may try to leave the roof or break in one of the avenues.
Battlefield: Hardline modes
Although in general Heist mode looks the same as during the summer testing visible and some differences. For example, if a map that shows the last time, cars were available, but now they do not – the team revived a few steps away from the bank and immediately rush into battle. In general, mode looks detail maps at a height – Each building a bunch of rooms, detours, convenient places for ambushes and positions for snipers.
Conquest Mode – the next version of the classics alive Domination. The action takes place outside the city, in the wilderness, where teams fight for a few control points. There is space technology, but it is still not as cool as in Battlefield 4 – several kinds of cars, motorcycles and helicopters, and a recent feature heavy weapons. It leaves its mark: in Battlefield 4 by the end of the match on any map almost no whole buildings, the building Hardline long time remain safe shelter. In addition, the work shows a map weather effects – sometimes start a sandstorm, which significantly impair vision.
Finally, Hotwire – a fun mode for those who are tired of serious cases and want to have fun. He is something similar to the Conquest, but instead hold points needed to capture sports cars, scattered all over the map. The longer the player will be able to protect the car, the more points you bring your team.
Other features of note beta “mode hacker” – the development of “Commander Mode” from the Battlefield 4. One of the players on the team can change the “Kalashnikov” to combat laptop and watching what is happening with the bird’s-eye view, helping his team to a variety of ways – by appointment purposes (which, of course, ignore all) to break surveillance cameras, “revealing” the enemy’s position. However, this mode is useful only for serious clan battles, where the important maximum coordination between the groups – in the usual battle most players bored after about five minutes, so they throw the commander’s office and join a total dump.
Battlefield: Hardline still looks a game for those who like the series in all but the technology. It is quite a bit, so shootout become much more cheerful than in the previous parts. And in the release, in addition to entertainment for mere mortals, promise to include just two cyber mode by which developers want to compete with the Counter-Strike Global Offensive.
Electronic Arts start looking at mobile devices as main gaming platforms. As it became known, the financial head of the company believes that by 2018, the publisher will be able to offer equal opportunities in games for console users as well as for owners of tablets.
Razer Edge tablet
“Most of us are intrigued by the power computing power of mobile devices and the speed with which it grows. This may mean that in 3-4 years the tablet will have more power than the typical console. This will open up for people new set of games that are comparable with the console. And they will be even more exciting and profound than static mobile games that is fashionable to play while waiting for public transport. We are looking for ways to mix the two models to make an exciting game even more mobile. Whether it’s your living room, the bus or the home of your friends – the game will become much more mobile than it is today,”- said Blake Jorgensen.
According to this information, the publisher is not going to abandon the development of games for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, switching attention to mobile devices. The company’s plans are planned for the next few years.