Battlefield Hardline footage appears, Visceral explains

Some leaked footage from Visceral Games' upcoming Battlefield Hardline, a cops and robbers version of the usual wartime shooter has appeared online, showing snippets of gameplay, full of explosions and zip-wire action. Visceral came out shortly after to comment on the leak, saying all of the video was at least six months old and was initially used to show at an internal meeting with EA.

Head of the developer, Steve Papoutsis said that while he was sad that this was the way Hardline had been revealed, it had been hard keeping it all under wraps until E3 anyway. At the conference, he said we can expect more in-game footage as part of the initial reveal and lots more information about how the game will work.

Here's the original leaked footage with some Polygon commentary:

“It’s six months old now and team has been cranking since then,” he said via Twitter. “See the real deal at E3. Can’t wait to show you how much further the team has taken things.”

He also revealed that the game was built using the Frostbite engine and when asked that Visceral make sure that the game works at release (referencing Battlefield 4's horrific release schedule that saw it bugged for months afterwards) he said: "We're absolutely focused on delivering the best experience possible."

What do you guys think of the Hardline leak? Does it make you excited to see Battlefield going in a new direction?

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