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Battlefield Hardline singleplayer campaign to benefit from Visceral’s experience

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Despite the general consensus, I enjoyed the singleplayer in Battlefield 3 so when Battlefield 4 rolled around, I was looking forward to another solid campaign, which in the end unfortunately left me cold.

DICE doesn’t do out-of-this-world-stellar singleplayer games, but together with Battlefield 3 and the Bad Company games, they’re capable of crafting great solo moments.

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With Battlefield Hardline, Visceral Games has taken on development duties while DICE focusses on patching up Battlefield 4 and working on games like the next Mirror’s Edge and Star Wars Battlefront, so it’s heartening to hear the studio behind the next Battlefield game talk about innovating on singleplayer while taking advantage of lessons learned creating the Dead Space series.

Speaking to Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Hardline creative director Ian Milham said of the campaign:

“When we were thinking about how to do this game, I think anybody who knows us at Visceral knows that singleplayer is near and dear to our heart. We’ve done a pretty OK job of it before, and we have some pretty cool ideas for this one.

“On the singleplayer side the stuff that’s important to us is maybe not do as much of a single-path linear rollercoaster that’s been done before. We want more tactical choice, more player choice. Things to do besides just shoot everybody. That’s not really a cop thing as much.”

The idea that the team is keeping in mind that police officers and SWAT teams don’t (always) go in guns blazing when dealing with difficult situations is good to hear, so here’s hoping Visceral can follow through and deliver on those “pretty cool ideas” they have floating in their minds.


When playing games like Battlefield and Call of Duty, do you bother with the singleplayer campaign or do you hop straight into multiplayer?

What do you think of the Battlefield Hardline beta so far?


Battlefield Hardline is out on October 21st worldwide, across PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Rifle through El33tonline’s previous coverage of the cops ‘n’ robbers shooter for trailers, screenshots and more details.


Source: Rock, Paper, Shotgun


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