Confirming reports that Dead Space studio Visceral Games has been working on a police-themed addition to the popular Battlefield series, several bits and pieces of leaked artwork have revealed the game as Battlefield: Hardline.
Following the leak, publisher EA has since activated an official teaser website at battlefield.com/hardline
, confirming the game's existence and scheduling the official unveiling at its E3 2014 press conference on June 9th.
We seemingly already know a whole lot more than that though, as an assortment of assets were discovered in the bowels of Battlefield's Battlelog web portal, including the game's logo, weapons and unlocks, and even player class details.
Polygon credits Better Battlelog forums
, Battlefield Daily Twitter
, and Koen Vlaswinkel
with the finds, and indicates that the game is planned for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and will pit a team of SWAT, against a band of Thieves.
Four of the game's classes are outlined as Enforcer, Mechanic, Operator, and Professional, and game modes Blood Money and Heist are mentioned.
Vehicles include several armoured variants and what appear to be fast cars, as well as helicopters. Weapons and accessories include an assortment of automatic weapons, tasers, a riot shield, and a bunch of unconventional items such as deployable cameras, laser trip mines, breaching charges, and a grappling hook.