Visceral addresses Battlefield: Hardline leak

Battlefield: Hardline is already a strong early contender for "Worst Kept Secret" at this year's E3 conference. With only weeks to go before its planned unveiling, we've already seen developer and gameplay details, including a whopping seven minutes of footage. Visceral Games couldn't exactly go on ignoring such a huge leak, and general manager Steve Papoutsis has shared some details about what we've seen so far.

In a series of tweets (via Game Informer), Papoutsis rolled with the punches.

"Video that’s out there was for an internal meeting," he said. "It’s 6 months old now and team has been cranking since then. See the real deal at E3. Excited to see so much buzz for the old footage. Love it. Can’t wait to show you how much further the team has taken things."

He promised more details on June 9 at the EA press conference, or "maybe even a little more before then if you want it." Or, more realistically, we're likely to see more leaks anyway. Everyone act surprised.