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Report: Next Battlefield in the works at Visceral Games

Information has been leaked on the next Battlefield game--and it apparently isn't being developed by DICE.

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Even though a lot of games have been revealed over the past couple of weeks, E3 will still hold some surprises for us when the show takes place this June. However, it looks like one of Electronic Arts' bigger announcements may have been leaked, and it could show a new direction for the Battlefield franchise.

A leak on the Battlelog site captured by Battlefield Daily (via Eurogamer) shows not only the title of the new Battlefield game, but also a shift in development.

Battlefield: Hardline steps away from the military field in favor of a more police-oriented adventure, and will be developed by Visceral Games, who normally handle the Dead Space franchise. This marks a huge change in development for the series, as DICE usually takes the reigns for the series.

According to the information, the game will feature four soldier classes--Enforcer, Mechanic, Operator and Professional--as well as a variety of new modes, including Blood Money, Bomb Squad and Carrier Assault. Several awards have been leaked as well.

The game is currently slated for release on various platforms, including PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360. A release date hasn't been revealed, but EA is likely to have more information at its E3 press conference.

From The Chatty

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    May 27, 2014 9:45 AM

    Robert Workman posted a new article, Report: Next Battlefield in the works at Visceral Games.

    Information has been leaked on the next Battlefield game--and it apparently isn't being developed by DICE.

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      May 27, 2014 10:02 AM

      This is horrible news, unless it means Dice is working on something even better.

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        May 27, 2014 10:08 AM

        SW: Battlefront?

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        May 27, 2014 10:09 AM

        Not at all. It might mean that the next Battlefield game actually works out of the box. DICE are working on Star Wars Battlefront anyway.

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          May 27, 2014 10:15 AM

          DICE LA is on star wars I think. DICE Stockholm is on mirror's edge and something else.

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            May 27, 2014 2:04 PM

            Incorrect, we are doing both of those games here in Stockholm.

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              May 27, 2014 2:28 PM

              Nice. Thanks for clearing up :)

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                May 27, 2014 2:53 PM

                No probs :-)

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                  May 28, 2014 6:46 AM

                  Still waiting on those netcode fixes for BF4 :(

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          May 27, 2014 11:06 AM

          Same engine same problems. =p

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        May 27, 2014 11:07 AM

        it all depends

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      May 27, 2014 12:05 PM

      Battlefield: Hardline? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8xokuPraYc

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      May 27, 2014 2:59 PM

      I like the idea to be honest, but I think they could have rebranded this. Or just made SWAT 5.

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      May 27, 2014 3:05 PM

      I woke up this morning and thought, "I really need another Battlefield game. There aren't enough of them coming out."