Blake Jorgensen says it’s currently looking to be a “fun, new Battlefield”.
EA’s Battlefield: Hardline will be the first game in the series to explore a perspective distinct from the military trappings of old. Rather than soldiers, you’ll be playing as cops and hunting down crooks and robbers, which extends to several of the new multiplayer modes like Hotwire and Blood Money. However, those hoping to once again take the reins of a soldier will be glad to hear that the franchise will return to its military roots in 2016.
According to EA CFO Blake Jorgensen at the 2014 UBS Global Technology Conference (via GameSpot), Battlefield 2016 is already looking to be a “fun, new Battlefield” which “will be a return to a Battlefield military-style game; more to come on that.”
Meanwhile, Battlefield: Hardline was originally slated to release in this quarter but was delayed to 2015. It will now be releasing on March 17th 2015 in North America and March 19th 2015 in Europe for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and PC.