Battlefield 4 will still receive support even as Hardline occupies the spotlight.
Visceral Games’ Battlefield: Hardline is now out of the bag and we’ll likely see more details surrounding its release in the next few weeks. While the launch of a major Battlefield title often mean the old one is put out to pasture, DICE has reaffirmed its support for Battlefield 4.
DICE VP and general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson discussed all this on Battelog. “By now, many of you have probably heard about the next title in the Battlefield series, Battlefield Hardline. The Visceral Studio team has done an amazing job of bringing in a completely new concept while staying true to the Battlefield core gameplay pillars.
“I’ve been working with Visceral GM Steve Papoutsis and his team for several years on the cops vs. criminals concept and we think you guys are going to love it. We’ve always dared to try new settings and experiences with Battlefield and seeing this new one take shape is a long lasting dream come true.
“That said, I want to be sure you all understand that introducing Hardline in no way means we’re done working on Battlefield 4. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Visceral team is leading the development of Hardline, while the DICE team continues to drive BF4. We are committed to giving you the best BF4 experience possible.”
Troedsson also revealed that, “We are also working on a major update to the Battlefield 4 netcode,” and that there will be more fan-requested features in the coming months.
“Yes, we’re very excited to partner with Visceral on the development of Battlefield Hardline. But ongoing work to refine and enhance BF4 remains a top priority.”