Battlefield Series to Return to Military Theme in 2016
For those who don't care about cop simulations and miss the military-style of combat in the Battlefield series, we've got some good news.
Polygon reports that, after Battlefield: Hardline, the Battlefield series will drop the cops-and-robbers gimmick and revert back to its military-style of gameplay, presumably with Battlefield 5. Unfortunately, there is no word on whether or not we will see a sequel to Hardline, which most likely depends on how successful the game is when it launches this March.
The next game after Hardline will be a "fun, new Battlefield," said EA CFO Blake Jorgenson. "That will be a return to a Battlefield military-style game; more to come on that."
Jorgenson also explained the postponement of Hardline's release, saying that the Battlefield team wanted, "to give Battlefield 4 and Battlefield: Hardline players more time to enjoy these games and immerse themselves in a game, the live service, and the community."
It is also likely that EA did not want to have another glitch-filled launch like it saw with Battlefield 4 last year. Given all the post-release patching that Assassin's Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 have required recently, Ubisoft should be taking notes on how to NOT rush big-name games for release. We applaud EA for not forcing Hardline to have a release in the 2014 holiday season and properly giving it the time it needs to breath and grow.
Nevertheless, we hope that Battlefield: Hardline proves to be a quality title when it launches on March 17, 2015 for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
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