We can all remember the bug-ridden launch of Battlefield 4, which thankfully has gotten a lot better these days. DICE sure does, and it also extends to Visceral – the developers of the upcoming Battlefield Hardline. Speaking to GameRevolution at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, creative director Ian Milham wants to reassure us that this time it will be different.
“What you’re basically asking is, ‘Is your game going to work?’ and the answer is yes, it’s gonna work.”
Although Battlefield 4 was developed by DICE, it hasn’t stopped Visceral from using it to improve the prospects of Battlefield Hardline. “We actually started on this more than a year before Battlefield 4 came out.” said Milham. “We’ve been working with the DICE guys for a long time; some of our engineering work is actually in Battlefield 4 and things they’ve been doing since then. It’s in pretty great shape now and all that work is gonna come into what we’re doing.”
We’re also going to see another beta to try and help work out any last minute kinks. “We already had one very successful beta, we’re going to have another beta on every platform we ship on.” stated Milham. “We take shipping a working game pretty seriously. So, yes, the game will work.”
Did you play Battlefield Hardline while it was in beta, and did you enjoy it?