E3 2014: Battlefield Hardline Officially Revealed, Surprise Beta Launches on PC and PS4

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At the Electronic Arts' E3 2014 showcase, Battlefield Hardline was shown off, along with the news that gamers can get into the closed beta on PS4 and PC immediately.

Battlefield Hardline is currently in development by Visceral Games for the current and last-generation platforms, and the E3 footage takes place in Los Angeles during a SWAT versus criminal conflict. It looks very much like a glorified game of cops and robbers, but yet looks infinitely more interesting than another brown and red military shooter. Given the footage we’ve seen so far of the game, it looks like it could be one of the best Battlefield titles we’ve seen in some time.

Joyrides on police motorcycles and even on other police vehicles are likely, as well as some killer cooperative and versus play. Hardline looks like a true return to the dynamics that made Battlefield the game it is today, with a killer spin on the cops and robbers mechanics seen in games like Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and other similar endeavors.

You can get in on this hot Battlefield action immediately, if you’re lucky enough to get into the beta that’s been made available as of the EA press conference. It is first come, first serve so go here to the official beta signup page¬†and input your information to see if you’re one of the lucky gamers who gets pulled to experience Hardline first. It is only for PS4 and PC users so Xbox gamers are out of luck for the time being.

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Be advised that the site is behaving a little strangely at the time of this posting since it’s likely every gamer impressed by the footage is trying to get in, but if you’re lucky enough to get past the console or PC selection screen, you’ll be greeted with a screen that alerts you of an email that has been dispatched, which will let you know if you made it into the beta. Good luck and let us know how Hardline plays if you find yourself in the beta!

Until then, Battlefield Hardline will be released on October 21st, 2014 for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. What do you think of the game? Are you excited about the new entry in the Battlefield series? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page!

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