Battlefield Hardline release date revealed in first trailer

Battlefield Hardline

With under a week to go before its E3 announcement , and after a few leaks (including this trailer earlier today), EA has officially released the first trailer for Battlefield Hardline. Instead of Battlefield's usual war theme, Hardline is about "the battle between cops and criminals," and Dead Space developer Visceral Games is on the job. According to the trailer, it'll be out October 21st.

Hardline isn't Visceral's first experience with DICE's Battlefield series: it also developed Battlefield 3's End Game DLC. It's still a departure for a developer known for Dead Space, The Godfather, and James Bond games. Another shocking departure: the first trailer isn't about an army of foghorns attacking a broken PA system. It's a Hollywood-style crime montage set to Jamie N Commons an X Ambassadors' "Jungle."

We'll have much more information about Hardline after the big reveal at EA's press conference on Monday. Though at the rate Hardline has been leaking, maybe EA will just throw its hands up and release the game four months early.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.