Items tagged with Battlefield Hardline

The much anticipated first person shooter Battlefield Hardline released to retail in North America today for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Windows (it will launch in the EU on March 19th and in the UK on March 20). With the release comes a new live action trailer that plays out like preview for an action movie flick. Developed by Visceral Games in collaboration with EA Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts, the game is notable because it deviates from previous Battlefield titles by focusing on the age-old cops and robbers theme rather than traditional military engagements. As such, it's a different kind of game play, one that's been garnering... Read more...
Get ready to see gaming action on YouTube as you've never seen it before -- in 60 frames per second! That's right, YouTube will soon give you the option of uploading game footage that renders at 60fps, which is double the previous 30fps rendering cap. Game developers and publishers are stoked at the announcement because it means they can offer viewers a more true representation of how their games will flow. "Your video game footage with crazy high frame rates will soon look as awesome on YouTube as it does when you’re playing, when we launch support for 48 and even 60 frames per second in the coming months," YouTube announced in a blog post. There's already some preview footage available... Read more...
One of the ongoing questions around AMD's Mantle API is how much support it would garner in actual shipping titles. True, EA had committed to adding support to the Frostbite engine, but that's the kind of announcement that can be quietly swept under the rug or might be integrated into the engine but with a minimal number of titles actually using it. So far this year, only Thief and BF4 have shipped with Mantle support -- the former is a minimally regarded game, while the latter has been dogged by play issues that have nothing to do with AMD's API but have distracted from its quality. Three other games (Sniper Elite 3, Star Citizen, and Civilization: Beyond Earth) will include support for Mantle... Read more...
We've known for several days that EA would unveil a new chapter in the Battlefield universe at E3 2014, but the company has done more than that -- it also launched a surprise beta test for the upcoming Battlefield Hardline. The new game will be an urban cops-and-robbers shootout that drops players into the boots of either side in a more limited form of combat that's likely to focus on closer quarters and tighter objectives than the BF4 maps, some of which are sprawling affairs. The big surprise of E3 was that EA is launching a new closed beta program for PS4 and PC players that you can register for immediately. There are a limited number of slots available and getting in isn't guaranteed. EA... Read more...