Battlefield 4’s terrible launch is still on many gamers’ minds. EA and Dice’s rushed release led to the game being virtually unplayable on a few platforms, and what’s most alarming is that the game is still having problems today. Obviously, many people are worried that Battlefield: Hardline will share many of its forbears issues.
Speaking with GameRevolution, Battlefield: Hardline creative director Ian Milham assured fans that the game will not have similar troubles. According to Milham, he and his team have been working on the game for a very long time, and are aiming for a smooth launch.
“What you’re basically asking is, ‘Is you’re game going to work?’ and the answer is yes, it’s gonna work. We actually started on this more than a year before Battlefield 4 came out. 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 already had one very successful beta, we’re going to have another beta on every platform we ship on. We take shipping a working game pretty seriously. So, yes, the game will work.”
The first Battlefield: Hardline beta took place in June on PS4 and PC. The results led to Visceral Games delaying its release into 2015 so that they could add more features and further polish the game. A second beta is penciled in sometime between now and its release on all platforms. Only after the testing will it be ready for launch on PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.