Following numerous leaks, publisher Electronic Arts has official confirmed that Battlefield Hardline will be shown at E3 2014.
The confirmation comes in the form of a teaser website, which promises more information at EA's E3 2014 press conference on June 9.
In an official statement it's confirmed that Dead Space studio Visceral Games will develop the title, which is expected this Fall, or Spring in Australia.
Hardline will be set against the backdrop of "the war on crime and the battle between cops and criminals." In the same statement, Visceral Games VP Steve Papoutsis says the studio is "adding new twists and turns to the foundation of Battlefield multiplayer."
The statement reads:
On behalf of everyone at EA and Visceral Games, I'm fired up to confirm our next project - Battlefield Hardline. The game launches this fall and it's a brand new series in the Battlefield franchise, set against the backdrop of a genre we all love - the war on crime and the battle between cops and criminals.
Several years ago, I was at an internal EA meeting in Barcelona with creative leaders from across the company. It was there I met Karl Magnus Troedsson, the GM of DICE, for the first time, and we immediately began talking about games - I've always loved Battlefield and KM was a huge fan of Dead Space, which I was working on at the time. We started talking about different ways we could work together, different ways we could take Battlefield and action games in a new direction. It was then that this project that became Battlefield Hardline was born.
There's been a lot of buzz today about Battlefield Hardline - we're getting ready for E3 and fans found some details on our website about what we're working on for the show. We've been reading all of your comments and we're excited to be going into more detail soon on the ways we're adding new twists and turns to the foundation of Battlefield multiplayer and more about how we're bringing our strengths at Visceral to single player.
I hope you'll join us for the official world premiere on June 9 at Noon PDT, and sign up for updates on the new game at our web site www.battlefield.com/hardline.
Details on the game leaked overnight via details gleaned from EA websites. Many details were listed which have yet to be confirmed by EA or Visceral Games, including classes, loadouts, game modes, vehicles and more.
Meanwhile, the leaked details suggested a release for both last and next-gen consoles as well as PC, though platforms have not been confirmed officially.