EA shooter Battlefield: Hardline is going to work at launch – that’s the promise of Visceral Games’ creative director Ian Milham.
"What you’re basically asking is, ‘Is your game going to work?’ and the answer is yes, it’s gonna work,” he told Game Revolution. 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."
Milham conceded, of course, that for a game as large as Hardline that’s launching across five platforms, some hiccups are inevitable.
But the message is very much that the problems that plagued Battlefield 4 for months after its launch will not be repeated.