Video game developer Visceral Games, publisher Electronic Arts and Sony are announcing that their newly unveiled Battlefield Hardline is now offered in beta form on the PlayStation 4 home console, which means that fans of the series should move fast to occupy one of the limited number of spots that are open.
The official announcement on the PlayStation Blog states, “Battlefield 4 owners on PlayStation 4 can simply turn on their console, highlight their copy of BF4 and then click on the Live Tile to download the Battlefield Hardline beta and play in its 1080p 60FPS glory. Beta slots are limited, so act fast.”
Even those who do not own Battlefield 4 can sign up at the official site in order to get a chance to test the new shooter in the franchise, although it seems that the number of slots offered to gamers who enter this way is even smaller.
Neither Electronic Arts nor Sony is ready to say how many gamers will be able to take part in the multiplayer beta for Battlefield Hardline.
The two companies add, “Battlefield Hardline puts players right in the middle of the war on crime in the gritty and glamorous streets of Los Angeles and Miami, allowing fans to live out their fantasy of being a cop or a criminal. Introducing a new arsenal of guns and gadgets, including stun guns, zip lines, and grappling hooks, players take on a bold new level of strategy as both cops and criminals on every map.”
At the moment, it is unclear what kind of game modes will be offered in the beta version of Battlefield Hardline that will run on the PlayStation 4 and how many maps will be included.
Gamers will be encouraged to offer their feedback to the development team at Visceral Games in order to make sure that the final game delivers the quality that the community is expecting.
The new Hardline is designed to take the franchise away from its core military theme in order to explore the never ending conflict between the law enforcement agencies and the criminal cartels that focus on drugs.
The developers are saying that the title will include interesting twists to both the single player and the multiplayer modes, with new weapons, vehicles and items to use.
Battlefield Hardline will be out on October 21 on the PC, the PlayStation 4, the PS3, the Xbox One and the older 360.