With so much information being leaked about the new Battlefield Hardline over the last couple of weeks, it wasn’t surprising that EA had several trailers and gameplay videos to show us in an attempt to keep ahead of the curve. In an unusual move however, EA surprised audiences by announcing a closed beta for Battlefield Hardline, open to PS4 and PC players.
Fans can sign up now for a chance to participate in the beta by visiting the Battlefield Hardline website. Although the first round of spaces for the beta quickly went as players watching the E3 streams flooded over to the Battlefield site, EA has since opened the beta up to more people, allowing more players to test out the game and for the company to stress test the servers.
This was seen as an unusual move for the company, as traditionally betas for Battlefield occur several weeks prior to release. Perhaps due to the problems with Battlefield 4, EA wants to be better prepared allowing the Visceral team an extra four months before the games launch.
“We’ve still got a lot to do over the next few months, but your feedback at this early stage is key”, explained EA during its E3 press conference.
Battlefield Hardline is now available to pre-order, unfortunately with no bonus add-ons as of yet, and is set to release in North America on October 21st and in the UK on October 24th.