The amount of leaks for “Battlefield Hardline” since Tuesday has been nothing short of astounding. An entire catalog of game modes, weapons, vehicles and other details leaked capped by a leaked trailer that gave away the story and more. Visceral Games Vice President Steve Papoutsis and Creative Director Ian Milham both commented on the leaked footage Wednesday.
“So yeah, that happened,” Papoutsis wrote on Twitter. “Not how we wanted to unveil Hardline, but all good. Didn't want to wait til E3 anyway, so let's talk about it.”
If the fact that the video referred to the game’s codename “Omaha” didn’t give it away, the video that leaked was an old build used for an internal demonstration by Visceral Games. “Video that’s out there was for an internal meeting. It’s 6 months old now and team has been cranking since then. See the real deal at E3,” he explained.
“Excited to see so much buzz for the old footage. Love it,” Papoutsis continued. “Can’t wait to show you how much further the team has taken things.”
He then teased fans by saying, “We're pouring everything we've got into this & stoked to share details on June 9 - maybe even a little more before then if you want it.”
So how big of a difference was the leaked internal video to what’s there today. Milham gave a hint when he said, “Looking at that leaked footage was like looking at an old prom pic. We're much better dressers now.” To prove his point, he included a #powderblue hashtag to put the horrible image in your head of embarrassing prom tuxedos from the 70s.
“Battlefield Hardline” is a cops and robbers spin on the “Battlefield” franchise and is being developed by Visceral Games who is best known for the “Dead Space” series. The game is expected to be released this fall for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.