The "Battlefield Hardline" release date has been announced for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms. According to a report from MP1st on June 5, Electronic Arts confirmed that the first-person shooting title will be coming out on Oct. 21. The date was mentioned at the end of a video that was leaked. After taken down the trailer, the publisher eventually re-uploaded the video.
This isn't the first time that a leak has occurred for "Battlefield Hardline." The game was ousted through another video that showed an internal look at an older build. As a result, Electronic Arts may have been forced to announce the project in advance. The company was apparently preparing to show off the video game during next week's E3 2014.
Even with the leak of "Battlefield Hardline," Electronic Arts still have plenty of announced and unannounced titles for the gaming convention. The publisher should show more of "Dragon Age Inquisition," "Mirror's Edge 2" and "Star Wars Battlefront." The tentatively-titled "Mass Effect 4" may end up being a part of the event as well.
Electronic Arts will be holding a press conference on June 9, before the start of E3 2014. The publisher will most likely show off "Battlefield Hardline" at Sony Computer Entertainment's media briefing as well as many attendees are apparently receiving codes for the game's multiplayer beta. The publisher previously teamed up with Microsoft Studios with the launch of "Battlefield 4."
"Battlefield Hardline" is coming out several weeks before the release of "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare." Although the "Battlefield" franchise is popular, it pales in comparison to the "Call of Duty" brand. As a result, it appears that Electronic Arts decided not to compete directly against Activision by launching the first-person shooter on the same day. An artwork of "Battlefield Hardline" is located near the top side of this article (courtesy of the official "Battlefield" Twitter page).