Preorders for Battlefield Hardline
are already being offered
and Origin as either a $59.99
or a $69.99
, with Origin showing a fall 2014 release and Amazon listing a
December 31, 2014 release date for the just-announced shooter sequel (thanks
). Just because they are selling the deluxe edition, however, doesn't
mean they are ready to reveal what you get for your extra ten dollars, as they
say: "Check back on June 9 at 1pm PDT for more information and videos from
Battlefield Hardline, including a more detailed description of the bonus content
included in the Digital Deluxe edition." There is also an update on
The Battlefield Blog
where DICE's Karl Magnus Troedsson promises continued
support for Battlefield 4
in light of development of the new
Let me tell you about a few ways we’re going to continue to improve
the BF4 experience.
Continued Support: There are dedicated BF4 teams in Stockholm,
Uppsala and LA that will continue to address any issues that might occur. But
more importantly will also look to make significant additions to the game.
Netcode Patch: We are also working on a major update to the
Battlefield 4 netcode.
Community Test Environment: We launched and are planning to expand
our Community Test Environment. You can see the CTE as our labs environment in
which we’ll continue testing out new additions, improvements etc. before we go
live with them. We’re expanding the CTE program to give more and more players
the chance to test new additions.
More Features: Other features rolled out recently such as Squad
Join, Rent-A-Server and Loadout Presets, many which have been directly requested
by you in the community. This trend will continue.
The games we develop are services. We focus on taking care of the games post
launch, delivering new content to those of you who want it and always working
hard to increase quality of play. We also continue to work hard to keep
investing in areas where you tell us you see opportunities for improvements and
new features. Yes, we’re very excited to partner with Visceral on the
development of Battlefield Hardline, but ongoing work to refine and enhance BF4
remains a top priority.