Speaking with Game Revolution, Visceral Games’ Ian Milham talked about Hardline’s launch, and if it would be a repeat of the problems seen when Battlefield 4 came out.
“What you’re basically asking is, ‘Is you’re game going to work?’ and the answer is yes, it’s gonna work. We actually started on this more than a year before Battlefield 4 came out. We’ve been working with the DICE guys for a long time; some of our engineering work is actually in Battlefield 4 and things they’ve been doing since then. It’s in pretty great shape now and all that work is gonna come into what we’re doing.
We already had one very successful beta, we’re going to have another beta on every platform we ship on. We take shipping a working game pretty seriously. So, yes, the game will work.”
Milham did say that he didn’t expect the launch to be flawless due to the game’s scale and the fact that it is launching on five platforms, but that Visceral is confident the game will be running without major problems at launch.
Initially meant to launch this year, Battlefield: Hardline was delayed until next year back in July. Since then, Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson has supported the delay, saying it was the “right decision.”