by Murray Lewis
Battlefield Hardline multiplayer is expected to function at launch
In an interview about Battlefield Hardline with Game Revolution, Visceral Games' Ian Milham (creative director) wanted to make one thing clear: the game will work.
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.
After the myriad problems Battlefield 4 ran into on launch, it's hardly surprising that they want to firmly address this issue. Publisher EA, too, have reportedly been cracking down on server reliability at high-profile launches, after a series of outages - including BF4, SimCity, Madden NFL 15, and FIFA 15 - caused considerable ill will.
With any luck, players will have a problem-free experience when the game launches next year, but you might want to keep your fingers crossed.