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.