Following some of the slight confusion surrounding the teams involved in Battlefield Hardline‘s production, Visceral general manager Steve Papoutsis confirms exactly who is developing what in EA’s recently unveiled Fall shooter.
Earlier reports suggested Battlefield 4 developer DICE was leading multiplayer production on Hardline, while Dead Space developer Visceral Games was pinned as the lead on the game’s single player experience.
As Patpoutsis has cleared up in a recent tweet, Visceral is, in fact, leading the development process for both Hardline’s multiplayer and single player, but not without some assistance from DICE and their expertise with the franchise.
@ShadowgateKDA Visceral is leading the development of Hardline on both SP and MP, with collaboration from DICE.
— Steve Papoutsis (@leveluptime) May 30, 2014
This will be the first time that the entire multiplayer component of a shooter carrying the name “Battlefield” will not ship as the direct product of DICE’s work, though their influence will likely show. The news isn’t too surprising either, considering the amount of work DICE currently has cut out for them, including Star Wars: Battlefront and Mirror’s Edge 2.
Battlefield Hardline is scheduled to launch this Fall on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC with the first official details to come during EA’s media briefing on June 9 at E3 2014.
You can read up on some of the first leaked details of the Cops vs. Criminals-themed shooter right here.