Visceral Games VP and GM Steve Papoutsis has been rather busy answering questions from gamers anxious to know more about the studio’s upcoming cops vs. criminals shooter, Battlefield Hardline.
Among many subjects, Papoutsis dived into detail surround Hardline’s multiplayer maps and game modes. Here are a few of the things he talked about that we’ve organized into two different sections.
@absol_89: Will there be night time maps, because the city environments are filled with streetlights, more map variety
Papooutsis: Yes, there will be a night time map. Lots of variety in multiplayer — maps and modes.
@Avj_24: will there be jets or a water based map?
Papoutsis: We have prop planes and water maps yes!
@That_Sony_FREAK: Will maps be more vehicle based like high tension or is it just that map.
Papoutsis: The game is about 50/50 vehicle/on foot focused.
@absol_89 Will there be a VIP escort mode, like a mobile version of hostage or vip scenario depending on atkrs/dfndrs
Papoutsis: We have our take on this type of mode which fits in with the cops and criminals fantasy of Hardline.
@alainshihime: will the classic battlefield modes be available such as rush and conquest?
Papoutsis: We have two classic modes returning including Turf War, our take on Conquest, more to come soon.
@dcowboys4life24: is there going to be a game mode like conquest or one with the same name.
Papoutsis: In Hardline we call it Turf War and we’ve added some twists that we’ll be talking about soon.
@blairimus: will we be seeing varied objectives depending on the map for the heist game mode ie. bank vault, safes etc
Papoutsis: Yes, Heist will be themed to the specific map you’re playing on.
@JackyRecker: Will there be 64 player servers? How big are the other maps as compared to the beta map?
Papoutsis: We will have 64 player maps. Map sizes vary, we have larger maps than High Tension, and smaller. Good variety to mix things up.
@WilmarLuna: How is the hotwire game mode going to work? Are we going to see anything like the upcoming Rainbow6 game?
Papoutsis: Hotwire is looking promising. We’re having a blast with it. We have some competitive modes we’ll be showing soon.
@DANNYonPC: How will the eSport support be?
Papoutsis: We’re doing a couple new things with eSports. More info soon. How much support will partly depend on demand.
What are your thoughts on Papoutsis’ answers so far? Anything caught your eye?