Battlefield Hardline ("the war on crime, this time it's personal") is the new kid on EA's Battlefield block but that doesn't mean that Battlefied 4 will be relegated to the small bedroom and made to wear hand-me-downs. Not if you believe Dice.
Karl Magnus Troedsson, DICE VP & Group GM says today that, "I want to be sure you all understand that introducing Hardline in no way means we’re done working on Battlefield 4. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Visceral team is leading the development of Hardline, while the DICE team continues to drive BF4. We are committed to giving you the best BF4 experience possible." The he says something quite depressing...
"The games we develop are services..." and we thought they were, well, games. Let's let him elucidate.
"We focus on taking care of the games post launch, delivering new content to those of you who want it and always working hard to increase quality of play. We also continue to work hard to keep investing in areas where you tell us you see opportunities for improvements and new features. Yes, we’re very excited to partner with Visceral on the development of Battlefield Hardline, but ongoing work to refine and enhance BF4 remains a top priority."