Much of the discussion so far surrounding Battlefield Hardline has been around the game’s multiplayer mode. It’s a Battlefield game, so that makes sense. But Hardline has a single-player mode, too, which developer Visceral Games talked a lot more about today.
Creative director Ian Milham answered questions about Hardline’s single-player mode today on Twitter. He touched on a variety of subjects, including the campaign’s overall length, inspirations, and lots more. Below is a roundup of some of his most interesting comments.
- There are ten episodes in the Hardline single-player campaign.
- Some of these episodes will be under an hour long, while some will be more than an hour.
- Visceral is considering adding more chapters later as DLC.
- Weapons unlocked in single-player don’t carry over to multiplayer, but some other “stuff” will.
- The decisions you make in the campaign won’t be specifically moral.
- You play as one character in the campaign, but you will get to see both sides of the conflict.
- Don’t expect many quicktime events.
- The campaign features Isaac Clarke/Dead Space Easter Eggs.
- The tone is inspired by the novels of Elmore Leonard, including works based on those novels such asJustified, Out of Sight, and Jackie Brown.
- Other inspirations include the works of film director Michael Mann, including Heat and Miami Vice.
- There will be references to previous Battlefield games in the campaign.
- The story itself is linear, but gameplay is more sandbox-style.