What do you get when you cross one of the top first person shooter war games with organised crime set against the backdrop of LA? You get Battlefield Hardline. In what is bound to be a PTA worrying move, Battlefield Hardline steps off of your screens and into real life, with the launch of the Battlefield Hardline Live event. No longer confined to your console, you and some carefully selected co-conspirators, or friends, can enter a competition to actually take part in some daring staged crime with the chance of walking away with £10,000 at the end of it all.
You can enter Battlefield Hardline Live now, with a chance to win a spot for you and select few friends to pull of the perfect heist. You will lead your carefully chosen crew into a murky underworld where deceit and destruction are all in a day’s work. Can your crew get in, get the goods, and get out without being caught, to pull off the perfect crime? Its all for one and one for all here, with your crew going up against all the other entrants to lay claim to that £10,000. Here’s a little video EA released to give you a bit of a heads up.
Held at a secret central London location, those creative chaps at differencEngine will be hosting heistees from March 18th until the 25th for a week of criminal chicanery and shenanigans. The one hour long heats will be carefully orchestrated and are based upon the Battlefield Hardline’s game modes Heist, Blood Money and Rescue. Taking inspiration from their multiplayer maps Growhouse, The Block and Derailed. If you’ve been keeping up with development and taken part in the beta, these should mean a little something to you, otherwise maybe you should check it out first?
To save you a bit of time, here’s the low down. Battlefield Hardline is a new branch of the Battlefield franchise, taking a departure from the military warzone to take you into your own backyard (if you happen to live in LA) and pit the gangs against the cops, or other gangs. 7 different gameplay modes including heists, conquests, hotwire, rescue, blood money, crosshair and deathmatch. Single player as well as multi-player. Pretty cinematic. It looks to be a Payday style twist on what was a stagnating warzone franchise – only time will tell if the new look and gameplay modes will be the change-up it needs. We have a full review incoming, so keep your eyes peeled.
There have been other fully immersive video game events in the past that have been wonderfully successful as well as fun – I think we can all still remember the Bud Light commercial? Not to mention the Resistance 3 live action launch from a few years ago. Battlefield Hardline Live has a lot to live up to, but the difference here is that it is open to everyone and that £10,000 prize money is a pretty big deal!
Anyhow, do you really think you’ve got what it takes to be a stealthy and smart criminal, whilst commanding your very own gang of erstwhile thieves? If so, sign yourself up to Battlefield Hardline Live and get your heist on for real.
Average Joes and EA Inc do not actually endorse criminality!