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Battlefield 2042 is reminiscent of Hardline – and that’s a good thing

Battlefield 2042 is reminiscent of Hardline – and that’s a good thing

Visceral Games’ Hardline was originally envisioned as a bridge between Battlefield 4 and the new era of Battlefield kickstarted by Battlefield 1, which sent the franchise in a more grounded direction. The departure from the saga’s tradition of military settings instantly pushed the bigger purists away, and despite EA and Visceral’s best efforts, the game opened semi-dead-on-arrival. 

Much was written about a single-player campaign that didn’t quite click together or a multiplayer component that tried to do too many things at once, yet a vocal minority of players stuck around and grew to love this “war on crime” take on the Battlefield property.