The newest multiplayer mode for Battlefield Hardline, Visceral Games’ cops versus robbers spin on the Battlefield franchise, takes players on high-speed car chases. Dubbed Hotwire, it’s a gameplay addition that’s new to the Battlefield series. And coming up with something new to do in Battlefield can be tough, creative director Ian Milham says, because the genre has been so thoroughly explored over the years.
Hotwire, he says, is at the “spiritual center” of Battlefield Hardline. It’s also the mode he believes might ultimately be the game’s most popular.
“If you’re making a cops and robbers Battlefield game, you want to get into some cool car chases,” Milham told Polygon. “We’ve been working on it for about two years now — this mode, among other things — because it was actually really hard to get right.”