#1 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4184 posts) -

We published an article time ago about Visceral Games and Battlefield. Apparently, Visceral Games could be working on a Battlefield game, aside the DICE ones. We got more info from this project published in Polygon:

Electronic Arts earlier this week let go of their contractors at the office and told full-time staffers they could either take compensation and leave or continue working in the office to support work on Visceral’s rumored police-themed Battlefield title, code-named Havana. Sources say Havana is due out later this year.

If we recap, we would have a new Battlefield game made by Visceral Games and this product would have a police theme. Havana would reach the shelves this year. More important than this is an indirect confirmed fact: Battlefield could annualize with this release (everything points out in that direction). ..

vgleaks: Rumor: Visceral Games is working on a Battlefield game, police theme, due out this year

Polygon: Layoffs hit Ghost Games' UK office, unannounced NFS title mothballed

I imagine this, and I guess this could work out. It would give more time for Bad Company 3 to come out, and dear God, Battlefield 5 better not happen so soon. Battlefront, huh? So, this would be the concept album from the band Battlefield. Police tanks, shotguns, cityscape in say "Havana", and.. That's all I could think of, really. Travel across the world in different locations, police fighting other police, and robbers yea. Purdy Everglades location maybe, historic landmarks, would be good alright locations I guess, etc.

The only thing I could think of is like: nine Crown Victorias doing donuts in a giant parking lot, doing drive-bys, and mustaches as far as the eye can see. You down, or what?

And for fuck sake, release on LESS fucking platforms..

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#2 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1817 posts) -

Yknow a full on game about Cops and Robbers could work

#3 Posted by EuanDewar (4873 posts) -

That actually sounds pretty interesting to me.

#4 Posted by PandaBear (1344 posts) -

When it turns out to be a police game built on the Frostbite engine and not a police themed Battlefield game can we all agree to not be surprised?

Also, go back about a year on that VGLeaks.com website and read the fucking bullshit they report on, most of it is press releases with the word "LEAKED!!" at the front or lies like Fallout 4 will be shown at E3 2013.

#5 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3788 posts) -

Oh police battlefields, makes sense.

#6 Posted by crithon (3111 posts) -

hmmmm well this isn't that bad of an idea.

#7 Posted by JayEH (521 posts) -

Urban Battlefield. Guaranteed title.

#8 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3788 posts) -

Battlefield: Modern Police

"THE WAR COMES HOME"

Holiday 2014

#9 Posted by NMC2008 (1237 posts) -

I was hoping for a Cops type game. Is this a Cops type game? Hell I would even take a Reno 911 game at this point.

#10 Posted by fisk0 (3975 posts) -

I want Battlefield Cops 2142. 64 player G-Police!

#11 Posted by KittyVonDoom (445 posts) -

An open world game where you play as a cop who kills everything and refills health with donuts.

Oh wait, this isn't a Rockstar game.

#12 Posted by Hayt (276 posts) -

I like the idea but I get the feeling that shooting police with bf4 level graphics might upset the ratings board

#13 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3176 posts) -

sure, I'm in.

@fisk0 said:

I want Battlefield Cops 2142. 64 player G-Police!

don't make jokes like that :(

#14 Posted by themangalist (1731 posts) -

If it's a cop game it wouldn't be 64 players. If it's not a 64 player game it wouldn't be battlefield.

#15 Posted by believer258 (11771 posts) -

I don't think that a game about police could have the same scale that Battlefield is known for.

Also, I'd rather see Visceral do something more interesting. Not another Dead Space, but they clearly have a lot of talent.

#16 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2355 posts) -

They should get the guy who wrote NFS: Rivals. He's way into cops and stuff.

#17 Posted by TheStandardToaster (119 posts) -

What exactly does "police themed" mean? I imagine that would mean a different campaign structure but I don;t know what that would do to the multiplayer. Since battlefield 4's multiplayer contains loads of vehicles with intense combat and a ton of destruction, I can't imagine, as a policeman, you would be allowed to do that (unless the NFS Rivals writers are in on this game)....

#18 Posted by Archer88 (131 posts) -

You know, some SWAT 4 style multiplayer in the Frostbite engine would be pretty cool...

#19 Posted by BisonHero (6391 posts) -

The problem is police are never on anything like an open battlefield of any sort. Cops and SWAT team members can obviously use their discretion to use lethal force, but the average engagement that any police force gets in usually isn't going to involve a lot of numbers, and they're going to have to invent a really contrived reason that you can just shoot everybody on sight.

Except in Payday 2, where on the harder difficulties you seem to kill literally hundreds of armoured cops who don't really make an attempt to negotiate with you.

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#20 Posted by Hailinel (24255 posts) -

I don't think that a game about police could have the same scale that Battlefield is known for.

Also, I'd rather see Visceral do something more interesting. Not another Dead Space, but they clearly have a lot of talent.

I really do wonder what they'll do next. Dead Space has run its course and their other attempt at a new IP, Dante's Inferno, fell flat.

#21 Edited by falserelic (5394 posts) -

Cops vs gang members would be a cool mode. Full scale battle in the hood and suburban cities.

#22 Posted by TheHT (11080 posts) -

Yeah, they should make it futurecops. Cyberpunk Battlefield focused on cops and criminals? Sign me the fuck up.

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#23 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

So it's a big budget competitive Payday of sorts, with a police themed (coop?) campaign? Might EA have rehired Andrew Goldfarb, who went to work on Payday 2 after being a producer on Battlefield 3? Also makes me think of this... (and Heat, of course).

They'll have to match Ubisoft's Snowdrop engine in terms of shooting out windows, because that shit looks tight. Also - I guess this won't be 64 players, and there won't be any military grade lock-on rocketlaunchers (or any jets to shoot them at). I'm not particularly partial to jet gameplay anyways. It's definitely going to be interesting.

#24 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4184 posts) -

Cops vs gang members would be a cool mode. Full scale battle in the hood and suburban cities.

I could see police helicopters being used. Searchlights, tracking, thermal vision, a ditch, snipers outside the fire-escape. flannel and white A-shirts, and cliqua cutscene. This could be a Giant Bomb of a game. :P

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#25 Edited by BaneFireLord (2918 posts) -

Battlefield: Mega City One. Heard it here first.

#26 Posted by jakob187 (21662 posts) -

This sounds literally fucking stupid.

#27 Edited by GreggD (4486 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

This sounds literally fucking stupid.

Stubborn ignorance of the sexual variety. Wat.

#28 Edited by Hunter5024 (5598 posts) -

If the word Battlefield weren't associated with this news then I would be really excited.

#29 Edited by Snail (8593 posts) -

I'm in.

Make it set in 80s L.A. and I'm way in.

It could very well suck though.

#30 Posted by Peakborn (64 posts) -

This sounds like a hella convoluted idea if I ever heard one. It needs to be a Robocop licensed game or Predator 2 before the Predator turns up, a city under martial law but even then I'd expect the military to be called in at that point.

As much as I've wanted a more authentic Police game this seems nuts. They are rumours though, it might as well be recreating the scene at the end of Monty Python's a Holy Grail where the police go up against a medieval army.

Actually make it that. I want that.

#31 Edited by DonPixel (2585 posts) -

As an Arma 3 Alti's Life mod player I approve of this.

#32 Edited by DonPixel (2585 posts) -

@peakborn said:

This sounds like a hella convoluted idea if I ever heard one. It needs to be a Robocop licensed game or Predator 2 before the Predator turns up, a city under martial law but even then I'd expect the military to be called in at that point.

As much as I've wanted a more authentic Police game this seems nuts. They are rumours though, it might as well be recreating the scene at the end of Monty Python's a Holy Grail where the police go up against a medieval army.

Actually make it that. I want that.

I like the sound of it, I sure hope is not just a re-skinned Battlefield thou, that would be lamesauce.

#33 Posted by pyrodactyl (1961 posts) -

Lol bad company 3. They'll make battlefield 5 for 2015 or early 2016 and you can forget about BC3. It's not gonna happen

#34 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2272 posts) -

By the time Battlefield 4 is finally fully patched and bug free, a new one will come out. That's complete fucking bullshit, if it's not connection issues then all the sound except for music is gone or the hud is completely missing.

That out of my system, a Cops and Robbers FPS could be fun.