The statement follows a rough launch for the last game game in the series, DICE's Battlefield 4, which suffered months of connectivity issues after its October 2013 arrival. That led to multiple law firms alleging that publisher EA issued "materially false and misleading statements" regarding Battlefield 4's playability. When a CEO like EA's Andrew Wilson publicly deems a game's launch as "unacceptable," questions about the next game's stability will certainly come up.
"We actually started on this more than a year before Battlefield 4 came out," Milham said. "We've been working with the DICE guys for a long time; some of our engineering work is actually in Battlefield 4 and things they've been doing since then. It's in pretty great shape now and all that work is gonna come into what we're doing."
Milham said that Visceral Games "already had one very successful beta," and that it plans to host another beta for every platform Battlefield Hardline ships on, those systems being PC, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360 and PS3. "We take shipping a working game pretty seriously. So, yes, the game will work," he added. Battlefield Hardline will launch in 2015 after being delayed back in July.