[The video has been removed presumably by Battelfield EA for obvious reasons]
A Youtube user by the name of Freddy Dancer has leaked what appears to be the first gameplay footage of the upcoming Battlefield Hardline beta. After a leaked trailer for the game surfaced a few days ago, it was only a matter of time before new footage appeared. Unfortunately for fans of the series, this video doesn’t actually show combat, as it is simply an empty server where Freddy shows off some of the weapons and vehicles that the beta will utilize.
Considering this is all we’ve got until E3, it will have to do.
If the past is any indication, this video will probably not remain active for long, so watch it while it’s hot.
Virtual reality, face-mounted game console, the Oculus Rift, will be appearing at the E3 expo in June. The breakout system, the only remaining breakout system after the recent and public failure of the Ouya and others indie consoles, has been making the rounds at other major gaming events.
It’s unlikely to compete with the next level systems but the curiosity influx of inspired development it has seen online suggests a place in the market for the Oculus. It won’t live in the mainstream, though the interest generated by hardcore gamers alone is promising.
The device is closer than ever to an actual retail release. The estimated price tag according to Forbes will be around $300.
The Oculus promises to deliver a new experience, unseen in home entertainment before. An immersive, unique, strapped to brain device it’s hard not to be excited about the possibilities. Home virtual reality is something that people were excited about in the 1990’s. The resurgence of the concept, especially in indie form, shows that the dream hasn’t died.
Graphically the Oculus isn’t pushing any boundaries and with rumours that Sony is getting ready to debut its own VR interface it may be in for some stiff competition.