Electronic Arts has officially announced sign-ups for a closed beta of its latest Battlefield title, Battlefield Hardline, for Windows PC and PlayStation 4 gamers
Unveiled earlier this week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Battlefield Hardline shifts the perspective of the game away from the usual soldiers at war to a bloody game of cops and robbers. As well as what the company describes as a 'visceral' single-player experience, Battlefield Hardline is due to launch with the multiplayer features for which the series has become known - although hopefully with few of the bugs and issues that plagued the launch of its predecessor Battlefield 4.
The game is due to launch on the 21st of October, but gamers eager to try it out in advance can sign up for a closed beta programme now. The game is being made available for testing on Windows 7 and 8 PCs with a 64-bit operating system installed, and on Sony's latest PS4 console. Oddly, 32-bit Windows systems and those running Vista or older are being excluded, as are PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners - despite the game being due to launch on all four platforms later this year.
EA has indicated that places on the beta are strictly limited, but has not provided clues as to just how limited. If you're interested, you can try your luck by putting your name down on the official sign-up page