With less than a week until the launch of Battlefield Hardline, developer Visceral Games is likely more focused than ever. They know that after the tumultuous launch of Battlefield 4, the franchise’s appeal is waning, and as a result Hardline represents a huge gamble.
However, even though there’s likely a lot of pressure riding on Battlefield Hardline’s shoulders, this spin-off is not above having a sense of humor either. Some may consider Battlefield a super serious shooter, but as we’ve seen before (read: giant shark Easter Egg) there’s plenty of room to have fun.
So far, we’ve seen some really funny reload animations in Battlefield Hardline’s beta, but this latest Easter Egg is actually confirmed for the finished game. Yes, the game may not be available until the 17th, but EA Access members are already enjoying Battlefield Hardline and have discovered a drivable couch in the game. Yes, you read that right: Battlefield Hardline lets you drive a couch during multiplayer.
The Battlefield Hardline couch Easter Egg can be found on the Dustbowl map during the HotWire mode. As readers can see in the HUD, the vehicle is labeled American Dream, and can fit up to three occupants at a time.
Sure, those three teammates are plenty vulnerable while zipping around in their luxury recliner, but they certainly look funny doing it. What’s more, the lack of a chassis gives players a wider range of motion for taking out enemies. See, the couch does have its advantages.
Battlefield Hardline may focus on the U.S. drug war and feature intense military combat, but clearly Visceral wants to inject as much levity as they can. Perhaps they realize that packing Hardline with as many Easter Eggs as possible will help generate greater interest in the game, and therefore help push sales. We certainly paid attention once those reload animation GIFs surfaced.
That being said, there are still plenty fans wary of Battlefield Hardline if for no other reason than they’ve been burned by the franchise before. Sure, bringing a new developer onboard has the potential to inject new life into the series – as indicated by this couch Easter Egg – but it also puts even more uncertainty in the air. We’ll know where Battlefield Hardline falls on the spectrum very soon.
What do you think of these Battlefield Hardline Easter Eggs: do they break the immersion or are they a fun change of pace? Sound off in the comments.
Battlefield Hardline releases March 17, 2015 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
Source: Jack Frags