Game development is expensive. It's not a question of the tools costing too much; game engines like Unity and GameMaker Studio offer free versions, and paid versions aren't far out of reach. That's a recent development, though. When the last generation of game consoles (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii) ruled the roost, the Unreal Engine was both ubiquitous and costly. Its latest iteration, Unreal Engine 4, is widely used, but has taken a sideline to free offerings from the likes of Unity. The engine's maker, Epic Games, isn't sitting idly by and letting the competition take over, though: as of this morning, Unreal Engine 4 is free for all to use.
Hi, my name is Mike Glosecki and I am the gameplay systems producer for Battlefield hardline. I'm also a hard core PC gamer that builds his own systems and subscribes to the theory that the PC is by far the best gaming platform around. I wanted to take a few moments to give you my perspective on Battlefield Hardline and what makes it a great PC game.
What Makes Hardline a Great Battlefield PC Game?
Battlefield Hardline is being built on PC alongside the other platforms. We're doing what we can to take advantage of people's different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We're not just porting it over. Battlefield started on the PC with 1942 and we know we have a passionate fan base on this platform. Fans can expect the huge 64-player battles with that rock, paper, scissor gameplay that they have come to love in Hardline as well.