The leaked Battlefield Hardline, which isn't our news podcast, saw another leak, this time of straight gameplay from the beta (skip to the 4:00 minute mark).
Some guy alternates between first- and third-person views on a police motorcycle, crashing out of the police lot before going back in and snagging a loud cop car that they can't get out of the garage. There's some shooting at nothing and exploding vehicles before a joyride in a police helicopter.
The ascent shows off what looks to be an enormous map, city-wide map, but some warnings to return to the combat area saw our pilot parachuting back down to earth, before a second helicopter stint. The latter, mostly in first-person, looked especially cool weaving through skyscrapers.
You can also jack a tanker and beat things with a police baton, though it's hard to know just how all this will work out without the trappings the "cops and criminals" setup.
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