Visceral Games have gone on record that they don’t expect to please military shooter fans with Battlefield Hardline.
You can read this statement from lead multiplayer designer Thad Sasser.
You’re never going to please everybody. We know this isn’t a military game, it needs to be its own distinct game from Battlefield 4. There needs to be a reason to play this versus a reason to play Battlefield 4.
We feel these are the right steps forward in creating our own identity for Hardline, and creating a slightly different experience from what Battlefield 4 has to offer. If it was just Battlefield 4 again, well you can already play Battlefield 4, but Hardline is going to give you a different experience, a faster-paced experience where it’s easier to get back into that battle more quickly.