Tea Party References Scrubbed from ‘Battlefield Hardline’ After Breitbart Report

Visceral Games/Electronic Art
Visceral Games/Electronic Art
Visceral Games/Electronic Art

by Noah Dulis

Last year, Breitbart News reported that preview footage of EA’s then-unreleased first-person shooter Battlefield Hardline contained content that conflated the Tea Party movement with a group of racist survivalist enemies.

However, with the release of Battlefield Hardline this month, it appears that all imagery and dialogue referencing the Tea Party has been removed from the final version of the game following our initial report.

In the alpha footage of the game’s single-player campaign shown at the Gamescom trade show in August of 2014, a play through of a level which pitted the player character against a number of racist, extremist militia members contained imagery and dialogue that suggested the enemies were related to the Tea Party movement.

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