EA brings the Battlefield series to mobile devices
Battlefield is one of the most popular first-person shooter franchises on PC and consoles, and now it’s coming to mobile devices. Today, on his official blog, IT announced the coming of two new Battlefield games, one of which is a mobile game.
EA says both games are currently in development. The mobile title is slated for release in 2022, so it won’t be available anytime soon. The announcement does not mention anything about a specific period of 2022. But it is likely that the release will not happen until at least the middle of the year.
The Battlefield mobile title is already in testing
EA may not have given a release date, but it does confirm that the game is already in the testing phase. These are internal play tests, but play tests take place nonetheless.
And with ongoing testing, even though it’s only internal, that means the game is at a stage of development where it’s somewhat playable. EA says it will be ready to share more details in the future. Suggesting that fans of the Battlefield series keep their eyes peeled for any updates.
The Battlefield mobile title is developed by DICE in collaboration with Industrial Toys. DICE is a longtime studio under EA and is the primary development studio behind the Battlefield series.
Industrial Toys, meanwhile, has two mobile games to its credit. Midnight Star and Midnight Star: Renegade. Both are shooting titles for iOS. Industrial Toys was also co-founded by Alex Seropian, who co-founded Bungie. Bungie is well known for its creation of the Halo series and its now very popular Destiny and Destiny 2 looter shooters.
That doesn’t necessarily mean the Battlefield mobile title will be good. But this is in good hands. And that bodes well for the game’s release.
It will be a standalone Battlefield game built from the ground up
The few details that have been shared so far look promising. GM of DICE Oskar Gabrielson says it will be a standalone title in the Battlefield series. It will therefore not be linked to the titles of the console and the PC beyond being from the same franchise.
It will also be “a completely different game from that created for these platforms.” Do whatever you want with it. Gabrielson also states that it is built from the ground up and will offer a full-fledged, skill-based experience.
This probably means that gamers can expect the experience to be similar to games like Call Of Duty: Mobile, PUBG MOBILE and Fortnite. All use a skill-based design through multiplayer PvP.