Battlefield Mobile: Electronic Arts (EA), the firm responsible for renowned video game franchises such as FIFA, Need for Speed, The Sims, Battlefield, Medal of Honor, and others, has announced that it would close its doors.
EA has been hard at work on a standalone mobile version of its renowned Battlefield games, which it hopes to have ready by the end of the year 2022. This week, the publisher provided further information about the impending release.
In the autumn, Electronic Arts hope to begin beta testing Battlefield Mobile with a “series of smaller playtests” including gamers in Indonesia and the Philippines who own Android smartphones and tablets. According to the company’s community page, “as we continue with testing, we will increase the scale of these tests and include more locations.”
EA has said that there will be a limited amount of seats available for individuals who wish to beta test the mobile game, which means that even if you pre-register, you may not be guaranteed entry to the beta test.
DICE and Industrial Toys will collaborate on Battlefield Mobile. The developer has promised a whole new Battlefield game that will be playable on smartphones and tablets, and it will be developed from the ground up. As part of the initial announcement of the title back in April, EA stated that players should anticipate a “fully-featured, skill-based experience.”
In the words of the Battlefield Mobile page on the Google PlayStore, the game “features your favorite first-person shooter combat, outstanding team play, and genre-defining destruction.” According to the game’s official website, Battlefield veterans will be pleased to discover new maps and modes in the game. Also included is the ability to construct a variety of “game-changing devices and realistic weaponry” for use in the game.
The Battlefield Mobile test will initially only include the Grand Bazaar map and the single conquest game mode, but this will be expanded over time. A representative from Electronic Arts stated that further information concerning maps and game types will be released closer to the game’s official launch, which is yet unclear. Although they did not confirm it, they did state that Battlefield Mobile will not support cross-play because it is being “developed exclusively for mobile.”
Battlefield Mobile will not support cross-platform play between the console and PC versions, in case you were wondering. Due to the fact that the game is designed for mobile devices, it will not be compatible with its console and PC equivalents.
The beta Android test will be available only to those who have been invited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to play, you’ll need an Internet connection, and the game will be free to download and play with in-game purchases for Battle Passes and cosmetics. In order to participate in the beta, devices must be running at least Android 7, with EA stating that the game is being optimized to function well on a variety of devices.