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EA is developing a mobile version of Battlefield

By , on October 22, 2013
Last modified 4 years, 7 months ago

Get ready to step back into the line of fire, military shooter fans: EA is currently is working on a mobile version of its Battlefield series.

During an interview with the New York Times, head of EA's mobile development Frank Gibeau revealed that his team is in the process of bringing the console shooter franchise to smartphones and tablets.

"We are working on a mobile game of Battlefield that will be high-end and high-performance," Gibeau said.

Having pointed out that Battlefield's Commander Mode also supports tablet-based play, Gibeau touched on another aspiration for the Battlefield series: cross-platform play.

"We're embarking on something no one has ever done before - to get these games to inter-operate between platforms," Gibeau continued.

Though the EA head is optimistic about the potential of cross-platform play, he acknowledged that implementing it in a game like Battlefield isn't an easy prospect.

"Not all franchises will make the transition," Gibeau observed. "Battlefield might be a little harder."


TheAspieFox 4 years, 7 months ago

But, Battlefield already released a game to the App Store in late 2010. So, this is ANOTHER game in the series.

Either way, I hope it doesn't go the way of the Freemium, and doesn't eat up too much space. I'm not a FPS guy for the most part, but I do enjoy shooting people once in a while. My only wonder is, if they get the cross-platform play down, if that will be the only way we can play the game (ie. You need an Xbox/PS3 to play).

DarkScience 4 years, 7 months ago

WOW, this is really promising guys - linking between platforms is certainly a big ask, magic if they pulled it off!

I wonder if these guys have the IOS7 controllers in their minds for this....