This story was originally published on 04/22/2020
6:30am PDT until Apr 22, 2021 and last update 09/03/2021
6:52am PDT on Sep 3, 2021.
Industrial Toys is working with DICE to create the Battlefield mobile game. It will be a standalone game, and Electronic Arts has made it clear that this mobile interpretation will be very different from the base console and PC versions. Right now, we know the game is entering the testing phase according to today’s announcement, although the mobile version of Battlefield won’t be officially released until 2022, so there’s still a long way to go.
Details are still very light, so we don’t know much about the upcoming Battlefield mobile game, although EA has revealed some details. The company says that the game will provide a full skill-based experience of gaming on the go. We also know that the game is in testing ahead of its launch next year.
Unfortunately, EA, DICE, and Industrial Toys don’t have anything to show at the moment, which is common for mobile games, but still disappointing. Today’s mobile announcement obviously takes a back seat to the new console and PC game that was also announced today (for the upcoming holiday season), but it sure was nice to see at least some screenshots of the mobile title. More details will definitely be revealed as development progresses, so stay tuned, this story isn’t over yet.
Battlefield Mobile gameplay testing begins in the fall
The last time we heard about Electronic Art’s next mobile shooter was in April, and EA had nothing to show at the time despite announcing early testing. Well, it looks like the studio is planning a bigger round of limited game testing for Battlefield Mobile this fall. So the new Play Store listing is available, this pre-registration or downloads are not possible in the US. At least, there are five screenshots in the new Play Store menu and a description of the game, providing some information. A new FAQ is also available on the EA website.
Fans can look forward to new and old maps, as well as essential items such as gadgets and vehicles. Extensive environmental destruction will be presented and you can choose from four categories; Assault, attribution, ambulance and reconnaissance. The battles will be team-based, all in a first-person perspective. A range of game modes are to be expected, and online multiplayer is a foregone conclusion. We also know that Battlefield Mobile will be free, so it will offer in-app purchases, although the severity of that profit remains to be seen.
Tests will begin rolling out this fall, starting in Indonesia and the Philippines, and then roll out in other regions when EA is ready. If you want to throw your hat in the ring for access to any upcoming regional test, you’ll need to pre-register, which will likely be available through the Play Store listing in the regions that will offer the test. We’ve also learned that a persistent internet connection will be required to play and that EA will erase player data once the testing phase is complete.
So here it is. We got our first look at Battlefield Mobile, thanks to a few screenshots on the new Play Store listing. The game looks good, and since Industrial Toys handles development with a former business leader in the Halo franchise, one of Bungie’s founders, there’s a chance things can be well balanced despite the free design. This game is always online. Game. So Call of Duty: Mobile will likely soon have some fierce competition when Battlefield Mobile officially lands in 2022. So let’s hope EA doesn’t spoil that.
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