Cessation of development and end of Battlefield Mobile
The end of Apex Legends Mobile shook the Android and iOS gaming community this morning, but it’s not the only title EA has abandoned. The Battlefield Mobile closing, which was in beta in some regions, has also just been announced. We tell you everything about this new title sacrificed for the carnage at the start of 2023.
A Quieter Shutdown Than Apex Legends Mobile
With more than 500,000 downloads on the stores, EA’s FPS and realistic war simulation seemed well launched in its beta. However, the end draws near and Battlefield mobile will soon be inaccessible for all players. If Apex was entitled to a detailed post on the end of its development, but this is not the case for BF.
These decisions to stop development and choose the Battlefield Mobile closing date follow the direction announced upon receipt of EA’s financial results. The Android and iOS mobile is not the only one to suffer. But we still lose two highly anticipated games. On other media, Star Wars: Jedi Survivor has simply been pushed back.
Like Apex, before its closing date, Battlefield Mobile operated independently from the PC and console titles of the license. It even had exclusive content.
Battlefield Mobile closing date and explanation
Far from being as clear as the end of Apex Legends Mobile, Battlefield Mobile’s closure barely got a few words on a shared announcement post. EA isn’t really transparent about its decision to stop development of the game.
The post simply states the following information:
- The industry has changed a lot over the past year. (I think we’re talking about AAA’s obsession with blockchain and the metaverse without any interesting idea behind).
- With the development of the game, the strategy of create an ecosystem (emphasis on “economic”) connected for the Battlefield franchise took shape but ended up requiring a significant change in direction.
- Therefore, EA prefers to announce the closing battlefield mobile in the current beta state. Instead, they choose to focus on the overall future of the license to meet “player expectations”.
What will be the continuation of the Battlefield license on Android and iOS?
The developers are still working on Battlefield 2042. At the same time, they want to continue exploring the “huge potential” connected experiences in the Battlefield Mobile universe. These experiences are currently in pre-production for future global launch. EA’s plans are far from clear. Moreover, we do not know what will happen to Industrial Toys, the studio that led the development of the game before the end of Battlefield Mobile.
Like Ubisoft, EA wants to position itself as quickly as possible on trending topics. So rather than adapting its existing Battlefield Mobile title, the publisher prefers to start on a sound basis. This healthy base may result in a much less healthy economic model, despite potentially interesting connected experiences). Say your goodbyes before the end: the closing date of battlefield mobile is outdated and the beta becomes inaccessible.