Mon, Oct 21, 2013 | 17:01 BST
EA is working on a Battlefield game for mobile platforms
Electronic Arts is working on “high-end” Battlefield game to be released for mobile platforms, according to EA’s recently-appointed head of mobile development, Frank Gibeau.
In an interview with The New York Times Bits blog, Gibeau answered the question of whether Battlefield will be a valid option for small screens.
He answered, “You can play Battlefield on a tablet in commander mode. We are working on a mobile game of Battlefield that will be high-end and high-performance. It’s our bet that we can successfully pull that off.
“We’re embarking on something no one has ever done before — to get these games to inter-operate between platforms. Will it work? It already has in some cases. Will it work for all franchises? Not all franchises will make the transition. Battlefield might be a little harder,” he added.
The only Battlefield game that was ever released on mobiles was an iOS only affair, released back in 2011. It coincided with the release of Battlefield: Bad Company 2. It would be a safe bet to suggest that the new game will be running on DICE’s Frostbite Go engine.
Would you play a Battlefield game on an iPhone?