According to a tax report by Electronic Arts itself, Battlefield mobile can be released only in 2023. The report also shows that it will be the “beginning of launch”, indicating that the game for Android and iOS will be released first in some regions.
These were the words of Andrew Wilson, EA's Chairman and CEO:
Right now, I think we're looking at more testing at the end of May and then submitting them to the metrics and data that we've seen and the engagement that we've seen. We can look to the end of this year, beginning of next year for a global release.
We don't have cash in fiscal 23 right now against that title. So, if it was released in the year, that would be a positive potential for us. And we want to allow ourselves to make sure the game has all the soft launch and closed beta it needs to adjust and stay balanced. But after playing the game, I can say that I think we're excited about the potential.
Who is developing Battlefield Mobile?
Battlefield Mobile is being developed by EA's in-house studio, Industrial Toys.
For those who don't know, this studio has released some FPS exclusively on iOS, among them the Midnight Star franchise, which we've already talked about here and here. We also mentioned the game series in our first blog post. best shooting games for Android and iOS. Midnight Star Renegade even had a beta version for Android, but the game's release was cancelled.
Release only in 2023? Everything points to yes!
Right now, EA is more interested in the success of Apex Legends Mobile. The game made in partnership with Tencent's Lightspeed Studio is the most downloaded game of the week on Google Play, App Store and alternative stores like TapTap.
With such success, it is very likely that the company will delay the release of another game in order to support the attention for Apex. Anything goes not to tarnish the company's name at this point, especially after the disastrous launch of Battlefield 2042 on consoles.
It is also worth remembering that, unlike the game by Respawn and Lightspeed Studio, Battlefield Mobile had a disastrous beta test with visuals and gameplay far below expectations. We tested it and saw that it will take a lot of work to raise the quality.
But the perfectly justified wait to fix Battlefield Mobile issues can be disastrous in the long run. Other long-awaited shooting games like Valorant-Mobile e Call of Duty Warzone Mobile are also expected to arrive soon, leaving the mobile gamer even more confused about which game to play.
With information from GamingOnPhone.