Prior to the excitement that swelled for what is shaping up to be Battlefield 2042, fans on a whim started to fuel the hype regarding the next Battlefield title back in early 2021. However, while developer DICE could not comment on what the next project is this past April, it did confirm that the next mainline installment will be followed by a mobile release as well sometime in 2022.
However, since the extended reveal of Battlefield 2042, there has yet to be a thorough briefing on the mobile game as of yet. The only major window DICE could use was back in July during EA Play Live which it revealed Battlefield Portal instead with its collaboration with Ripple Effect. But, the wait is over as now publisher Electronic Arts is pressing on the project directly.
Over on the EA Answers Forums, the firm laid out a thread of responses to major questions regarding Battlefield Mobile. First and foremost, testing for the game is to start as early as fall this year. However, the flight for Battlefield Mobile will only be activated for Indonesia and the Philippines.
The first of these begins Autumn 2021, and will only be available on Android devices. As we continue with testing, we’ll expand the size of these tests, add new regions. When we’re ready to go broader, we’ll launch a page that allows you to pre-register for the game and sign up for news about future play tests.
Additionally, the game was also went live over on the Google Play Store which shares some images of the game alongside an overview for the title as well. “Rally your squad and lead the charge! The Battlefield franchise has arrived on mobile with all your favorite FPS combat, superior teamplay, and genre-defining destruction you’ve come to expect from Battlefield, now more thrilling than ever.”
Elsewhere in the FAQ from Electronic Arts, the publisher confirms that the game will in fact be a free-to-play experience. Atop of that, it also solidifies that cross-play will not be enabled since it is intended solely for mobile users. Pressing forward on playtesting Battlefield Mobile also reveals progress for the game will not be transferred over to the finished product as well.
Previously, Electronic Arts pressed on matters regarding another mobile initiative, Apex Legends. While not directly providing more on the title, it did share it is aiming for a worldwide release sometime in 2022. You can read the full report by heading here.
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Battlefield Mobile is listed for Android.
Source: Electronic Arts