Battlefield Mobile is no longer available as a free-to-play mobile version of EA & DICE’s multiplayer shooter. The game began beta testing in select areas in November 2022, but development has now ceased.
The announcement comes as part of EA’s third-quarter 2023 financial results, which also revealed that Apex Legends Mobile has been canceled and Star Wars: Jedi Survivor has been postponed.
Battlefield Mobile, like Apex Legends Mobile, was intended to run independently, with no cross-play or cross-progression with its PC and console equivalents, and to have its own unique cosmetics, battle pass seasons, and awards.
“As the industry changed and our strategy to create a deeply connected Battlefield ecosystem took shape, we chose to pivot from the current course to best deliver on our vision for the series and exceed fans’ expectations,” according to a statement on EA’s website.
“We remain tremendously committed to unleashing Battlefield’s enormous potential. We’re hard at work improving Battlefield 2042 and planning additional Battlefield experiences around the world.
It’s unclear what the termination of Battlefield Mobile implies for developer Industrial Toys, who led development on the project. In 2018, EA acquired the studio.
EA states unequivocally that it still has enormous intentions for Battlefield. In 2021, the publisher announced plans for a “connected Battlefield world” with many interconnected games, including a single-player campaign entry from a new company founded by Halo co-creator Marcus Letho.
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EA also announced that Vince Zampella, co-founder of Respawn Entertainment, would take over as franchise director in the future.
Battlefield 2042, the most recent installment in the series, was released in November 2021 to critical and player acclaim.
DICE has spent most of the last year working to improve Battlefield 2042, redesigning many of the game’s maps and even going so far as to reinstate the shooter’s old class system.