'High-end' Battlefield mobile game in the works

By Steve Watts, Oct 21, 2013 12:15pm PDT

A high-end Battlefield game for mobile devices is in the works, according to EA Studios president Frank Gibeau. The news should be unsurprising, given how DICE has been working on a mobile version of its Frostbite engine.

"We are working on a mobile game of Battlefield that will be high-end and high-performance," Gibeau told the New York Times. "It's our bet that we can successfully pull that off. But 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 went on to assert that the audience will get behind a game as long as it's done well. "Does someone pick up a mobile phone and say, 'I'm just not interested in a war fantasy'? They are interested. So how do we create a war fantasy where it's a multiplayer destructible environment and it feels great? It's totally possible."

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