EA’s a sucker for money, and they see a lot of money on iOS and Android. To that end, they are working on making a high end Battlefield game for smartphones and tablets, revealed Frank Gibeau in an interview with the New York Times where he talked about the future of gaming, and a post console gaming landscape and how EA planned on making the transition.
“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. 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 said.
It will be interesting to see how DICE manages to evolve Battlefield’s highly refined shooter gameplay to mobile platforms, that are all primarily touch screen based.
Battlefield 4 launches later this year for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.