Those are beloved games…
In May 2022, Apex Legends Mobile—a touchscreen-optimized mobile version of the game—was made available on Android and iOS. With the exception of the aforementioned mobile devices, the game enables cross-platform play.
The First-person shooter video game series called Battlefield was created by the Swedish firm EA DICE and is distributed by the American business Electronic Arts.
With the release of Battlefield 1942 for Microsoft Windows and OS X in 2002, the genre had its start. As of August 2012, more than 50 million people worldwide had played a Battlefield game.
The series has a special emphasis on expansive geographies, collaboration, and combined weapons battles. Online multiplayer is the primary emphasis of the PC games in the series.
It’s astonishing that this is occurring so quickly considering that Apex Legends Mobile launched on May 17 of last year and Battlefield Mobile just began its testing phase in November.
Battlefield Mobile can’t have been showing much promise, either, and Apex Mobile obviously didn’t have the impact that EA had anticipated it would.
Why would they discontinue?
According to a statement from EA, “We’ve made the strategic choice to discontinue production on Apex Legends Mobile and Battlefield Mobile.”
“Despite Apex Mobile’s promising beginning, the overall experience was not going to live up to our players’ expectations. We have decided to sunset the mobile game after working with our development partner for months. We continue to cherish the Apex universe and its gamers. Together, we’re going to discover this universe, its inhabitants, and their tales.
The statement continues, “We’ve also decided to halt development of the existing Battlefield mobile title.” We made the decision to change course from the existing course in order to best fulfill our vision for the brand and to satisfy the expectations of our players as the gaming industry has developed and our ambition to build a highly interconnected Battlefield ecosystem has taken shape. In order to realize Battlefield’s great potential, we stay steadfastly dedicated. In our offices throughout the world, we’re working assiduously on developing Battlefield 2042 and pre-producing our upcoming Battlefield experiences.
I’m not sure how gamers will respond to Battlefield 2042 replacing the Battlefield mobile game, but what can you do? But, as IGN writes, EA CEO Andrew Wilson said during an earnings call that the business might eventually revisit these projects and bring them back with a fresh approach, so they might not be lost forever.