“Make no mistake, this is a standalone game,” Gabrielson writes. “A completely different game from the one we’re making for console and PC, designed specifically for the mobile platform.” He says this will be a “fully-fledged, skill-based” game that is now entering a testing period.
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Hallmarks of a Battlefield game include highly destructible environments, massive player counts, and vehicles so here’s hoping these elements make the jump to this mobile Battlefield.
As for the next-gen Battlefield game, Gabrielson offered a small update. The upcoming game is in development at DICE with help from Criterion and DICE LA to help create this “shared vision for the game.” A tech team in Gothenburg is also improving the underlying technology for the game.
“We’re in daily playtesting mode right now: polishing, balancing, and making the best possible Battlefield game we can,” Gabrielson writes. “I can tell you it is a bold step. It has everything we love about Battlefield – and takes all of it to the next level. Epic scale. All-out military warfare. Crazy, unexpected moments. Game-changing destruction. Massive battles, packed with more players and mayhem than ever before. All brought to life with the power of next-gen consoles and PCs.”
Battlefield has typically been an annual franchise for EA, but following Battlefield 5 DICE took the series back to the drawing board and announced it would take an extra year before releasing the next Battlefield game. It is currently set to be released in the fiscal year 2022, which is between April 2021 and March 2022.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor.