Respawn’s Apex Legends Mobile isn’t the only shooter designed for iOS and Android devices that has been shut down by Electronic Arts. According to VentureBeat, the American publisher has also shut down the Battlefield Mobile project, which made its soft launch debut in November.
According to the report, Electronic Arts not only decided to abandon Battlefield Mobile, but also disbanded the development team that had been working on the free-to-play military shooter. We are talking about Industrial Toys, a studio led by Bungie founder Alex Seropian, acquired by Electronic Arts in 2018. Previously, Industrial Toys worked on the Midnight Star series, also aimed at the mobile market.
Regarding the closure, Electronic Arts stated:
“As the industry has evolved and our strategy to build a strong Battlefield ecosystem has evolved, we have decided to move away from our current direction in order to better fulfill our vision for the franchise and meet the expectations of players. We remain determined to unleash the great potential of Battlefield. We are working hard to develop Battlefield 2042 and prepare our future Battlefield games for production worldwide.”
As mentioned at the beginning, the shooter has yet to debut worldwide and has been limited to a soft launch in open beta in Asia.
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