While it was previously announced that Battlefield Mobile would be launching next year, it now appears that the company is targeting some sort of soft launch right around the end of Summer 2021.
Speaking during the GamesBeat Summit 2021 livestream, EA’s Chief Studios Officer Laura Miele confirmed that Battlefield Mobile is soft launching this year.
Battlefield this year, we are going to release a mobile game for Battlefield. We’re really excited about it, the teams been working on it for years, Industry Toys out of Pasadena has been creating it and working on it for years and we’re just super excited to bring to soft launch for the end of the Summer. I think it’s going to add to the Battlefield experience, I think it’s going to be really meaningful for Battlefield players and it’s going to reach a lot more players around the globe for this brand. And that’s how we’re thinking about all of our of big blockbuster brands and franchises. Free to enter business models, premium components of the game, mobile components of the game, and just getting it in as many hands on as many platforms as possible.
For those a bit confused by what a soft launch is, it’s basically a very limited market release and likely in the form of a beta before the full launch. Laura didn’t explain any further in terms of scope of the soft launch for Battlefield Mobile, but seeing that she mentioned by the end of Summer we are likely to hear more details very soon.
This, and Battlefield 2021 are set to be shown off this year. Chances are we will see both of them right around, or before E3 2021.