EA executive Frank Gibeau shed light on the fact that his company is working on a mobile version of Battlefield. That revelation came about thanks to an interview today with the New York Times.
Gibeau was asked whether he thought that "Battlefield 4" could be enjoyed on a smaller screen. He responded by letting the cat out of the bag about a "high-end" mobile version of the game. The mobile version will apparently be a takeoff from the game's Commander mode.
Gibeau said that this new Battlefield is slated to be made available on both iOS and Android but he did not say when it might actually hit the market. The last time a game like this was released for mobile platforms was 2011's "Battlefield: Bad Company 2." That game was based on the console and PC game, but never really gained much in the way of popularity.
The executive did also let it be known that the mobile version of Battlefield would be running on the Frostbite Go engine. This is the mobile version of the mainline Frostbite engine is already being used for titles like "Need for Speed."
While the EA executive spent most of the interview talking about the new mobile game, he also took time out to explain his views on the console market. Gibeau believes that the demise of the console has been greatly exaggerated.
I kept hearing that console gaming is a dinosaur, headed to the tar pits," Gibeau said. Then the new consoles were announced, and people started saying, 'Can you get me one?'
"Battlefield 4" is due out on October 29 for current generation consoles and should be available at launch for the next gen devices.