Earlier this week, EA shared new particulars about what’s in retailer for its blockbuster shooter franchise, Battlefield. We knew we had been getting a full-fledged new installment for consoles and PC however the writer shocked us by asserting a brand new Battlefield cellular recreation.
In growth at Industrial Toys, the Battlefield cellular recreation is predicted to launch in 2022. And whereas it’s a “fully totally different” and standalone recreation from the one being made for PC and console, it’s nonetheless stated to supply that very same Battlefield all-out warfare expertise.
Particulars had been restricted, however we all know that it’s being constructed from the bottom up as a “Battlefield-on-the-go” expertise. However what does that imply precisely and may it actually be a Battlefield recreation on smartphones and tablets?
Battlefield is thought for enormous warfare experiences. This normally contains extremely destructible environments, autos, and enormous participant counts. Can this be achieved on cellular units or will Industrial Toys need to reduce a few of the franchise’s signature mechanics?
Industrial Toys is finest identified for Midnight Star and Midnight Star Renegade, two cellular first-person shooters that provide “excessive manufacturing worth” and “intense motion experiences.” I’ve by no means performed both one however they each have middling evaluations on Metacritic. It’s price mentioning that Midnight Star Renegate is a rails shooter which, clearly, Battlefield is not going to be. The sport was praised for its quick, action-packed gameplay, nevertheless, so it’s clear that Industrial Toys is aware of the way to make a blockbuster shooter.
That stated, there are some excessive expectations related to the Battlefield franchise. The group is passionate and gained’t accept something lower than the core Battlefield expertise.
Even past the dimensions of Battlefield’s warfare, the gameplay has a sure expectation. It must be balanced and crisp with minimal lag. Can Industrial Toys obtain this?
Cell units have made large strides in relation to gaming units. By no means do I believe Battlefield on cellular can compete with Battlefield on PC. However, if we will get a recreation that at the least feels true to the core Battlefield expertise, I believe it may very well be fulfilling.