Battlefield has appeared on mobile devices twice in the past, each time with pretty disappointing results. Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3 both received mobile spin-offs, presumably at Electronic Arts' urging, and neither one favored very well. The Battlefield 3 mobile game was ultimately removed from the App Store completely due to its lack of anything worth playing at all.
It is important to note, now, that neither of these games was actually developed by DICE. As to how much involvement DICE had in the development process, that is something that is unclear to us. But we do know that both titles were outsourced to other developers.
According to a report on Kotaku, however, it looks like DICE may be expanding Battlefield's presence in the mobile gaming market. The studio appears to be looking to fill multiple positions, all geared towards mobile gaming, and one of which describes the mobile team as "a small team within a major franchise." It's clear that DICE isn't talking about Mirror's Edge here, so the only 'major franchise' that they have would be Battlefield.
DICE is also looking for a mobile developer to bring their in-house game engine, Frostbite, to mobile platforms. The Mobile Frostbite Engineer "will be part of a team focusing on bringing Frostbite to mobile platforms and work closely with game team customers and the Frostbite team to deliver an engine as great on mobile platforms as it is on traditional HD platforms."
With all of these job searches in progress, it sure looks like DICE has something up their sleeves in regards to mobile gaming. What do you think they're planning and, more importantly, what would you like for them to be planning?
Read the full report at the source link below.