Somewhere within the interview with The New York Times Bits blog, EA’s recently-appointed head of mobile development, Frank Gibeau decided to answer the question that touched on whether Battlefield will eventually be playable on smaller screens, saying, “You can play Battlefield on a tablet in commander mode. We are working on a mobile game of Battlefield that will be high-end and high-performance. It’s our bet that we can successfully pull that off. We’re embarking on something no one has ever done before — to get these games to inter-operate between platforms. Will it work? It already has in some cases. Will it work for all franchises? Not all franchises will make the transition. Battlefield might be a little harder.”
So far, we only know of a single Battlefield game on record that has ever hit the mobile platform, and that happened to be on iOS devices. This happened a couple of years ago, being released alongside Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Needless to say, we would like to think that we are not too far off the mark with the thought of the new game running on DICE’s Frostbite Go engine. Does the idea of playing a Battlefield game on a device with a smaller screen appeal to you?