Electronic Arts is ending development on both Apex Legends Mobile and Battlefield Mobile. It is shuttering Battlefield Mobile developer Industrial Toys as well.
This news was part of EA’s Fiscal Year 2023 Q3 financial results released yesterday, in which the company revealed that it is also delaying Star Wars Jedi: Survivor to April and shutting down wrestling battle royale, Rumbleverse.
EA says it is ending Battlefield Mobile, which hadn’t been fully released yet (although many had played through betas), as part of a “pivot from the current direction to best deliver on our vision for the franchise and to meet the expectations of our players.” The company adds that it is hard at work evolving Battlefield 2042, which launched to disappointment from fans, and in “pre-production on our future Battlefield experiences at our studios across the globe.”
As for Apex Legends Mobile, EA says that despite the game’s strong start, “the ongoing experience was not going to meet the expectations” of its players.
“At Respawn, we aim to provide players with games that are consistently outstanding,” a statement from Respawn reads. “Following a strong start, the content pipeline for Apex Legends Mobile has begun to fall short of that bar for quality, quantity, and cadence. It is for this reason, after months of working with our development partner, that we have made the mutual decision to sunset our mobile game. Although disappointing, we are proud of the game we launched, are grateful for the support of the Apex Legends community, and are confident that this is the right decision for players.”
All real-world money, in-app purchases have been disabled and the game has been removed from webstores. From now until the game’s shutdown on May 1, players can spend their existing Syndicate Gold and continue playing the full game. EA says it will not be providing refunds for money spent on Apex Legends Mobile in its FAQ, which answers other questions you might have here.
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