You may have seen advertisements of an iOS version of Battlelog on Battlelog’s website for many months now. Despite this, we never got word on when or if we’d ever see Battlelog released on Apple’s iOS platform. To everyone’s surprise, EA has now released the Battleog app for the iPhone. The free app lets users check their stats, notifications, and friend lists.
A few days after EA pulled the mobile version of BF3 — Battlefield 3 Aftershock — due to quality issues and user complaints, they’ve now announced that the game won’t be returning to the iOS App Store. EA released a statement, saying:
“In the interest of bringing consumers only the highest level of quality mobile entertainment, EA Mobile has decided to suspend development and support of Battlefield 3: Aftershock and refocus its resources on other titles.”
According to the statement, Aftershock multiplayer servers will remain online until March 31, where after the game will be taken offline. RIP, Battlefield 3: Aftershock. We hardly knew you.
After an onslaught of bad reviews and feedback from gamers, EA has pulled the mobile Battlefield 3 game, Battlefield 3: Aftershock, from Apple’s iOS App Store. The game was released earlier this month and sponsored by the upcoming movie Act of Valor, but EA has now decided to pull the game due to quality issues. EA said in a satement:
“…we have decided to remove Battlefield 3: Aftershock from the App Store and are currently re-evaluating the app in response to the consumer feedback we’ve received.”
No word on when or if the game will return to the App Store. Have you played Battlefield 3: Aftershock? What are (or, were) your thoughts on it?
The iPad and mobile version of Battlefield 3 will be called Aftershock, and the first screenshots of the game have emerged from GamesCom. While the visuals of course pale in comparison with what we’ve seen on the PC version, just remember that it’s made for a tablets and phones. Ten years ago, the most advanced PCs probably couldn’t push graphics like that. Like the previous mobile Battlefield game, Aftershock will support multiplayer as well.
GamesCom will be kicking off very soon, and EA has released a list of games they’ll be showcasing, which of course includes Battlefield 3 — they got a real jet for that purpose. But EA, more specifically, EA Mobile, will be showcasing the mobile version of the game. Called Battlefield 3: Aftershock, the mobile version, which will be available on Apple’s iOS based devices, will be shown behind closed doors at GamesCom to selected members of the press.
Back in May, EA officially revealed that a mobile version of Battlefield 3 will be released, and the following month, they confirmed that it was coming to iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad). We still don’t know anything about the mobile version and how it will look, but hopefully we’ll find out more at GamesCom. Battlefield 3 Aftershock is slated for release during the same time as the regular version, October 25, 2011.
We previously revealed that Battlefield 3 would have a mobile release, and now EA has teased a bunch of games which are slated for release on Apple’s iOS devices — iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Among them was Madden NFL, Need For Speed, and, Battlefield 3.
This wouldn’t be the first time a Battlefield found its way to a mobile device, as Bad Company 2 was released on the iPhone/iPod Touch last year. As for Battlefield 3, the release of a mobile version is scheduled to take place during the release window of the regular PC and console edition.