Apex Legends was released to Ios and Android formats as recently as May. Battlefield Mobile has had a so-called "soft" launch, but it won't be a sharp one. In fact, EA confirms it is scrapping the duo. According to Venturebeat , the studio behind mobile BF, Industrial Toys, is also shutting down.
The studio was founded by former Bungie CEO Alex Seropian and was purchased by EA in 2018.
EA explains the Battlefield closure with "industry evolution" and that the decision was right for both the brand and to meet the expectations of players.
"As the industry has evolved and our strategy to create a deeply connected Battlefield ecosystem has taken shape, we decided to pivot from the current direction to best deliver on our vision for the franchise and to meet the expectations of our players.
The Apex Legends Mobile servers will be taken offline on May 1st and Respawn comments on it like this:
"Following a strong start, the content pipeline for Apex Legends Mobile has begun to fall short of that bar for quality, quantity, and cadence.
The game was made by Respawn in collaboration with mobile PUBG developer, Tencent's Lightspeed & Quantum Studios. You will not be able to request a refund for your purchases.