A new job listing give clues that lead towards DICE developing a Battlefield game for handheld consoles. A great fit for Vita, we believe.
The hints come courtesy of three job ads posted on EA’s career website, each revealing that DICE is searching for “handheld” programmers to help “expand [the studio's products] outside the HD platforms and deliver the same quality experience on mobile devices.”
“You will be part of a small team within a major franchise responsible for the development and growth of DICE’s presence on mobile platforms,” demands the ad.
One specific ad goes as far as stating that the chosen candidate will “design, develop and support online features such as authentication, matchmaking, server browser, statistics, etc. for DICE’s future products”.
The prospective employee will be responsible for “all aspects of the user interface concerning the application front-end, e.g., End-of-Round Screens, score boards, server browsers, etc.”
Making clear that the game will also be released on iOS and Android platforms, the ad also states development experience on at least one of the aforementioned platforms is paramount.