We understand you guys might have a lot of questions and some concerns about Totally Accurate Battle Simulator going mobile! We totally see where you’re coming from and want to address some of the questions and put your mind at ease. So without further ado, here we go!
Q: Is TABS Mobile going to be a pay-to-win game?
A: Not at all! TABS Mobile will be the pocket edition that is pretty much the same as PC and console versions. The game will be a pay-to-download with all the same content from the original.
Q: When is the game going to be released?
A: Currently the game’s mobile version is still under XD’s development. The mobile version will have quite a bit more kinks to iron out compared to the console versions to bring the authentic TABS experience. Therefore we can’t give a clear launch window. Probably shouldn’t start holding your breath just yet!
However before the launch happens, we’ll invite a bunch of TABS players from our communities for playtesting to make sure everything is nice and smooth! Keep a close eye on our TABS Mobile Twitter account and the Discord server for future beta test info and more dev updates.
Q: Will there be new factions?
A: Do you guys want new factions? Yeah, we can probably do new factions on mobile. 😉
Q: Will there be cross-platform?
A: Yes and no. The mobile versions will have cross-platform among each other (Android and iOS), however the mobile versions will not have cross-platform with the PC and console versions.
Q: What about the performance? Will the mobile version be able to handle the massive battles?
A: It is true that mobile hardware performance is inferior to that of PCs, but in our preliminary tests so far, the game’s performance on mobile has been better than we had expected and we’re going to be doing heaps of performance optimization, so that the mobile version can still support many units simultaneously. We'll also be releasing some mobile footage as we go. No cause for worry, you’ll see!
Q: What are the minimum device requirements for TABS Mobile?
A: We will be optimizing the game in accordance to the general community feedback and their average mobile specs, not to worry! Besides, we’ll also present the players with the option to adjust the graphical quality within the game in a similar fashion to the PC version to better cater to different types of devices. We hope to make TABS Mobile playable for as many players as possible!
Q: Will the mobile version support mods?
A: Well this is a good question! Currently we are working hard on porting the base game to mobile. Though we understand that mod plays an important role in the orginal PC version, when it comes to mobile, there are some uncertainties regarding platform limitations and higher performance requirements.
In the future development, we will put efforts into mobile mod support to try to provide mobile players with some cool mods that are compatible with the platform. This is still our initial rough idea but we will keep you guys updated when there's any progress on it!
That’s all for today! If you want to stay informed on the latest updates as development progresses and share your thoughts on the pocket edition with other wobblers, don’t forget to follow our socials or join our mobile communities!