April 17, 2012 at 3:13 PM ET
Electronic Arts has released a Battlelog iOS app that allows players with an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to review their stats, communicate with anyone on their friends' list, and anything else relating to the game's multiplayer component.
It's built around the cross-platform social service that was introduced with "Battlefield 3."
Many console offerings today have an iOS companion in the App Store, so many are wondering why it took so long for EA to get with the program. Some, including games network G4, have wondered whether the game's developer has been busy this entire time, fixing bugs, and working on downloadable content.
There's at least one unofficial Battlelog app in the App Store currently, but EA's official offering can be nabbed for free -- plus it happens to have a far higher rating so far among users.
Matthew Hawkins is an NYC-based game journalist who has also written for EGM, GameSetWatch, Gamasutra, Giant Robot and numerous others. He also self-publishes his own game culture zine, is part of Attract Mode, and co-hosts The Fangamer Podcast. You can keep tabs on him via Twitter, or his personal home-base, FORT90.com.