EA Is Delisting Battlefield: Bad Company Series (and 1943) From Stores
In a recent blog post, Electronic Arts stated that it would be delisting some of the greatest Battlefield games of all time, stripping them from digital storefronts everywhere as of April 28th. This includes the likes of Battlefield: Bad Company 1 & 2, Battlefield 1943, and the original Mirror’s Edge game.
From April 28th, this small but mighty collection of games will no longer be available to purchase – but they will remain playable in an offline-only state. On December 8th, the online services for these games will also be discontinued, effectively marking the full retirement of one of the best Battlefield sub-franchises to ever exist.
Bye, Bye, Battlefield: Bad Company
Battlefield: Bad Company was a revolutionary title, introducing something a little less serious to the series and offering players wide, open environments, never-before-seen levels of destruction, and unique characters that were genuinely entertaining and memorable. It was also the first outing of the Frostbite engine, way back in 2008, which remains the de facto standard for Battlefield games today.
On April 28th, along with Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 1943, and Mirror’s Edge, the original Bad Company will be removed from all digital storefronts.
While these titles hold a special place in our heart, we’re now looking forward to creating new memories alongside you as we shift our focus towards our current and future Battlefield experiences.
Recently, Electronic Arts revealed that it would be shutting down Apex Legends Mobile, and it cancelled the development of Battlefield Mobile. This news comes amidst ongoing efforts to sharpen Battlefield 2042, DICE and EA’s current FPS epic that has, so far, not managed to entirely claw its way back up from a devastating launch.
So, we look to the future of Battlefield as, at the same time, we mourn the loss of Battlefield: Bad Company, one of the most iconic shooters of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 era that fans of the franchise have been desperately hoping would make a reappearance.