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EA is delisting three Battlefield games in April

EA is delisting three Battlefield games in April


Buy them before April 28th.

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A screenshot from Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
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EA plans to delist Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: Bad Company, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 from digital stores on April 28th, the company announced on Tuesday. The delistings are happening ahead of online services shutting down for the games on December 8th. A previous version of EA’s press release said that Mirror’s Edge was set to be delisted as well, but the company now says it has “no plans” to do that.

Offline features for Bad Company and Bad Company 2 will still work after December 8th, EA says, so if you own those titles, you’ll still be able to play through their single-player campaigns. But it’s frustrating that the games are being removed from digital storefronts entirely even though parts will still work once their servers for online play are shut down.

The delistings are yet another recent reminder of the impermanence of games on digital storefronts. Right now seems to be the season of delistings; Nintendo is set to close the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShops in a matter of days, for example, while Microsoft yanked a bunch of games from the Xbox 360 Marketplace in February.

Correction March 21st, 5:07PM ET: After we published this story, EA updated its announcement to say that it has “no plans” to delist Mirror’s Edge and said that the original reference to the game had been “an error.”