It appears Electronic Arts is ready to wipe away a part of its gaming history, for the sake of saving room on its online servers. Pity.
The company has announced that it will de-list four games on April 28th from digital storefronts, including Steam, Xbox and PlayStation. These are Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: Bad Company 1 and 2, and the first-person adventure Mirror’s Edge.
EA will shut down live services for all games on December 8th. However, they have noted that the single player content for all four games will remain intact.
It was noted on its website, “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.”
We understand the older Battlefield games being delisted, despite the fact that the Bad Company games have carried a unique tone that the newer games are missing as of late.
However, Mirror’s Edge is the real sore spot, only using online features for leaderboards.
But the good news is that the games are still available, and will likely be on sale leading up to their de-listing. And what’s more, they’ll remain playable on their respective platforms, and all four titles are available via the backward compatibility program on Xbox Series S/X. So if you buy them, they’ll remain in your library.
Still, it’s a shame that the company is choosing to wipe them away completely. If you don’t own them yet, you might want to fix that. We’ve included a trailer for Mirror’s Edge below to remind you just how fun it is.
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