Publisher Electronic Arts pulls Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: bad company, Battlefield Bad Company 2and the original mirror edge online stores in April, developer DICE announced on Tuesday. DICE said all four games are being removed from digital storefronts like the PlayStation Store, Steam and Xbox Games Store before online services for those games shut down in December.
The solo components of bad company, bad company 2And mirror edge will remain playable, DICE said. Battlefield 1943a digital-only multiplayer version for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, will no longer be playable after December 8, when online services for those four games shut down.
“While these titles hold a special place in our hearts, we now look forward to creating new memories alongside you as we focus on our current and future Battlefield experiences,” said DICE.
Battlefield: bad company is the oldest of the games to be shut down. It was released in June 2008, five months before DICE’s. mirror edge. The latter game is primarily a single-player game, but had access to online leaderboards and allowed players to upload recordings of other players’ gameplay, called Ghosts, to use as guidelines to improve their times. OF THE Mirror’s Edge Catalysta restart of the property in 2016, does not seem to be affected by server shutdowns.
Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: bad company, Battlefield Bad Company 2And mirror edge will be pulled from storefronts on April 28.
DICE is currently developing the next games in the Battlefield franchise, following the warm reception of 2021 Battlefield 2042, a multiplayer-only game that suffered from various delays. The troubled exit from 2042 led to leadership changes at DICE, and EA giving Vince Zampella, co-founder of Apex Legends and Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment, which oversees the Battlefield franchise. Marcus Lehto, co-creator of Halo and head of a new EA development studio, will lead efforts to integrate world-building and storytelling into Battlefield, as EA and DICE plan to rethink the franchise’s development process “from zero”.