Editor’s Update: EA has removed any mention of Mirror’s Edge being delisted. We will keep the original article below but an update can be seen here.
Publisher EA and developer DICE have announced it is delisting some of its legacy Battlefields titles like Battlefield 1943, Battlefield Bad Company and Bad Company 2, as well as Mirror’s Edge from digital storefronts starting on April 28th.
The news is just the first step of the third-party publisher’s plan to sunset the online services of the listed games which is scheduled to happen later this year on December 8th. Out of the four games, Battlefield 1943 is an online-only game while the other three titles feature an offline single-player campaign which DICE says players will be able to still be able to play after online services shut down.
“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,” DICE said in a statement.
The delisting and closure of offline services once again reiterate how much the video game industry struggles to preserve its legacy with games of this nature that will no longer be playable online and will seemingly forever be lost. This announcement happened during the same month when Nintendo is closing its doors on the 3DS/Wii U eShop this coming Monday which will erase access to over 2,000 games across both platforms.