Three legacy Battlefield games will be removed from online stores in April
news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Yesterday - 22:34
If you want to secure a legitimate copy of Battlefield 1943 or either of the two numbered Battlefield: Bad Company games, you only have a few weeks to purchase them from various online marketplaces. Electronic Arts announced Tuesday that it would remove the older titles from all online storefronts on April 28.
EA says the move comes as the company "shift[s] our focus towards our current and future Battlefield experiences." The announcement also cites "preparation for the retirement of the online services for these titles," currently set for December 8.
But the server shutdown argument doesn't fully explain the delisting of the Battlefield: Bad Company games, which both include single-player campaigns that don't require any server resources on EA's part. Our 2008 review of the original title specifically called out the "strong" single-player campaign and its "colorful characters with a high level of witty banter." Players that buy the Bad Company games before the April delisting will still be able to enjoy all offline features, EA said.