This year, EA will be removing three separate Battlefield games from sale. This will make one of them permanently useless because it is an online-only game. The information is included in a wider delisting announcement from EA, which also announces the removal of Mirror’s Edge from sale. Each and every version of the four games is affected by the delisting. No matter if you use Steam, PlayStation, or Xbox, you won’t be able to purchase any of these titles any longer.
EA is removing a few Battlefield games from sale
Battlefield 1943, Bad Company 1 and 2, and Battlefield 2 are the three Battlefield games. The sale of all three games will end on April 28. On December 8, 2023, all online services for each game will be terminated. Fans of Battlefield will still be able to play Bad Company 1 and 2 in offline modes after this occurs. Battlefield 1943 will no longer be playable as of December 8, though, as it is an online-only game. Mirror’s Edge is likewise subject to these dates.
This is what EA said about removing several Battlefield games from sale: “As we close in on 15 years since the release of Battlefield 1943, and Bad Company 1 & 2, and Mirror’s Edge, we are announcing their journey is coming to an end. Starting April 28 2023, Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: Bad Company 1, 2, and Mirror’s Edge will be removed from digital storefronts and you will not be able to purchase. This is in preparation for the retirement of the online services for these titles which will happen on December 8 2023. For Bad Company 1 & 2 and Mirror’s Edge, you can still continue playing them and use their respective offline features, such as the single player campaign. 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.”
EA hasn’t offered any justification for this choice. There are a number of causes, such as the expense of maintaining servers, security concerns, or future plans to offer these games in alternative formats. However, EA does not identify any of these or any other causes. Besides EA removing several Battlefield games from sale, we have more articles for you.