Publisher Electronic Arts will pull Battlefield 1943 , Battlefield: Bad Company and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 from its online store in April, developer DICE announced Tuesday. DICE said the three games would be removed from digital storefronts such as the PlayStation Store, Steam and Xbox Games Store, before shutting down the games’ online service in December.
The single-player components of Bad Company and Bad Company 2 are still playable, DICE said. Battlefield 1943 , the digital-only multiplayer version for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, won’t be playable after December 8, when the online services for all three games will shut down. Battlefield: Bad Company is the oldest discontinued game. It was released in June 2008.
“While these games hold a special place in our hearts, we now look forward to creating new memories with you as we turn our attention to current and future Battlefield experiences,” DICE said.
“Battlefield 1943” , “Battlefield: Bad Company” and “Battlefield: Bad Company 2” will be released on November 28.
After the popularity of 2021’s Battlefield 2042 , DICE is currently working on the next game in the Battlefield series, a multiplayer game that suffers from various lag issues. 2042 ‘s tumultuous launch led to leadership changes at DICE and EA, leaving Apex Legends co-founder and Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment Vince Zampella to oversee the Battlefield franchise. Halo co-founder and head of the new EA development studio Marcus Lehto will lead efforts to bring worldbuilding and storytelling to Battlefield as EA and DICE plan to rethink the franchise’s development process “from the ground up.”
UPDATE: After this story was published, DICE updated its announcement to remove Mirror’s Edge from the list of games that were dropped in April and dropped in December. DICE said adding Mirror’s Edge was a mistake. “We currently have no plans to remove Mirror’s Edge from the digital storefront,” the developer said on Twitter.