Electronic Arts (EA) has announced that it will be delisting some of its classic Battlefield games, including Bad Company and Bad Company 2, from digital sale ahead of the shuttering of their online services later this year. The move will also affect cult FPS game Mirror’s Edge and Battlefield 1943, which means that these classic shooters will no longer be available on Steam, the Epic Games Store, or other respective digital platforms.
Starting April 28, 2023, Battlefield Bad Company, Bad Company 2, Battlefield 1943, and Mirror’s Edge will be removed from sale. Meanwhile, their online services will be permanently closed on December 8. While the games will still be available to play offline (with the exception of 1943, which is online only), gamers who don’t already own them or want to play them with friends will be out of luck.
EA shares in a statement, “Starting April 28, 2023, Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: Bad Company 1 & 2 and Mirror’s Edge will be removed from digital storefronts, and you will no longer be able to purchase them. This is in preparation for the retirement of the online services for these titles.”
Despite having a special place in EA’s heart, the company is shifting its focus towards current and future Battlefield experiences. The announcement also includes a moment of reflection on their time with Battlefield 1943, Bad Company 1 & 2, and Mirror’s Edge. They share amazing memories of not only their development, but also playing them alongside gamers.
However, this move is disappointing for PC players who had hoped for possible ports of Bad Company 1 and Battlefield 1943, both of which have always been exclusive to consoles.
Bad Company 2 – A Legendary Campaign
Bad Company 2 is one of the greatest Battlefield campaigns ever. Combining great action sequences, large-scale battles, and solid writing and humor, the game is known for EA DICE’s trademark destruction and pyrotechnics. It’s a must-play game before April 28.
Mirror’s Edge – A Unique Experience
Likewise, Mirror’s Edge is a unique game that offers a different experience. Though the shooting mechanics, parkour, and navigation can be a little clumsy, it’s unlike anything else that gamers have ever played. Its sequel, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, is also well worth a try.
EA invites gamers who have fond memories of playing Battlefield: Bad Company 1 and 2, Battlefield 1943, and Mirror’s Edge to share them with them.
Other Options Available
Gamers who are sad to see these classic Battlefield games depart can check out some of the other best old games still playable in 2023. There are also great single-player and multiplayer games that are still available and not going anywhere soon.
In conclusion, it’s a sad day for gamers as EA delists some of the best Battlefield campaigns, including Bad Company and Bad Company 2, along with Mirror’s Edge and Battlefield 1943. While these games will still be available to play offline, it’s disappointing news for those who want to enjoy them with friends. Nevertheless, EA’s focus is shifting towards current and future Battlefield experiences, and gamers can still enjoy many other great games.