EA reverses their decision to delist Mirror's Edge from digital storefronts
Battlefield 1943, and Bad Company 1 & 2 will be delisted on April 28th
Published: 22nd March 2023 | Source: EA |
EA confirms that they no longer plan to delist Mirror's Edge from sale
Earlier this week, EA announced plans to delist four Frostbite engine games from digital storefronts on April 28th, including Battlefield 1943, and Bad Company 1 & 2, and Mirror's Edge. Now, following a backlash from gamers, EA has removed Mirror's Edge from this list of games.
In their announcement, EA stated that the reason these games were being delisted was due to the fact that EA plans to shut down the servers for these titles this December, a reason that made little sense given Mirror's Edge's status as a single-player game. The only online component of Mirror's Edge is its online leaderboard, something that the game does not need to function correctly. With this in mind, it makes sense why EA has backtracked on their discussion to delist the game.
Unfortunately, Battlefield Bad Company and Bad Company 2 are still due to be delisted on April 28th, despite the fact that both games feature single player campaigns. We hope that EA backtracks on their decision to delist these games, as both of these single player campaigns can be enjoyed without active game servers.
In the case of Battlefield 1943, it makes sense why EA are delisting the game. As a multiplayer-only game, its fate was always tied to its game servers, and those servers were always going to be closed eventually.
While it is great to see EA backtrack on their decision to delist Mirror's Edge, it is a shame that EA have decided to delist their Battlefield Bad Company titles. Both games feature great campaigns, and it would be a shame for these games to be lost. That said, physical copies of both games exist, which means that these games can still be preserved. That said, it would be nice for EA to consider their legacy more seriously, and make more of an effort to preserve their digital games.
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