EA To Delist Multiple Titles Including Battlefield Bad Company From All Digital Stores

Online services for all players will retire on December 8, 2023, as EA focuses on the future of Battlefield.

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  • EA is listing Battlefield 1943 and Bad Company 1 & 2, from all digital stores after April 28, 2023.
  • Online services for these titles will also shut down after December 8, 2023.
  • In addition, online services for NHL 21, Shadows of the Damned, and Kingdoms of Amalur will terminate in 2023.

Electronic Arts has announced in a new update that some classic Battlefield games will be riding into the sunset this April. Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: Bad Company, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will get delisted from all digital stores on April 28, 2023. No player can purchase these titles from any digital retailer beyond this date. Furthermore, other games like Syndicate have also been made a part of this list. 

EA also said in the official announcement that it is going to retire the online servers for these Battlefield games. Online services will not be available after December 8, 2023, and delisting is partly to prepare fans for this eventuality. Players can still play both of the Bad Company games and use their offline features even after servers go offline. 

However, we can’t say the same for Battlefield 1943 as it only contains online modes like Conquest. In the announcement, EA also mentioned how it is shifting focus to new Battlefield experiences. 

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.”

Battlefield: Bad Company launched in 2008 and was a first for the series in many ways. It was the first game to include a single-player campaign with a thorough storyline instead of just multiplayer warfare modes. DICE also made use of its own Frostbite engine for the first time in Bad Company, allowing new features in the game. Players and critics alike praised the story and the characters, with the Rush mode also garnering acclaim.

This classic game in the franchise was followed by a sequel called Battlefield: Bad Company 2 sixteen months later. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 continued the story of Preston Marlowe, but its multiplayer was the star of the show. Critics and fans alike loved the modern warfare setting, and it also launched on PC this time. All of this is reflected in its sales total, as the game sold over 12 million copies worldwide.

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Unlike the Bad Company games, Battlefield 1943 was a multiplayer-only game that launched in 2010. DICE only released it digitally for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but it was still successful. The game brought Wake Island and World War II to console players while selling 1.5 million copies. Therefore, all of these titles had an important place in Battlefield history and a deep connection with fans.

Syndicate is one of the other EA games besides Battlefield, whose servers will close this year. After June 15, 2023, no online play will be available for this game on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Therefore, you have almost three months to complete the 12 online achievements in Syndicate. Even though the shooting game failed to sell well, it garnered positive reviews from critics, and hence it might be worth a try.

Other notable games whose services EA is shutting down include NHL 21, Shadows of the Damned, and Warp 1. First up, the ice hockey simulator NHL 21 will get removed from EA Play on April 30th. You can play the 30th entry in the franchise on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One until that day. Also in the updated EA list of delisted games is 2011’s Shadows of the Damned.

Produced by Shinji Mikami and written by Goichi Suda, the action game follows a demon hunter on a quest to save his love. Online servers for this game will close on March 28th. Classic RPG kingdoms of Amalur and 2012’s Xbox Live Arcade title Warp are the last two games on our list. As per the EA list, their online services will terminate on all platforms this May 15th.

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Ahmed Mansoor is a News Writer who has a deep passion for single-player adventure games. He loves to keep tabs on the gaming and technology industries and loves to break stories that interest his audience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and several years of experience writing for games. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Written 600+ News Stories.

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